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We help entrepreneurs master their financial lives.

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Understanding your finances should be three things: simple, effortless, and affordable.

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.

What we do

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.

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2013

Year we launched

350

Employees

$53M

Total funding

Ian and founders

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 and launched in Canada

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Who we help

From creatives to chiropractors, Bench supports thousands of small business owners across North America.

Why we're here

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.

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Our principles

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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Experiment Together

Experiment together


Go big


Think long-term

People are everything

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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.