We're changing the way small businesses manage their finances

Our story

Like most entrepreneurs, Kirk Simpson (co-founder and CEO of Wave) hated everything to do with accounting, invoicing and payroll. Before launching Wave he owned two successful tech companies, in a time when there wasn’t a simple and free financial software in the market for small businesses. Understanding first-hand the pain of managing finances, he knew there had to be a better way to support small business owners.

So in 2010, along with James Lochrie, they officially launched Wave. At the time, only eight employees working out of a small shared workspace in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. Wave has since grown to become an award-winning financial services software company, with more than 250 employees serving entrepreneurs and freelancers around the world.

Fun fact: 55% of Wave employees have owned a business.



Wave officially launches with eight employees, working out of a shared workspace.


Reaches a milestone of 100,000+ customers.

Makes Deloitte's 100 Companies to Watch list.

Moves into the historic Wrigley building at 235 Carlaw Ave.


Launches Payroll by Wave and Payments by Wave in North America.

Surpasses 500,000 customers.


Launches Receipts by Wave mobile app.

Launches Payments by Wave app.


Launches Invoice by Wave.


Takes over two floors at 235 Carlaw Ave.


Wave launches new brand.

Wave Plus launches.


Workforce grows to more than 250.

Wave acquires Fintech startup Every.

Wave is acquired by H&R Block.

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We’re on a mission to empower entrepreneurs

We believe in their journey and their ability to change the world.

Based in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood, the Wave team is 250+ people and growing fast.

One of Canada’s most celebrated workplaces

Since 2017, we've been certified a great place to work:
in Canada – 100-999 employees
for Inclusion
for Mental Wellness
for Women
in Technology
for Millennials

Wave 2020 great place to work

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Waterstone most admired culture ceo
One of Canada's most admired corporate Cultures and CEOs
Award 7Th Annual Canadian Innovation Fintech Award 2X
Canadian Innovators Award – Fintech
Award 2017 Employee Globe Mail Recommended Workplace 2X
One of Canada's Healthiest Workplaces
Deloitte fast 500 winner
One of Canada's fastest-growing tech companies, recognized since 2016
Award 2018 Top Small Medium Employers 2X
A forward-thinking and supportive workplace
Award Top Rated Ceo 2X
Led by an award-winning CEO
Comparably best company culture 2017
One of Canada's best company cultures


Join the Wave team! We’re always interested in talking to smart, creative, energetic people who believe anything is possible.

Our team

We take pride in our accomplishments, in our teamwork, and in the company culture we’ve created together.