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ZenBusiness offers an online platform that makes it easy to create, manage and grow a small business. Built for the new generation, the company pulls everything together for the business owner with mobile and web-based products, support, services and 24×7 business protection. ZenBusiness is based in Austin, Texas.

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  • – November 9, 2021

    ZenBusiness Raises $200M in Series C Funding

    AUSTIN, Texas – ZenBusiness, the only one-stop guided platform tailored for the entrepreneur’s journey to launch, run, and grow a successful business, today announced the close of a $200 million Series C funding round, valuing the company at $1.7 billion. As the largest SaaS financing round out of Austin this year, ZenBusiness becomes the latest unicorn in Texas. The funding round was led by Oak HC/FT, with backing from SoftBank Vision Fund 2, and existing investors Cathay Innovation and Greycroft.

    Mark Cuban joins ZenBusiness as an advocate and spokesperson to transform the company into a household name for entrepreneurs

Leadership Team

  • Ross Buhrdorf
    Ross Buhrdorf CEO & Founder
  • Shanaz Hemmati
    Shanaz Hemmati COO & Founder
  • Ryan Pitylak
    Ryan Pitylak CMO & Founder
  • Alex Victoria
    Alex Victoria CTO
  • Mitch Wilde
    Mitch Wilde Chief Customer Officer
  • Sameer Gulati
    Sameer Gulati Chief Product Officer
  • Angelika Torres
    Angelika Torres SVP, Finance & M&A
  • Zachary Rippstein
    Zachary Rippstein SVP, Marketing
  • Courtney Dickey
    Courtney Dickey SVP, Legal (SVP, Legal & General Counsel)
  • Michael Fanuele
    Michael Fanuele SVP, Brand
  • Anita Dodia
    Anita Dodia VP, Engineering
  • Conleth O’Connell
    Conleth O’Connell VP, Engineering
  • Christian Leman
    Christian Leman VP, Business & Corporate Development
  • Dennis Chatham
    Dennis Chatham VP, Design
  • Aaron Hong
    Aaron Hong VP, Sales
  • Lily Liang
    Lily Liang VP, Marketing
  • Mallory Rogers
    Mallory Rogers VP, Media Planning
  • Melissa Cadwallader
    Melissa Cadwallader VP, Human Resources
  • Sheryl Tilton
    Sheryl Tilton VP, Customer Care
  • JC Glancy
    JC Glancy Founder & Director of Product Marketing
  • Rafael Lopez
    Rafael Lopez Founder & Director of Product
  • Who We Are

    We are a small business that is excited about helping other entrepreneurs realize their dreams of creating and growing a successful business. By making business formation easy and affordable, we hope to foster a small business community where owners can connect on a local and national level and help each other grow.

    We launched ZenBusiness because we want to give back and revolutionize the process of forming a business so that more people can realize their dreams and boost the economy.

    Core Values

    These three values serve as another important way we distinguish ourselves from competitors.

    Transparency – We strive to be transparent in everything we do by operating with honesty and integrity to earn your trust and ongoing business.

    Protection – We are committed to protecting you from the pitfalls of running a business by helping you stay in good standing with the government and avoid any liability issues.

    Paying It Forward – We select women-owned and minority-owned businesses in the US to loan money to each year, increasing the lending amount on a yearly basis. It’s another important way we help aspiring business owners reach their dreams. We do this through as a part of our role as a Public Benefit Corporation.

    Logos & Product Images

  • ZenBusiness Wordmark Includes color, black & white, raster and vector assets
  • ZenBusiness Seal Includes color, black & white, raster and vector assets
  • Money App Includes JPEG & PNG assets suitable for articles and blogs
  • ZenBusiness Dashboard Includes JPEG & PNG assets suitable for articles and blogs
  • Primary Colors


    Zeal has been the base of our brand colors since the very beginning. Our teal is toned with energy and movement rather than a pure green. We help our customers channel this energy into their businesses.


    Coral is the excitement a new adventure provides. The hint to your next destination. The warm and playful marker guiding you along to your final destination. Coral should be used with holistic consideration.


    It is no secret our customers are on a path to success, and Goldenrod is the reward they receive during and at the end of the journey. Success is rarely a windfall. It is cumulative and grows over time from small triumphs.