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Posted on August 25, 2016 by staff

Fintech firm DueCourse attracts Apple tech talent

Smart invoicing start-up DueCourse has recruited a former Apple engineer as part of a major recruitment drive.

Dylan Smith joins the Manchester fintech firm as technical architect after two years based in the tech giant’s London offices.

DueCourse said Smith will enhance the company’s big data capabilities, helping to develop the product and support ambitious growth plans.

His role on the 12-strong team will involve high-level software architecture.

“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,” said Smith.

“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.”

Haydock previously founded myParcelDelivery.com, a comparison site for courier services, with David Grimes – now the CEO of MPD Group – in 2009.

He exited that firm in 2013 after growing it to a £3m turnover business.

DueCourse was featured in the first edition of BusinessCloud magazine as a start-up to watch .

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.

However a BusinessCloud roundtable found that more investment is needed from key North West investors into the region’s start-ups .

 

Launched in 2015, Manchester based 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 company has already invoiced over £1 million worth of invoices and is on track to advance over £16.5m by the end of this year.

It secured new investment of £1.3m in June in addition to partnering with leading online accountancy packages SageOne and Xero.