We Believe That Starting a Business Should Be Easier

Join us in our mission to help small businesses start and grow.

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What We Do At Nearside

Nearside is a financial services platform that provides accessible, transparent, and fair financial and lending products to help people start and grow their businesses.

Our Business Banking Account product does more than just hold money. We're building a business bank account that truly helps people grow their business by saving them money on unnecessary fees  and providing valuable rewards and discounts.

We are rapidly expanding and trying to create new products to help small businesses grow. As part of this, we are also working towards building credit and lending products to help support our businesses.

Our Values

Our mission is to provide accessible, transparent, and fair financial and lending products to help people start and grow their businesses

Grow the pie

We believe that sweat equity should be recognized and rewarded. Business owners work hard in order to build a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Understand before being understood

We believe that everyone brings something to the table and that it is important to understand their views before we express our own.

The work is more important than the effort

At Nearside, we try to understand how everyone both internally and externally--contributes to the overall effort. This allows us to move forward together faster.

People are fallible, systems shouldn’t be

More important to us than determining culpability or placing blame, is developing systems and processes for improvement.

It takes a village

We try to understand how everyone both internally and externally—contributes to the overall effort. This allows us to move forward together faster.

Lending is not a permanent solution

At Nearside, we want to offer you only the support you want. We will never encourage you to take on unnecessary debt.

Where We Are

Nearside HQ is in the heart of downtown San Francisco, but our teams can be found across the world. 

At Nearside, we have team members located in thriving tech cities across North America.

While employees have the option to work in-office in San Francisco, we also operate on a remote-friendly policy and we hire across the US and Canada.

Our Company Initiatives

If you need more reasons to get excited about joining Nearside, we’ve got you. Here are some bonus initiatives we have going on Nearside:

We partner with charities and non-profit organizations to help reduce access to barriers for our customers and other small business owners.

Nearside Charity Match

Get involved with your community. We will match up to $1000 in donations per year to your favourite charities.

Non-Profit Partnerships

We partner with charities and non-profit organizations to help reduce barriers to access for our customers and other small business owners.

Learning & Development

Got a skills course you’ve always wanted to take? Got a book you want to read? We’ll support you in your personal growth and learning new things every day.

Speaker Series

Each month, we invite a speaker to highlight small business owners, startup founders, industry experts, and more.

Company Engagement

We are dedicated to ongoing company engagement activities to drive a culture of community at Nearside.

Got Ideas?

We're always taking ideas for other company initiatives and ways to make life at Nearside more exciting, inclusive, and comforting. Let us know at careers@nearside.com!

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Nearside is dedicated to supporting small businesses while upholding a culture where everyone is valued and respected. We work to reduce barriers to entry for all customers, employees, and partners. Diversity, inclusion, and culture are integral values to everything we do, including our hiring process. 

All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or any other factor protected by law.


We support all of our employees with competitive benefits, perks, and support for a healthy work-life balance.


Best-in-class, fully covered plans for all employees and their dependents.


Monthly subsidy for transportation to and from the office.


Option to contribute a 401k retirement fund for our US employees and RRSP contributions for our Canadian employees. Nearside will match up to 4% per year!


Monthly subsidy for books, web courses, conferences, or resources you need for your personal and professional development.

Fitness & Wellness

Monthly subsidy provided for wellness, mental health, fitness, and gym memberships.

Flexible Vacation

We provide untracked, flexible vacation where everyone is encouraged to take at least 1 week per quarter. And we mean it!

Donation Matching

Nearside will match up to $1,000 USD per calendar year to your favorite charity or charities.

Student Loan Matching

Nearside will match your pre-tax contributions for student loan payments, up to 4% of your yearly salary (in combination with the 401k plan).

Mobile Phone

We provide a monthly subsidy to cover your mobile phone bill if it’s a material part of your role.


Get $25,000 USD reimbursement on fertility treatments, adoption, surrogacy, and other family planning services.

Parental Leave

We provide 3 months paid parental leave per child for all employees.


Love to work from home? No problem, we hire across the United States and Canada with the option to work remotely.

Life at Nearside

Internships at Nearside

Internships at Nearside offer a unique opportunity to work on complex projects in a high growth environment. We offer internship opportunities through the Waterloo Internship Program and the Kleiner Perkins’ Fellowship across many departments at Nearside!

Our internship programs run in summer, fall, and winter. Typically, these programs run for 16 weeks (Canada) or 12 weeks (US). 

There may be opportunities to hire interns full time at the end of their program. Our product, design, and engineering teams all have full time employees who started as interns! Grow and learn with the Nearside team.

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Come Join the Nearside Team

Are you excited yet? So are we! Check out our open positions at the link below.

If you don't see anything specific to your background, but you're still interested, send an e-mail to careers@nearside.com

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