Building Digits: Our New Engineering Blog


Peek behind the curtain as we build the financial engine of tomorrow. 

Our recent launch of Digits Search represented the culmination of over 30 human-years of software engineering work, from a team with hundreds of years of combined experience. All to make a financial search box… work.

Of course, there’s a lot going on under the covers.

From stateless request authentication to streaming data processing pipelines to search index generation and efficient view serving, the Digits engineering team continues to push the bounds on how modern, secure, highly-scalable, and highly-available SaaS products are built, tested, and (continuously) deployed.

Today, we’re excited to launch Building Digits, an engineering blog dedicated to sharing the details behind what we’ve built, how it works, and the tips and techniques we’ve learned along the way.

Deep Learning, live, in production

And to kick things off, what better topic than machine learning? While seemingly every startup pitch now mentions AI and ML, the harsh truth today remains that very few companies run deep-learning models live, in production, and that efficiently training, deploying, and tuning these models is still quite challenging.

At Digits, we’re firm believers in the benefits of continuous deployment across our entire stack, and we’ve invested heavily in ML infrastructure to address those challenges and support these workflows.

For a peek under the covers of how we process and classify financial transactions, and an introduction to how we train and deploy transformer models to production, check out Training and Deploying State of the Art Transformer Models at Digits.

A novel playground for innovators

Digits stands at the unique intersection of big data, continuous development, and consumer-grade design—focused by our team’s shared obsession to modernize business finance.

From designing Ferraris, to building the origins of Twitter Mobile, to authoring Building Machine Learning Pipelines, our team brings a diverse array of backgrounds and unique skillsets to tackle the most impactful problems in this space.

If you have a passion for hard problems, deep technology, and human-centered design, we would love your help shaping the future of business finance.

Come build with us 🙂 We’re hiring!

Digits Search: A finance tool so powerful, you’ll think we stole it from the future


Today’s finance software falls far short of what business leaders need—intelligent, powerful analysis and instant answers.

No longer.

We’re excited to introduce Digits Search, a brand new way to know and understand your business.

Digits Search was born from the frustrations we experienced building and growing our first companies. But the discomfort went beyond just frustration—to pain and constant uncertainty. After speaking with hundreds of business owners, we realized we weren’t alone.

For a growing business, nothing is more important than knowing the numbers.

Before now, even with the best software and teams of accountants and analysts, entrepreneurs couldn’t get the answers they were looking for without sending out requests and twiddling their thumbs. They might be waiting hours or days until their books were updated, those reports were run, the figures exported, and finally shared. Just imagine if something came up over the weekend.

Finance, meet search.

For 99% of businesses out there, the flow of financial information is slow and fragmented. Needed receipts are strewn about like Legos on the living room floor—mountains of financial figures buried under emails, Slack threads, and random account statements.

It’s time someone applied some order to the madness. We realized that the unassuming, familiar search bar could be the gateway to financial super-intelligence. 

Digits Search changes the game.

Imagine trying to find something on the Internet without a search bar… what a nightmare. Now, imagine getting instant intel on all of your company’s finances with just a few keystrokes, immediately saving you both time and money.

Digits Search unlocks answers to all of your questions in one powerful, yet easy-to-use tool. And the best part is, you don’t have to ask anyone for help! Your finances are now right at your fingertips, instantly.

The future of finance is instant and informed.

Put Digits Search under your company’s hood in just a few clicks, and you’re in the driver’s seat. One-click suggestions draw your attention to what matters most, and anything you’re curious about is just a few keystrokes away.

Digits sits on top of your existing accounting software and your existing accountant’s work. You change nothing.

Digits gives you a living, learning, hyper-aware model of your business, and it never stops working. Digits gets smarter and more accurate with every new transaction or account change and automatically learns what drives your business forward.

Oceans of financial data? No problem.

Once activated, Digits starts running machine-learning algorithms that absorb your transactions and perform millions of calculations to form a living model of your finances, working for you 24/7.

Digits seamlessly blends historical data from QuickBooks with live, real-time transaction streams from your banks, corporate cards, and more, giving you a complete picture of your business.

Financial clarity is a beautiful thing.

Gone are the days of dense spreadsheets and black & white reports. We’ve designed Digits Search from the ground up to make your company’s finances visually immersive, easy to understand, intuitive, even dare we say… beautiful?

With just a click, instant search results give way to deep-dive insights and analysis, all performed automatically on your behalf. Vendors, customers, budget categories, and more dance at your fingertips, with plenty of helpful graphs and nary a pivot table in sight.

Get Digits Search today, for free.

The power to know how your company’s money flows, gets invested, and is spent is priceless… but today it’s free. 

We want every small-business owner and startup founder to experience the power of Digits Search, and you can get started today, for free, in just a few clicks. Digits Search integrates seamlessly with your existing accounting software and your existing finance workflows, with no configuration or manual data wrangling required.

Advanced features and upgraded pricing plans are coming soon, but the core features of Digits Search will always be free.

We’re just getting started.

It’s simple. We wanted better financial tools to run our own company, but we wanted to build them for everyone.

Our goal with Digits is to usher in a paradigm-shift in business finance, and we couldn’t be more honored to work with the incredible band of engineers, data scientists, product designers, and so many other talented folks that form the Digits team.

They have poured their hearts and souls into this launch, and we have quite a bit more we’re cooking up behind the scenes. Search is where we start. Just wait ’til you see what’s next. 

We can’t wait to hear what you think,

Wayne Chang

CO-FOUNDER

@Wayne

Jeff Seibert

CO-FOUNDER

@JeffSeibert