Tech Pitch: Bouncepad

Startups.co.uk learns more about the iPad-style tablet kiosks which "provide a missing link between the high street and the digital world"

Company name: Bouncepad
Founders: Tobi Schneidler, Solon Sasson, and Tom Ballhatchet
Background: Bouncepad’s founders met while working at a digital design agency.
Based in: London and Boston

Very simply, what does your tech start-up do?

  • Bouncepad manufactures kiosks that transform tablets into digital touch points for businesses in education, healthcare, hospitality, leisure and retail, among others.
  • Paired with an organisation’s existing mobile apps or touch-optimised websites, the tablet and iPad kiosks enable brands to engage and create unique, personalised experiences with customers.
  • Since the company launched in 2011, Bouncepad has shipped products to more than 45 countries worldwide, working on major deployments for brands including Adidas, McDonald’s, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Visa and Virgin, among others.

Tell us why there’s a need – what do you disrupt?

When the first Bouncepad tablet and iPad kiosks were introduced nearly five years ago, they met a new and previously undefined business need. These products delivered unique content and offerings for self-service and entertainment applications, amongst others, to help bridge the digital service gap for businesses and their customers.

A seismic sea change has occurred, however, in the retail service landscape and retailers have struggled to find solutions to revive – and reinvent – the in-store convenience. Our newest product, Luna, aims to solve service efficiency and help retailers meet evolving demands, close the service gap and enhance the customer experience.

Are you funded?

No, the company’s growth has been organic.

What were you doing before starting?

The co-founders were working at a design agency in London, developing digital and retail touch points for in-store environments. When Schneidler first saw the iPad in London’s flagship Apple Store he realised it was the ideal form-factor to rollout in commercial environments, connecting the physical and digital worlds together.

What’s the best thing about where you’re based?

After spending the last three years in our Kentish Town offices, in February we moved into an exciting new warehouse space in North London’s Lockwood Industrial Park. This area gives us the office space we need to support our rapid growth and increase our production capabilities to meet the scale of demand from customers around the world.

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