81. Reviveaphone

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Founder: Oliver Murphy
Founded: June 2012 (launched August 2012)
Website: www.reviveaphone.com

Since featuring in the Startups 100 2014, Reviveaphone has grown revenues, created a new range of products and lined up a deal with one of the biggest players in the mobile market – proof that its ranking in the index was duly warranted.

Founded by 22 year-old young entrepreneur Oliver Murphy (our youngest entrepreneur in the list for two years running), Reviveaphone specialises in products which can bring any water damaged mobile phone “back to life” within 24 hours. Boosted by funding from Kelly Hoppen MBE after an appearance on Dragons’ Den, the Essex business has maintained momentum with recent product launches in five new markets including Spain, North America, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Japan which have helped to push the brand forward.

Although Murphy says it has been difficult to raise awareness of Revivephone, an upcoming deal with mobile giant Carphone Warehouse should help to see the brand brought into the mainstream alongside its new product line ‘Splash’ – water resistant invisible coatings for smartphones.

Murphy’s ultimate goal is to branch out into full phone repair, recycling and insurance which will include a countrywide repair service with mobile technicians on hand to visit homes and repair smartphones.

Expect to see a Reviveaphone repair service near you in the future!

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