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Swapnil Shinde

CEO & Co-FounderZeni Inc.

San Francisco Bay Area

Member Since July 2020


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Financial Accounting


Swapnil is a 3x Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and CEO & Co-founder of, a company that is building an AI-powered CFO-As-A-Service platform to manage all finance functions for startups and small businesses. Before Zeni, Swapnil was the CEO & Co-founder of Mezi, an AI-powered Travel-As-A-Service platform that was acquired by American Express in 2018.

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Company details

Zeni Inc.

Company bio

Zeni offers startups and small businesses an AI-powered finance team with a real-time dashboard to manage all the finance functions for your business on one platform - bookkeeping, yearly taxes, bill pay & invoicing, financial projections & budgeting, employee reimbursements, and more.


Financial Services

Area of focus

CFO Services

Company size

11 - 50

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