Co-founder & CEO of Vancouver tech company tops the Enterprise
VANCOUVER, Jan. 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Forbes magazine today announced
Vancouver-based CEO Ian Crosby has clinched a top spot on its 2016 "30
Under 30" list. Crosby, 29, is the co-founder and CEO of Bench, the
tech company automating accounting tasks for small businesses.
Recognized for the advancements the company has made in the accounting
space and for the work he's done for fellow entrepreneurs, Crosby took
top spot in the Enterprise Technology category.
"This accolade is testament to the fact that a tech company does not
have to be in California to succeed," said Crosby. "Finding impeccable
talent is crucial to the success of Bench. Vancouver has a lot to offer
in that respect."
Growing from a team of four founders to 200 employees in just three
years, Crosby has kept all of Bench's operations in-house, in downtown
The company's focus for 2016 includes new service rollouts, increased
automation and a launch of the Bench mobile app. Crosby plans to
continue onboarding 10 new employees a month to meet demand. This is
not the first designation of its kind for Crosby, who was recognized in
BC Business' 30 Under 30 in March 2015.
Read the full story here: http://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-2016/enterprise-tech/
Bench is a three-year-old tech company that specializes in automating
accounting tasks, specifically bookkeeping. Bench pairs business owners
with a professional North American bookkeeping team and elegant
accounting software. Bookkeeping teams are available to clients via
phone, email, or in-app messaging. By integrating live bookkeepers into
their software experience, Bench combines the convenience and
efficiency of modern technology with the expertise and time-savings
afforded by a professional service. Bench launched out of TechStars NYC
in 2012 and has raised over $10M to date. Bench services thousands of
American business owners and employs 200 people. More information: https://bench.co/
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