Avalara, Inc. is a privately held company with headquarters in Seattle, WA. Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transactional taxes, including VAT, sales tax, excise tax, communications tax, and other tax types. Founded in 2004, Avalara is one of six Certified Service Provider available to retailers. Avalara was founded in 2004. In 2011 Avalara raised $7 million in venture capital from Sageview Capital. In 2012 Avalara raised $20 million in additional venture capital from Battery Ventures.