GoCardless, formerly known as Groupay Limited, is a next generation payments company that makes collecting payments by Direct Debit easy for everyone from individuals to multi-national corporations.

GoCardless is on a mission to take the pain out of getting paid for businesses with recurring revenue.

GoCardless was founded in 2011 by Hiroki Takeuchi, Tom Blomfield, and Matt Robinson. The company is headquartered in London, UK, with offices in Australia, France, Germany and the United States.


GoCardless' recurring payments platform integrates with the applications businesses use every day, giving businesses more visibility over payments and saving them huge amounts of time on tasks like payment reconciliation.


The GoCardless global payments network and technology platform take the pain out of getting paid for 70,000 businesses worldwide, including DocuSign, Klarna, TripAdvisor and Epson.


GoCardless processes over US$30 billion of payments across more than 30 countries. GoCardless partners with more than 150 billing and subscription software partners globally, including PayPal, Xero, Sage, QuickBooks, Klarna, Zuora and Salesforce.


GoCardless is backed by Balderton Capital, Accel Partners, GV, Permira,  lackRock Private Equity Partners, dams Street Partners, Salesforce Ventures, Notion Capital, Passion Capital, Y Combinator, and others. The company raised $312M in Series G round on Feb 08, 2022. This brings GoCardless' total funding to $529.3M to date. The latest round mints the company a unicorn with a valuation of $2.1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $529.3M over 9 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series G)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $2.1B as of Feb 08, 2022
  • City/Town: London
  • State: London
  • Country: United Kingdom
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