This company helps small businesses manage cash flow by providing cash advances based on the firm’s credit and debit card transactions. Founded in 2007, it increased sales to £21.1m last year under chief executive Rob Straathof, 37, and has provided more than £340m to more than 11,000 small businesses. Last year the firm launched its intelligent pricing tool, which offers bespoke online quotes powered by machine learning. In 12 months, the firm has gone from being a UK-only operation to launching funding offerings in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, America and the Nordic countries, with planned launches in the Middle East and Asia.
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