Three Oxford graduates set up GoCardless in 2011. Its platform allows merchants to take payments online via direct debit with users able to authorise them with a single click. The direct debit processing business now transacts £5bn a year after its European customer base grew to 30,000 firms over the past 12 months. After several fundraising rounds it has now raised £34.3m from venture capitalists, including Notion Capital and Accel Partners. It is led by Hiroki Takeuchi, 32, and Matt Robinson, 32, and its fees hit £11.9m last year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank27
CompanyGoCardless
ActivityPayment services provider
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth112.99%
Latest sales £000s*11,896
Staff165
Founded2011
Websitewww.gocardless.com

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