British online payments start-up GoCardless has landed a $ 75 million investment backed by US tech giants Alphabet – the parent company of Google and Salesforce.
"Overall, we believe that such repayments make up about 18 percent of the total payment volume globally. So that's pretty much all of the payments going on around the world. "
The company's customers include newspapers such as The Guardian and the Financial Times, as well as technical companies such as Box and Sage. Payments for more than 40,000 merchants, which handle more than $ 10 billion worth of transactions each year.
GoCardless was created in 2011 by Takeuchi and co-workers Tom Blomfield and Matt Robinson, Blomfield continued to create mobile banking Monzo, while Robinson left to launch digital real estate broker Nested.