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Avalara Selected as Finalist for 2016 NC Tech Awards

DURHAM, NC — (Marketwired) — 09/20/16 — Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, has been selected as a finalist for the mid-sized company of the year award. The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina–s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership, presented by the .

Before Avalara, tax automation was limited to enterprise customers that could afford large, on-premise installations and expensive hardware and software systems. Most small and medium-sized businesses had no choice but to manually manage their transactional tax compliance.

Avalara addressed this huge unmet need — and changed the nature of transactional tax automation forever — by delivering the first SaaS-based sales tax solution for businesses of all sizes; one that took hours (or even minutes) to deploy vs. months.

“Since 1995, the NC Tech Awards have honored companies for outstanding achievement in the tech sector and use of technology. As a finalist in this year–s awards, Avalara has distinguished itself as one of the state–s technology leaders,” stated Brooks Raiford, NCTA–s President and CEO.

A review committee comprised of non-profit, media, education, and technology leaders representing various regions of the state selected this year–s finalists. The awards process culminates with the NC Tech Awards Gala on November 10, 2016 at the Raleigh Convention Center where hundreds of leaders from across the state will gather to celebrate the tech sector and honor the winners and finalists in each category.

“It–s an honor for Avalara to be recognized as an NC Tech Awards finalist alongside so many outstanding companies,” said Matt Tormollen, Avalara–s EVP/GM of Excise, CertCapture, and Communication. “Since 2013, our operations in the Raleigh-Durham region have played a critical role in providing solutions designed to effectively and affordably manage the complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the US and internationally.”

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at .

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales and use, excise, communications, and other tax types. We deliver comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara–s Compliance Cloud platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. Each year, the company processes billions of tax transactions for customers and users, files hundreds of thousands of tax compliance documents and tax returns, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.

A privately held company, Avalara–s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara–s headquarters are in Seattle, WA and it has offices across the U.S. and Brighton and London, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Pune, India. More information at:

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Director of Corporate Communications


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