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Our Mission

At Nearside, we believe that starting a business should be easier. We help entrepreneurs build their ideas, whether they’re growing their businesses or just getting started. We provide accessible, transparent, and fair financial products to help people start and grow businesses.

About Nearside

Nearside is a modern banking platform. We provide a free business bank account with cashback rewards and discounts on business tools to help our customers save money and reinvest in themselves. We also offer credit products to help our customers grow.

Executive team

Thomson Nguyen

Founder and CEO

Justin Berka

VP, Data

Laurel Coster

VP, Customer Operations and Support

Paul Ricketts

VP, Product and Design

Peter Hanley

VP, Engineering

Tim Wu

VP, Marketing

Advisory team

Dan Chen

Senior Advisor

Past companies

Our executive team has over 100 years in combined experience across finance, lending, software and technology.

Customer testimonials


Signing up for Nearside felt like a relief. The bank account has a great user interface and getting money in and out is a breeze!

– Emmett C., Arizona

Once I contacted Nearside Sprout, it was an easy application process as well as quick! I still can't believe how easy it was to form an LLC. I appreciate the time placed to help me.

– Yolandria C., Florida
Trustpilot Review

A very smooth process. Definitely will recommend to anyone starting a business. Thank you!

– Gina G., Nevada
Trustpilot Review

Fast, easy, and cheap.

– Ernest W., Florida

Very quick and easy and affordable.

– Clayton N., Florida

Once I got in contact with someone they got all the paperwork done and turned in so fast. It was such an easy process for me, and they were so nice and helpful!

– Derek J.M., Mississippi
App Store Review

I get everything I want and need from a business account without all of the stress that comes with deposit minimums and limits and no fees!

– Burreazy37, California

I have never dealt with a company that has been so interested in their clients. It’s unheard of in banking!

– Chris M., Colorado
Trustpilot Review

“Easy and flawless application process. I absolute love Nearside. I highly recommend for small business owners. Excellent customer service.”

– Jay R., Ohio

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Create an LLC
Get your LLC filed without all of the legal headache.
  • Plans start at just $39/year
  • Simple 5 minute form to get started
  • All the add-ons you need to get your business started off right
Business Banking
The free business bank account designed for small business owners.
  • Separate your personal and business finances
  • No monthly fees or minimums
  • Perks, cashback, and rewards