Our mission is to create a fairer financial system

We are the income layer enabling customers to build financial fairness for everyone.


Funding from leading investors like Coatue, GGV, and more


Pinwheelies (and counting) driving home our mission


Increase in monthly executed processes in 2021


Growth in annual recurring revenue in 2021

Our story so far

Pinwheel founded by Anish Basu, Curtis Lee, and Kurt Lin to create a fairer financial system.
Pin wheel founders, Anish Basu, Curtis Lee and Kurt lin
Builds the world’s first API for payroll, securing seed funding from First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures.
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Covers over 70% of paid US workers and integrates with every major payroll platform.
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Raises $20M Series A and accounts for over half of all direct deposit switches in the neobank market.
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Raises $50M Series B, expands coverage to 80% of US workers and enables new use cases like earned wage access.
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Building a better system together

Our mission is to create a fairer financial system, and we see Pinwheel as the way innovators build that fairness for everyone. We’re the income layer giving builders the tools to fix what’s broken. By focusing on real consumer challenges and enabling companies with a reliable platform, we’re shaping a new system that makes room for everyone.

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Our Investors

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TQ Ventures
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Want to help build a fairer financial system?

It’s our people that make Pinwheel turn. Building the future of finance takes a dedicated team of collaborators, hurdlers, planners, bold types, and challengers — and that’s exactly who we are.

Join our team