Chris Tanner and Andrew Mulvenna: Brightpearl

The business taking on the big boys of multichannel retail software

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Chris Tanner (right) and Andrew Mulvenna, 32 and 33
Company: Brightpearl

Web-based business management software might not set your heart a-flutter, but the speed of Brightpearl’s growth is anything but dull. In a field dominated by industry giants such as Sage, Brightpearl aims to give small businesses access to the same software and insight as large corporates. Users can run all business processes through one piece of software, which covers everything from sales management and inventory control to order purchasing and CRM.

The founders originally launched and ran their own skateboarding business Lush Longboards, however after becoming frustrated by the limited functionality of business software available, they designed their own. Thus Brightpearl was born, which has so far secured $6m investment from Eden Ventures and Notion Capital.

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