Three Oxford graduates set up this London fintech firm in 2011. Its platform allows merchants to take payments online via direct debit, with users able to authorise them with a single click. The company says it now processes $10bn of payments a year on behalf of 40,000 businesses, including Thomas Cook and TripAdvisor. Fees hit £20.1m last year, under co-founder and chief executive Hiroki Takeuchi, 33. In February, the company raised $75m from investors, including Adam Street Partners, GV and Salesforce Ventures, to fund expansion overseas. It plans to grow its network to 35 countries by the end of 2019.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank41
CompanyGoCardless
ActivityPayment services provider
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth89.93%
Latest sales £000s*20,133
Staff264
Founded2011
Websitewww.gocardless.com

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