We help entrepreneurs master their financial lives.
Understanding your finances should be three things: simple, effortless, and affordable.
Bench simplifies small business finances. But our larger purpose expands beyond that. We’re here to help entrepreneurs understand what they want to do and where they want to go.
What we do
We take care of bookkeeping and tax for small business owners. And we do it in a way that’s never been done before—by pairing intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers. To us, it’s more than number crunching. It's giving entrepreneurs more time to focus on what they care about.
Year we launched
How we got here
2012: Accepted by TechStars NYC’s accelerator program as 10sheet Inc.
2013: Raised $2M in seed capital and launched to the public
2013: Moved to Vancouver, BC and changed our name to Bench
2015: Raised $7M in Series A funding
2016: Raised $16M in Series B funding
2018: Raised an additional $18M in Series B-1 funding
2021: Raised $60M in Series C funding
We acknowledge that Bench headquarters is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Who we help
From creatives to chiropractors, Bench supports thousands of small business owners across the United States. See what our small business owners are up to, and join the conversation.
Why we're here
Our mission is to help every business owner thrive, by providing financial insight and peace of mind in one seamless platform.
Financial mastery is the idea that everyone, regardless of economic standing, should have full control of their finances. It’s more than knowing how to read an account statement—it’s giving people the tools they need to stay on top of their finances, and improve their lives.
People and the quality of their lives. That, at its core, is what Bench is about.
We rely on five principles to inform how we communicate, share information, and work towards our mission.
Together, these principles inform the most valuable technology we possess: culture.
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Our COVID Safety Plan
Safety and wellbeing is a top priority at Bench. Here’s how we’re responding to COVID-19, and how to stay safe in the office.
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Wondering about the name Bench?
In renaissance Italy, where modern banking practices emerged, banking would be conducted in open air markets from the banca. Banca is Italian for “Bench”, and the root word for bank. So there you have it: Bench.