United States

RSM Announces Strategic Partnership with Technology and Life Sciences Accelerator, OCTANe



RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – today announced a strategic partnership with OCTANe, a technology and life sciences accelerator based in Orange County, California. The goal of the partnership is to drive further innovation, and fuel the growth of companies in Southern California and beyond. As part of the partnership, the companies announced the launch of OCTANe Shared Services (OSS) powered by RSM, a comprehensive shared services model designed to rapidly accelerate growth and enable organizations to scale efficiently.

“We are excited to announce our partnership with OCTANe to further enhance innovation for companies,” said Bob Jacobson, principal with RSM US LLP. “This exciting new partnership will enable RSM to work with some of the most innovative companies in the technology and life sciences industries. OCTANe is shaping the future of innovation in Orange County and ultimately in other geographies across the nation, and we’re excited to play a critical role in their ecosystem.”  

OCTANe drives innovation by providing organizations in the technology and life sciences industries with a business ecosystem by connecting people, resources and capital. It strives to achieve the goal of creating more than 55,000 high-value technology jobs in Southern California alone by 2030. In addition to its award-winning accelerator, LaunchPad, and comprehensive capital services, OCTANe recently introduced Growth Services, a new platform designed to enable seamless growth for early stage and small to mid-size (SMB) companies.

OSS powered by RSM is an innovative platform that will enhance OCTANe’s Growth Services to deliver best-in-class finance and accounting outsourcing, managed IT solutions, cybersecurity and tax services to support business success through a scalable outsourcing model to empower growth. Companies can choose the service offerings that are right for their organization as they continue to grow.

“Expanding the OCTANe Growth Services platform will enable us to help the businesses we work with to continue to effectively scale and grow,” said Bill Carpou, CEO with OCTANe. “OSS powered by RSM is a key component in delivering the easy-to-implement growth services that companies need for success. Given RSM’s strong reputation for providing innovative solutions to the middle market, we know the firm is a partner that companies can trust.”

About OCTANe
OCTANe is building the SoCal of Tomorrow by connecting people, resources and capital to fuel technology growth in Southern California. Its members represent technology executive leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, academicians, and strategic advisors, all working together to fuel innovation in the OC. The organization has helped more than 800 companies via the LaunchPad SBDC accelerator. LaunchPad companies have received more than $2.1 billion in investment and equity exits. OCTANe annually welcomes more than 7,000 people to its programs and events. More than 2,000 business leaders throughout the region are OCTANe members. For more information, visit www.octaneoc.org.

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.

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