Bench solves bookkeeping for entrepreneurs. 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.
We take care of bookkeeping 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
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 and launched in Canada
From creatives to chiropractors, Bench supports thousands of small business owners across North America.
Our mission is to bring financial mastery to a million people, starting with small business owners.
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.
From new roles at our HQ to our name in the news, there's always something happening around here. See what's new.
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.