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About Detected

Discover more about Detected, from its founders through to its launch, and ambitions for the future of frictionless onboarding.

Our founders

When Liam Chennells and Peter Youell met at work in 2013 they had no idea where that first meeting would lead them. They shared an ambition to shake up the world of Fintech, and knew that Liam’s bold-thinking combined with Pete’s technical ability could do just that.

However, their careers soon took different paths - Pete into software engineering, working in product development for companies such as Astound Commerce and Oracle, and delivering some of the UK’s biggest eCommerce projects. Liam into senior roles at eBay, Zalando, and more recently, a role as MD of Silicon Valley software company EasyPost in San Francisco.

It was the arrival of the global pandemic, and the challenges it presented, that finally brought them together to realise their ambition.

Whilst sourcing logistics to transport PPE, Liam, frustrated by the amount of people using the crisis for individual gain, wanted to create a robust solution for verifying business suppliers globally. It was this thought, combined with Pete’s technical knowledge, that would eventually lead them to build the fintech brand that is Detected - frictionless onboarding for every business in the world.

How Detected is transforming onboarding and KYB

Our story

This is the story of Detected, from launch to funding rounds and everything in between.

July 2020
Detected launches as the world’s first agnostic business verification platform.
September 2020
Detected closes £250K pre-seed round, and Rob Barnett joins as Chairman.
September 2020
Peter Youell joins Detected as CTO.
November 2020
Detected closes £600K seed round.
March 2021
Detected partners with NASDAQ-listed eCommerce platform BigCommerce.
July 2021
Detected raises a further £900K in investment.
October 2021
Detected partners with online marketplace Fruugo to streamline its global seller onboarding.
January 2022
Visa Partnership announced - approved technology partner for Visa’s Fintech Partner Connect Program
March 2022
Detected raises an additional £1.5 million in just three weeks, adding to £2 million seeded in previous funding rounds.
JULY 2022
Launch of Detected's core frictionless onboarding product for the payments industry.
London + Partners selects Detected to represent the Mayor’s International Business Programme on its US trade mission.
january 2023
Detected closes £2.5m in financing round including a strategic investment from Thomson Reuters Ventures.