Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Quipu (@getquipu)

I don’t know about you but I’d rather be tied in chains and roaming the lands of Hades than taking care of our accounting. I tried, I failed and I don’t want to do it again. Hearing the words “IVA”, “Social Security” or “IRPF” is enough to set me off. It’s pure evil I tell you.

Not so long ago, I met a group of people who share my same views on said subject matter. They are called Quipu and here are the things they don’t like:

  • They are fed up with spreadsheets and paperwork
  • They are fed up with spending tons of hours on administrative tasks
  • They are fed up with losing tickets
  • They are fed up with losing money because we don’t want to spend time uploading tickets
  • They are fed up with losing all their hard drive information
  • They are fed up with not knowing how they spend their money


CEO Roger Dobaño tells us how it is; “In Quipu we believe that there’s no need to be an expert to manage your company’s finances. We understand that taking care of the administrative tasks of a company is tedious but mandatory: we want to turn something that seems complicated into a painless and simple activity.”


Barcelona startup Quipu is an online invoicing and accounting software that helps you deal with day to day admin tasks in a streamlined way so that you can invest your time on the fun and important stuff (i.e. sharpening pencils, office chair racing, etc). The nicely designed platform allows you to create invoices, expenses, estimates, save receipts to your mobile, track payments or manage your contacts, generate and files your taxes automatically and as expected, you can do it wherever you are on any device, so all of your data is in one place. Oh, and they encrypt all your information and store it in the cloud. “Quipu gives you the big picture of your company, empowering you to make better business decisions”, Roger says.

The team, which is located at Itnig, a business acceleration startup, consists of CEO Roger Dobaño, CTO Albert Bellonch, frontend  Designer Hayk An, developer Marc Pursals, and growth hacker Jordi Robert. Additionally, Júlia Areny handles the communications and marketing.


For the history buffs out there, a Quipu was an ancient accounting tool that Incas used – and predecessor societies – for bookkeeping  The combination of fiber types, dye colors, and intricate knotting was a novel form of written language, containing a seven-bit binary code capable of conveying more than 1,500 separate units of information. The new Quipu doesn’t have any knots or cords but it keeps the essence alive; an easy and handy way to manage accounting and financial information.

For those of you interested in preventing any more grey hairs, i’d be checking Quipu out here.

You can see the product in more detail in this video:

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