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LumaTax investor: Madrona Group LumaTax investor: Cowboy Ventures LumaTax investor: Vulcan Capital LumaTax investor: Greycroft

Our Story

LumaTax was founded by Robert Schulte, a veteran of the sales tax industry, and launched out of Pioneer Square Labs in the fall of 2016. Pioneer Square Labs is a startup studio in the heart of Seattle that has gone on to successfully spin out a number of exciting startups, since LumaTax became its first funded spin out.

Prior to LumaTax, Robert worked as a Senior Tax Auditor for the State of California. In this role, he learned the ins and outs of sales tax - and came to fully appreciate the burden placed disproportionately on small businesses when it comes to sales and use tax calculation, reporting, and remittance. Robert went on to found Taxcient, a sales tax software company, in the early 2000's. Taxcient eventually merged with Avalara, and Avalara has since become the industry leader in the sales tax software space, catering primarily to large, enterprise customers.

Robert, a lifelong entrepreneur, has always been aware of the fact that there are no adequate, affordable sales tax solutions for the "little guys". At the same time, these small businesses are the lifeblood of the American economy. Ultimately, LumaTax evolved over the course of a decade from an idea, to an opportunity, to a company - one that Robert is uniquely qualified to lead.

Our News

LumaTax raises $3M and partners with Square to help small businesses file taxes

LumaTax has raised more funding and inked a key partnership with Square to help small businesses automate their sales tax reporting process.

This Seattle startup makes sales tax simple for small businesses

In this week's Pitch, we take a look at LumaTax, a startup aimed at small businesses that need help filing sales taxes.

Tax Co. Aims to Turn the Tables on Complexity

Coffee shop owners should get to spend their time serving coffee — not battling tax documents.

LumaTax Raises $2 Million to Automate Sales Tax Reporting for Small Businesses

LumaTax which offers automation for small business tax reporting, received $2 million in funding.