A Leicester graduate has raised $150,000 for his fintech startup.
Sam Flynn, a De Montfort University alum, founded Hands In after becoming frustrated that there was no way for he and his friends to split payments for shopping, takeaways and utility bills.
The app is a digital payment platform that allows users to divide payments evenly across a group when making purchases online.
Sam said:

“I wanted to create a platform where there was an option to split the costs of your basket when buying stuff online. When using Hands In to purchase something, the platform will send out a WhatsApp message taking users to a secure payment page where the people in the group pay their share.

“Around 90 per cent of our costs at the moment are going on labour, as developers don’t come cheap but they are essential to ensuring our platform functions at its best and is cyber secure.

“The initial funding was a good success to build on but I try not to get too caught up in the moment. I’m already looking at the next milestone for the company.”

Having secured funding from investors, Sam is now looking to raise a new round of funding, which will help the business operate for a further two years.

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