How it all began.
We’d love to tell you a story of how Comma was a light bulb coming on over Tom’s head and the rest is history. But the road to Comma was less of a 4-lane motorway and more of a treacherous mountain-pass.
Tom had already built one business, where he spent a lot of time wrestling with payroll and large payment runs. He assumed all businesses were like that. At least until he was recruited to head financial operations at a much larger corporation and found finance was an armchair ride by comparison.
A lightbulb flickered. How could he help small businesses to build the same slick processes that large businesses have?
One intern, thousands of calls, and hundreds of conversations with accountants later, it was clear there was a widespread issue in payments. The light bulb shone a bit brighter.
The dreaded C-word
Did we mention this was 2020 and about the time when Corona and The Variants rode into town? Despite the pandemic and a shrinking bank account, Tom soldiered on stitching together a tapestry of open banking, accounting systems and a lot of code. He even worked a second 40-hour week at night as a tech consultant to US businesses, and poured his pay cheque straight into the business.
That was before he caught the eye of a group of some of the most prestigious seed investors writing cheques in London today. Goodbye 40-hour week side hustle. Hello big seed investment and a fully funded business plan.
The rest, as they say, is a magic button that pays bills, taxes and salaries for accountants and small businesses. It’s Comma.
We are proud to be backed by some of the biggest names in the business. Their investment goes way beyond the capital, which has helped us grow our fantastic team. The expertise, experience and advice brought with them are invaluable in shaping the future of Comma.
A social, friendly, ever growing team.
To be a successful start-up, we believe that you need to empower everybody in your business and give them the tools that they need to succeed.
That’s why we strive to ensure our workplace is diverse, transparent and full of equal opportunities. In short, every Comma superstar is as valued as the next.