Lightspeed HQ

Lightspeed is a leading provider of software, solutions and support systems to the small and medium size retailers and restaurateurs that are at the heart of our communities. 

Lightspeed POS's mission is to empower these businesses, helping them engage with consumers, manage operations, accept payments and generate growth.

Lightspeed was founded in Mar 20, 2005 by Dax Dasilva. The company is based in Montreal, Quebec with offices all around the world.

Lightspeed helps entrepreneurs offer their customers positive and memorable experiences by taking care of the day-to-day management aspect of their business.

Lightspeed has over 700 employees in Montreal, Ottawa, Ghent, Amsterdam, Olympia, London, and New York. The company has customers in 100 countries, but primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia and England.


Lightspeed is backed by Silicon Valley Bank, Accel Partners, Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, iNovia Capital and others.


Lightspeed went public on March 2019, they were valued at $1.4 billion based on IPO price and raised CA$240M at the event.



  • Year founded: 2005
  • Funding Info: $347M in 5 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Post IPO)
  • Yearly Revenue: $50M-$100M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 501-1000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at IPO $1.4B as of Mar, 2019
  • City/Town: Montreal
  • State: Quebec
  • Country: Canada
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