Pinwheel is the market-leading payroll data connectivity platform that is building a fairer financial system by unlocking API access to payroll systems.

Pinwheel provides developer-friendly SDKs and APIs to seamlessly connect to payroll systems.

Pinwheel was founded in 2019 by Kurt Lin, Anish Basu, and Curtis Lee. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.


Pinwheel allow access to the data and controls within traditional and non-traditional payroll platforms to update direct deposits, streamline income and employment verification, improve underwriting, power earned wage access, and build innovative new products. 


Pinwheel, with consumer permissioning, connects to the majority providers, covering over 1,400+ platforms and nearly 80% of anyone receiving a paycheck in the US, to enable market-leading fintechs, like Block (formerly Square), to easily access and update the payroll data of more than 100 million US-based employed people.


Pinwheel has built an enterprise-ready platform that securely executes over 4.6M processes per month.


Pinwheel is backed by Coatue, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures, Franklin Templeton, AMEX Ventures, Wonder Ventures, Indeed, Kraken Ventures, and others. The company raised $50M in Series B round on Jan 18, 2022. This brings Pinwheel's total funding to $77M to date.



  • Year founded: 2018
  • Funding Info: $77M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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