A life-size chessboard in the middle of the office sets the tone at the Bellevue-based tech startup Finagraph, a small but mighty team with a playful sense of humor. The company’s mission is to help accountants and small business owners become more financially savvy with the use of its patent-pending technology. Finagraph collects, processes, and analyzes financial data that help streamline workflow, replacing the traditional paperwork process. The office is nestled in a woodsy part of east Bellevue. “As a financial technology company, our work is challenging. Having a connection to the forest through these big windows really helps ground us, and gives us a way to recharge. It feels like we’re in a tree house,” said Heidi Ob’bayi of corporate communications. Take a look around.

Strategy Games: Angela and Mike enjoy a game of oversized chess in the office.

Strategy Games: Angela and Mike enjoy a game of oversized chess in the office.

 

Fresh Air: The office is nestled in a forest-like office park with outdoor seating.

Fresh Air: The office is nestled in a forest-like office park with outdoor seating.

 

An Apple a Day: Bright splashes of Finagraph’s brand colors are found throughout the space.

An Apple a Day: Bright splashes of Finagraph’s brand colors are found throughout the space.

 

Tech-savvy Welcoming: Finagraph has done away with the typical front desk in favor of a tech-savvy iPad sign-in that alerts staff when you’ve arrived.

Tech-savvy Welcoming: Finagraph has done away with the typical front desk in favor of a tech-savvy iPad sign-in that alerts staff when you’ve arrived.

 

Take a Seat: The meeting space is roomy enough to seat 12.

Take a Seat: The meeting space is roomy enough to seat 12.

 

Come On In: Private offices give the feeling of larger, more open space with the addition of glass walls.

Come On In: Private offices give the feeling of larger, more open space with the addition of glass walls.

 

Stretch It Out: Yoga mats and exercise balls are provided at the office.

Stretch It Out: Yoga mats and exercise balls are provided at the office.

 

Snack Time: The company kitchen is open and spacious, providing a space to step away from your desk.

Snack Time: The company kitchen is open and spacious, providing a space to step away from your desk.

FUN FACTS

  • Office names are inspired by the research facilities from the TV show Lost, including Lamp Post, Hatch, and Pearl.
  • Three kinds of locally sourced, organic coffee are up for grabs in the kitchen.
  • The commercial-grade slushie machine has its own traveling cart.
  • Encouragement is abundant — software Bonusly makes it easy and fun for all employees to give micro-bonuses to each other.
  • Large TV screens and the indoor picnic table do double-duty for company gaming tournaments.

 

THE DETAILS

architect: JPC Architects
builder: Goudy Construction
square footage: 8,286
employees: 22
office built: October 2016
website: finagraph.com

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