DueCourse, the smart invoice financing service for SMEs has expanded its team with the appointment of Dylan Smith, a former engineer at Apple, who joins the company as Technical Architect.
After two years based in the tech giant’s London offices, Dylan joins DueCourse as part of a major recruitment drive by the Manchester FinTech startup.
Dylan joins the 12 strong team where his role will involve high-level software architecture, enhancing the company’s big data capabilities, helping to develop the product and supporting the company with its ambitious growth plans.
Dylan said: “I’m looking forward to becoming part of the DueCourse team and I think this is going to be a great new challenge for me. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Manchester’s digital and technology sector so I can’t wait to move up north and get started.”
Paul Haydock, CEO and co-founder of DueCourse, said: “We’re always delighted when we have the opportunity to bring in and work with the very best people in the industry, and Dylan is a fantastic addition to the team.
“With the help of his expertise, fresh perspective and ambitious outlook we’re confident he’ll be a valuable asset to DueCourse and we’re excited to see what he can bring to the company.”
Manchester’s tech sector is accelerating rapidly. The region has 52,000 tech roles available, placing it second only to London – an encouraging development for the Northern Powerhouse vision.
Launched in 2015, DueCourse is a new smart lending service that works by freeing up the cash tied up in unpaid invoices, giving SMEs more control over cash flow. The technology easily links up with all online accountancy packages and analyses the available data to automatically offer SMEs advances against unpaid invoices. The company has already invoiced over £1 million worth of invoices and is on track to advance over £16.5 million by the end of this year.
An SME itself, DueCourse has been undergoing rapid growth, having secured new investment of £1.3 million in June in addition to partnering with leading online accountancy packages, SageOne and Xero.