On Season 3 Episode 5 of the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor interviews Hiroki Takeuchi.
Hiroki Takeuchi is the Co-Founder and CEO of GoCardless. From small businesses to enterprises, GoCardless makes it easy to collect payments from customers worldwide. By simplifying the transaction process they help reduce operational costs and improve cash flow to help businesses grow. Before founding GoCardless in 2011 with Matt Robinson and Tom Blomfield, Hiroki worked as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. GoCardless is now valued at nearly 1BN.
…What do you want to achieve by founding a business? Because it’s a long journey, right? It’s a big commitment. The motivations are really important because if what you’re in it for is the end outcome, then I think it would be very easy to be disappointed and frustrated. You have to be in it for the journey itself, or at least that’s the way I see it. – Hiroki Takeuchi
On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Hiroki’s thoughts on…
- Catching the startup bug
- Not outsourcing your core value
- Excitement of the unknown
Learn more about GoCardless from their website.
Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there.
Series Producer: Roisin Hunt
Sound Design: Marc Ream
Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan and Jaselin Drown
Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.