Our Company

AppZen is the first artificial intelligence (AI) solution for back office automation. AppZen’s platform uses AI to automate expense report auditing and instantly detect compliance issues and fraud. AppZen’s patented AI combines computer vision, deep learning, and natural language processing to automatically read and understand expense reports, receipts, and travel documents and cross-check them with hundreds of data sources in real time to determine the accuracy and legitimacy of every expense. This enables companies to detect fraud and compliance issues in seconds.
The company was founded in 2012 and today works with more than 25 Fortune 1000 companies. AppZen is based in San Jose, California, with an additional office in Chandler, Arizona.

board of directors

Anant Kale
Anant Kale, Co-Founder and CEO

Anant founded AppZen in 2012 to bring AI into back offices around the world. He’s responsible for the product vision and execution of the company’s broad mission. Previously he was the VP of Applications at Fujitsu America from 2009-2012, responsible for product management, and delivery of Fujitsu’s applications and infrastructure for enterprise. He has 15+ years of experience in software development. He has an MBA and a BS in Finance and Engineering from Mumbai University.

Kunal Verma
Kunal Verma, Co-Founder and CTO

As CTO, Kunal is responsible for product development and engineering, technology architecture, and developing the IP for AppZen’s AI technologies. Prior to AppZen he was a Research Lead at Accenture Tech Labs, leading global R&D teams of engineers; he developed tools used at hundreds of Fortune 500 companies. He earned his BE from Mumbai University in Electronics and Telecom, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia University with a focus on semantic technologies.

Arif Janmohamed
Arif Janmohamad, Lightspeed

Arif joined Lightspeed in 2008 to focus primarily on investments in the areas of cloud and datacenter technologies, as well as enterprise mobile and SaaS solutions. He's been involved in several Lightspeed investments which have had successful exits including Nutanix (NTNX) and Edgespring (acquired by Salesforce). Prior to joining Lightspeed, he worked in the Corporate Business Development Group at Cisco.

Alex Bard
Alex Bard, Redpoint Ventures

Alex is a career technology entrepreneur, executive and angel investor. In 1996, he co-founded eShare technologies, a web-based customer support platform acquired in 1999. Alex then co-founded eAssist Global Solutions, a CRM for support acquired in 2004. Alex went next co-found Goowy Media, a distribution and analytics platform, backed by Mark Cuban and acquired by AOL in 2008. After 2 years at AOL, Alex co-founded Assistly (now Desk.com).