69. Mediaroots

Mediaroots is the leading UK provider of video-based software training

Founders: Jack Smith and Ryan Falconer
Website: www.mediaroots.info

While a highly lucrative industry in the US, video training rarely exists in the UK. Jack and Ryan plan to change this with Mediaroots. They produce video-tutorial courses for software such as Adobe Photoshop, for schools and universities.

The breakthrough moment came when they won Amazon as a client. Dabs and Insight distribute the company’s DVDs too, with resellers including Pugh.co.uk, the MCC Group and Studica. Their Photoshop training is used by art teachers in schools across Glasgow, and the pair have high hopes for expanding the licensing arm of the business.

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