Tax & admin · 16 July 2015

Our invoicing expert: Chaser co-founder and CEO David Tuck

Our invoicing expert has worked for a variety of businesses, both large and small

Hi, I’m David Tuck, the co-founder and CEO of Chaser. Chaser are tackling the scourge of late payment to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Our online software enables an SME to automatically carry out the polite persistent chasing of customers that gets invoices paid on time. In doing so they boost an SME’s cashflow and save them time from having to chase manually.

Chaser was named as one of the 2015 Everline Future 50, a ranking of the most disruptive new UK businesses. We also received the Future 50 Friend to Business Award in recognition of the way in which the company is helping businesses do business.

I started my career with Deloitte where I qualified as a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser. After working in Deloitte’s Entrepreneurial Business Team, I moved to Fever-Tree, the mixer drinks business who floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in 2014. There, I headed up the finance team and, with the business selling on payment terms, was responsible for managing the process of effectively chasing customers to avoid late payment.

I subsequently moved into technology, working first as finance director for wayn.com, the travel and lifestyle social network and then as finance director for Idio, a marketing software business. Like Fever-Tree, both of these businesses sold on payment terms. This experience helped shape my understanding of the chasing process and passion to provide a better way of carrying it out that could be accessible to all SMEs. I’m incredibly passionate about the capacity of SMEs to innovate and the power of technology to help them do their best work.

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ABOUT THE EXPERT

David Tuck began his career with Deloitte where he became a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser. Thereafter he headed finance teams for Fever-Tree, which IPO’d in 2014, and WAYN.com, the social network, both of whom sold on payment terms. In 2013, he co-founded Chaser to build software to help businesses automatically chase up their customers to pay their invoices on time.

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