Finance & Accounting




These are accountants that we have used in previous startups, or have seen our portfolio companies have great success with. They range from part-time CFO, to lower touch accountants.

  • Louie Balansy (Botkeeper | | LinkedIn)

This company was referred to Pillar by several early-stage startups for management accounting and financial modeling that is affordable and efficient. We've had a very positive experience with the team. 

  • Mary Hirtle (Meridian Financial Services | | LinkedIn)

Several startups in the Boston area have recommended Mary Hirtle to Pillar. 

  • David Marcus (Samet CPA | | LinkedIn)

David Marcus has worked with Pillar Partner, Sarah Hodges, across several startups. 

Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with the Supporting Strategies team across several companies. 

  • John Shults ( | LinkedIn)

John Shults serves as a part-time CFO for several companies in the broader Pillar community.

  • Lucy McQuilken (AtoB Consulting | | LinkedIn)

Lucy McQuilken serves as part time CFO for her clients, who have included some of the most exciting companies in the area, including Pillpack, Commonwealth Crypto, Accion Sytems, Zagster, Freight Farms, CoachUp, Jebbit, and many more.


Many of Pillar's portfolio companies work with one of these two banks for all of their banking needs.

  • Silicon Valley Bank ( | LinkedIn)

Many of Pillar's portfolio companies work with SVB for their banking needs. The company has a fantastic team on the ground here in Boston and great relationships in the community. Contact Dan Allred to learn more.

  • Square 1 Bank ( | LinkedIn)

Square 1 brings a personal approach to banking, and supports companies throughout the Boston area. Contact Matt Eaton to learn more. 

Accounting software. Connect your bank account to automatically import and categorize transactions. Sync with popular apps and easily snap photos of your receipts to store them with QuickBooks .

Online payment processing for internet businesses. Stripe is a suite of payment APIs that powers commerce for online businesses of all sizes.

  • Carta (EShares) Cap Table Management (Website)

Carta was founded in 2012 to help private companies manage their cap table by eliminating spreadsheets and paper certificates. They've since expanded to valuations, compliance, investors services, and tools and services for public companies. See here for one pager.