Warp is a modern payroll, compliance, and benefits platform built for founders. We put all state tax registrations and compliance on autopilot so you never need to login to another .gov website again. The last time you think about payroll and compliance will be the time you onboard to Warp.
I'm the Founder and CEO of Warp. Previously, I worked at an early-stage startup in New York funded by Thrive Capital and Founders Fund. Before that, I studied Computer Science, earning a bachelor's and a master's degree at MIT.
Hey, my name is Ayush Sharma, and today we’re launching Warp – a modern compliance and payroll stack built for founders to easily run their startups.
Warp automates mandatory compliance that existing solutions don't – including state tax registrations, unemployment insurance, annual reports, ongoing notices, and more. With Warp, founders can confidently hire, onboard, and pay their team no matter where they are.
We launched 4 weeks ago, and are already running payroll and simplifying compliance for several YC and non-YC startups. We are already processing tens of thousands of $$ in payroll, and you can hear what customers are saying about Warp, here.
As a startup founder, you want to focus on building your product, not trudging through CA or NY state department websites to learn about obscure regulations on how to pay your team in those places.
First, we onboard your company, collecting all the necessary information we’ll need to automate your compliance and your payroll ops, in just 10 mins.
Next, our Warp handles the most common (and frustrating) parts of the payroll process such as registering with state tax agencies, obtaining certificates of good standing, helping with foreign qualifications, and monitoring upcoming deadlines.
Warp allows you to run fully-automated payroll, built to cover everything your startup needs –
We’re a team of engineers. I’m the founder and CEO, and I work with two brilliant full-time engineers – Adam Rankin (founding engineer) and Olzhas B (founding designer/front-end engineer). Previously, I was at MIT where I did my undergrad and master’s in Computer Science.
In my last startup, I hired and ran a fully distributed team – multiple US states + multiple countries. Two things quickly became clear to me.
With Warp, I’m building the product I wish I had in my previous startup.
If you or someone you know might be a fit for Warp, ping me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next 10 customers signing up to Warp will get the exclusive YC discount!
Startup founders want to focus on building their products, not trudging through state department websites to learn about obscure rules and opening countless tax accounts just to pay their teams in those places. Today, more startups than ever before are starting fully distributed – the new frontier of startups looks different. They have full-time employees in multiple US states, but also international contractors in the mix. Being able to comply with the US state tax regime in every state as well as managing international workers is much more of a problem today than ever before. We started Warp to fix this because we believe founders should not have to spend their time dealing with routine tax account compliance or worrying about whether their team will receive their next paychecks on time.
Our mission is to build the most delightful, complete, and reliable software stack for founders to run their startups.