68. Gloople

The ‘social sharing’ ecommerce platform pioneering out-of-the-box online stores for small firms

Founders: Warren Knight and Julian Morency
Founded: September 2010 (launched January 2011) 
Website: www.gloople.co.uk

A Startups 100 winner in 2012, multi-channel ecommerce firm Gloople continues to grow in popularity amongst small businesses looking for an ‘out-of-the-box’ online store for their products, as well as those drawn by the service’s native Facebook and Twitter integration. In January, the firm received a £150,000 investment through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) led by London Business Angels, raising the value of the company to £1m less than two years after its launch and giving it the foundations to become a truly global brand. Over the next year Gloople plans to grow its team and secure a further £500-£750,000 of outside investment in order to develop its offering and grow its client base. With an increasing number of small firms looking to establish an online store and ‘social commerce’ continuing to explode in popularity, Gloople is well placed to continue its extraordinary growth. 

Startups 100 by Startups.co.uk