At Mayday, we're dreaming big.

Our mission is to bring about real-time accounting for the finance teams of startups and SMEs.

Finance teams play a crucial role in their company’s success, with the unique capacity to deliver business insights and management information. Today’s finance teams are hampered by the time-consuming process of manually manipulating data each month end. We are creating a world where accurate accounting can be automated, freeing up time for finance teams to be able to deliver maximum value to their company.

Our Story

Co-founded by:

David Tuck: Co-Found & CEO

David Tuck

David started his career at Deloitte, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He led a succession of startup and SME finance teams.

He spent seven years as the Founder & CEO of Chaser. He built it into the market-leading accounts receivable software for startups and SMEs, winning Xero’s App Partner of the Year in 2016 AccountingWEB Cloud App of the Year three years in a row 2017-19.



James Griffin

Griff is a serial startup technologist and machine learning expert. He graduated top of his class in Computer Science from the University of Warwick. Griff became the CTO of marketing technology startup Idio at the age of just 24, where he and David met.

During his 7 years at Idio, Griff helped drive the business through three funding rounds, international expansion and grew the Software Engineering team to 12 people. After four years as the CTO of HR software Rungway, Griff and David joined forces to Co-Found Mayday together.

Griff: Co-Founder & CTO

Our Team

We’re a small team that love what we do. We have an incredibly ambitious mission and we’re building an industry-transforming company to achieve it. We love working with talented, passionate people who enjoy stretching themselves and seek opportunities for personal growth. Our philosophy is to set big goals, then provide our team with vast autonomy and unwavering support to achieve them.

First stop?
Intercompany Charges.

We’re starting by addressing the needs of startups and SMEs that have multiple related entities within their business. Our first product, Mayday Recharger, automates the calculation and processing of intercompany charges, so that finance teams have the time and freedom at month end to create value for their company in more meaningful ways.

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Why the name Mayday?

Mayday is the international standard call for help. We’re answering that call for startups and SMEs looking for the advice they need in navigating the maze of month end. 

More broadly, Mayday originates from the French “m’aidez” - help me.

Too many of us are enslaved by antiquated processes that no longer make sense. As Mayday grows, we will be able to provide valuable help to more and more finance professionals, rescuing them from outdated systems and freeing up their time and attention to make space for bigger things.

Join Our Team

We’re always opportunistically recruiting. So even if there’s not a role that looks to be a fit for you on our Careers page, please do drop us an email at You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take!

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