Launched in the UK in 2012, Checkout.com is one of the world’s leading business-to-business financial technology firms. It has raised more than $1.8 billion in funding since 2019, from a global base of investors supporting its ongoing growth.
Founder and CEO, Guillaume Pousaz, was first attracted to London (where the business remains headquartered) due to the tech and engineering talent it offered. Combined with the UK’s pro-innovation policy environment, and its status as one of the world’s biggest eCommerce markets, this made it the ideal springboard for expansion into new markets.
Checkout.com has grown to a global team of 2,000 staff across 21 offices, spanning the US, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia Pacific. In every region Checkout.com’s payment solutions support enterprise-scale businesses, including Netflix and Pizza Hut, to accept payments from their customers in 150+ currencies, and move funds to them in over 100 currencies.
UK tech businesses
Founded and headquartered in the UK – a hub of innovation for companies that want to scale globally – Revolut has now expanded into 39 countries and has over 6,000 employees from over 100 nationalities.
With its headquarters in Cambridge, CMR Surgical is firmly part of the city’s ecosystem – globally renowned for innovation in technology and life sciences.
World-class tech and engineering talent combined with its pro-innovation policy environment, and its status as one of the world’s biggest eCommerce markets, the UK continues to be an ideal springboard for global expansion for Checkout.com.
After meeting at Oxford University, Onfido’s co-founders scaled the company from its headquarters in London to become a global leader in AI with 650 employees across eight offices in the US, Europe, South America and Asia.
Headquartered in the thriving tech ecosystem of London, Cleo has access to the UK's rich talent pool in machine learning and data science, as well as in the creative industries.
With over 37 million users in over 200 countries, Blockchain.com retains the UK as a key hub for talent and growth and global product innovation.
Based in Bristol – a UK city with a history of innovation in the semiconductor industry – and with offices in London and Cambridge, Graphcore’s close proximity to some of the world’s leading universities provides both a field of talent and cutting-edge research and development capabilities.