Wave

Wave provides tailored financial services (payments, payroll) embedded in award-winning, 100% free software (accounting, invoicing, receipt scanning, personal finance). Wave was acquired by H&R Block in 2019.
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Wave

The story so far

Co-founded in 2010 by Kirk Simpson, Wave was created to create a future where small business owners can manage their finances fearlessly. Wave launched their first suite of finance management solutions with Wave Accounting, and had reached over 100,000 customers in just one year. Named one of Deloitte's 100 Companies to Watch in 2011 and North American Fast 500 in 2019, Wave has grown to more than 250 employees, continuing to innovate financial solutions for small business owners. Wave was acquired by H&R Block in 2019. OMERS Ventures invested in Wave in 2011.

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Fintech

Founded

2008

OMERS First Investment

2011

Exited

2019

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Kirk Simpson

Kirk Simpson is the co-founder and CEO of Wave, aimed at disrupting small business financial software and services. Kirk is passionate about focusing on and empathizing with the human experience on both sides of the tech equation: the customers who rely on Wave to run their businesses successfully; and the people who make up the Wave team and drive the company’s innovation and success.

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