Fintech Startup And YC Alum GoCardless Loses Second Co-Founder


Fintech startup and Y-Combinator alum GoCardless, which offers a simple way for online businesses to set up and accept direct debit payments (that is, money that comes straight out of your bank account), has lost another of its three original co-founders.

TechCrunch has learned that Matt Robinson is leaving the London-based company with plans to start a new venture of his own. It follows the earlier departure of Tom Blomfield in late 2013 (more on that below), and leaves only one of GoCardless’ founders, CEO Hiroki Takeuchi, at the startup.

Despite Robinson’s departure, however, it’s my understanding that GoCardless remains in fine health and that he left with the blessing of the company’s Board.

In January last year, the startup picked up $7 million in Series B funding led by Balderton Capital, bringing total raised since being founded in 2012 to just under $12 million. The company is also…

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