Like the business builders we serve, Sage began as a modest British startup with a big ambition.
Our founder David Goldman wanted to automate accounting processes in his own business. Working with a team of Newcastle University students, he developed a software to make it happen—and realised other businesses could benefit from it too. In 1981, our founder David Goldman faced a problem. He wanted to create quotes quickly for his print business and keep track of his accounts. So David worked with a team from Newcastle including Dr. Paul Muller, a computer expert who had worked with NASA, and student Graham Wylie. Some eight years later, Sage was listed on the London Stock Exchange with a £20m valuation.
Sage has over 13,000 employees and serves millions of customers in 23 countries across Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, Latin America, and North America.