1. What does your business do?

Rokk Media is a twelve year old digital agency that develops specialist software, mobile apps, websites and online marketing for clients as diverse as HSBC, T-Mobile, Met Office and Plymouth University. Operating from a purpose built office in Exeter we have grown year on year since incorporation and have an aggressive growth strategy over the next three years to become a key mobile/software developer in the UK with approaching 100 full-time staff and a similar number of sub-contractors.

2. Why did you invest in Clear Books?

We have been using Clear Books for a few years now and have really enjoyed watching it develop into a feature-rich mature platform. The personal approach to client service compared to competitors is a breath of fresh air and the clear entrepreneurial streak in Tim and the company resonates well with us. As a business we invest in digital solutions – sometimes in cash, mostly with services and support, and this fits very easily in our portfolio.

3. Clear Books is asking its customers to co-own the business. What do you think?

Crowd sourced funding is a rapidly growing area and the way you targeted an already appreciative audience, and made an offer that most/all can afford to get involved with was masterful. A very impressive approach which we have taken note of with interest.

4. What do you like best about Clear Books?

All of the above noted, what originally drew us away from Xero was two things: 1) an ability to automate communication with the customer and 2) an ability to see when an invoice is opened. I have also enjoyed watching the ‘hothouse’ of ideas coming out of the company and regularly look forward to new feature rollouts.

5. Shares bought?

10.

Website: www.rokkmedia.co.uk

Posted by Tim Fouracre

Tim founded Clear Books in 2008. Like many small business owners he worked from home for 15 months to get his startup off the ground. Today Tim enjoys helping Clear Books, its customers and its growing team innovate and achieve. Tim did his GCE O Levels in Ghana.

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