Hiroki Takeuchi

CEO, GoCardless

Hiroki is a co-founder and CEO for GoCardless.  Prior to GoCardless Hiroki studied Mathematics at Oxford University and worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. GoCardless provides a simple and cost-effective way to accept recurring payments. Founded in 2011 it is the UK’s leading Direct Debit provider and currently processes more than £3 billion per year for over 30,000 businesses.

The vision is to create a global Direct Debit network, making it easy for anyone to collect Direct Debit payments from anywhere in the world. This will allow businesses to collect money quickly and efficiently in countries around the world. Payments can currently be taken across the Eurozone and Sweden, with more countries coming soon.

Things you need to know about Hiroki and GoCardless

  • Gocardless recently announced they raised $22.5 million from investors Accel, Balderton Capital, Notion, and Passion.
  • They are currently processing payments for over 30,000 businesses across Europe including Thomas Cook, box.com and The Guardian.
  • GoCardless recently announced a partnership with Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems.