Meet Checkfront, Behind the Booking Software

Find out who we are, why we do what we do, and how we got here.


We still wake up as eager as we did on day one to have the best online booking system available. We want to take the work out of managing the complexities and administration of service-based bookings and allow owners to focus on their customers and what they love.

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Our Story

Checkfront was initially conceived by co-founders Jason Morehouse and Grant Jurgeneit to help frustrated service operators better manage their bookings online.

While large companies had (arguably antiquated) systems for centralizing reservations and taking payments, many tourism and rental companies were still struggling to manage bookings with e-mail forms, spreadsheets, and clunky software – hardly an ideal solution for a business owner looking to create a seamless and professional online experience.

That’s why we scrutinize every aspect of our service. Our booking management software must be easy to use, beautifully designed, highly secure, perform flawlessly, and priced fairly.

Our Pillars

Locally Grown

Since launching in June 2010, Checkfront has grown from a humble operation into a dedicated workforce spread across Canada. Our product team is based in the beautiful capital city, Victoria, British Columbia.

Globally Known

We’ve processed over 5.1 billion USD in bookings annually, made by businesses in 128 countries around the world. From Alaska to New Zealand, we facilitate hundreds of thousands of bookings monthly.

We gratefully and respectfully acknowledge that Checkfront operates on the traditional and unceded territory of First Nation and Metis peoples. We acknowledge and give thanks to the Lekwungen People of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples for allowing us to conduct business, gather, live and play on their lands.

Secret Sauce

Our Secret Sauce

It may sound cliché, but it’s the relationships we build with our customers that inspire us every day. We have the pleasure of working with business operators big and small, around the globe, who are passionate about what they do, and we love that we get to help them achieve their goals.

To top it off, we work in one of the most beautiful places on earth, with a team that truly cares about the product.

  • Checkfront Closes Series A Funding Round of $9.3 Million CAD
    Checkfront team over the years.

    We’re so excited to announce that Checkfront has raised $9.3 million in our Series A funding round. Find out what our CEO, Jason Morehouse, had to say on this momentous occasion.

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  • Checkfront becomes the first booking platform to offer a choice of payments

    We believe that pricing shouldn’t stand between you and the booking management platform of your dreams. That’s why we’re introducing our zero payments plan — Flex.

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  • Checkfront Partners with Google to Bring Tours and Activities To ‘Reserve with Google’

    We are so excited to announce that Reserve with Google is now available for Checkfront users! By setting up a Google listing, your Checkfront inventory will become bookable with Google products — allowing you to drive more bookings by reaching users in the searching phase.

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  • Checkfront is One of the First to Join New Stripe Partner Program

    Most people today don’t know that only three percent of GDP is online. That’s why we’re excited to join the Stripe Partner Program to increase internet commerce and help companies start, run, and scale their businesses.

    By joining the program, our mutual customers will now benefit from the combination of Checkfront’s online booking system with Stripe’s seamless payments platform.

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  • (FINALIST) Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce – Outstanding Workplace of the Year

    The Outstanding Workplace of the Year Award honors a Greater Victoria business that shows a commitment to a healthy work environment and their employees’ success, has competitive employment packages, focuses on workplace culture as well as employee recognition and reward programs, is dedicated to professional development and/or advancement opportunities, and shows diversity in the workplace.

  • Checkfront Adds Site-Builder

    With Checkfront’s launch of Site Builder, you’re back in control. No coding experience is needed to finally have a creative travel website design, optimized to increase conversion rate. Oh, and it’s a fraction of the cost!

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  • (WINNER) VIATEC Technology Company of the Year (50+)

    The award marks Checkfront’s second consecutive win, after taking home Product of the Year in 2016. We’ve undergone some very exciting changes in the past year that have led us to this point.

    We’ve grown from 26 employees in January 2016, to 51 as of June 2017 bumping us into the 50+ category. As a result, we outgrew our old office and moved into a brand new 3500 square foot space.

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  • Checkfront Adds Built-In Digital Waivers

    Unifying waivers and bookings, Checkfront added built-in Digital Waivers for any Plus and Enterprise client to expedite the check-in process.

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  • (WINNER) VIATEC Product of the Year

    VIATeC saw a record 189 nominations, which resulted in 58 nominations across 15 awards. Checkfront was nominated for two awards: Product of the Year and Technology Company of the Year.

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  • Checkfront Reaches $1 Billion in Booking Volume

    Checkfront surpasses $1 Billion in booking, over 100% growth year over year.

  • Checkfront Accepted into Google Cloud Accelerator

    Google has generously contributed $100,000 to help grow our infrastructure so that we can continue to scale our real-time online booking system. Additionally, Google is working directly with our team for technical training, architecture overviews and mentorship.

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  • Checkfront Raises $1M in Funding

    Checkfront raises $1m in its first round of funding and will use funds to accelerate growth, pursue strategic partnerships, and grow the team.

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  • Checkfront Merchants exceed $375 million in online booking volume

    Checkfront merchants have processed more than $375 million (USD) in online bookings to date. Over the past 12 months, we saw an impressive 140% growth in bookings.

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  • Checkfront Reaches $100 Million in Bookings

    Checkfront surpasses $100 million in bookings, business has more than doubled each year since it launched three years ago.

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  • Checkfront Launches iOS and Android apps

    Checkfront launched its first iteration mobile apps to the iOS and Android marketplaces.

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  • Checkfront Wins VIATEC’s Emerging Technology Company of the Year

    Based on traction, revenue and team growth, product breadth and acceptance, and business fundamentals.

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  • Checkfront Founded

    Checkfront was initially conceived by co-founders Jason Morehouse and Grant Jurgeneit to help frustrated service operators better manage their bookings online.

Our Team

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