ROLI is a technology company known for the Seaboard, BLOCKS, and other high-tech musical instruments. Its first instrument, the Seaboard, is based on the piano keyboard. The Seaboard has a continuous surface of pliable silicone rather than the hard, discrete keys of a piano. The instrument introduced ways for musicians to play "in between" the keys of a standard piano. A player can bend the pitch of a note by making vibrato-like sideways movements, deepens a sound by pressing into the surface, and in other ways manipulate sound through touch. The Seaboard's touch technology was adapted for BLOCKS, a consumer-oriented music device. The Company develops both hardware and software. In addition to its musical instruments and devices, it created the NOISE app and the Equator software synthesizer. It also owns the C++ audio coding framework JUCE, the virtual instruments maker FXpansion, and the social music-sharing platform Blend.

London, GB
Size (employees)
148 (est)
ROLI was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in London, GB
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Key People/Management at ROLI

Roland Lamb

Roland Lamb

Founder & CEO
Dan Weingartner

Dan Weingartner

Head of Creator Support
Mike Toon

Mike Toon

C++ Software Engineer
Jim Veevaert

Jim Veevaert

VP Product
Barnaby Sellers

Barnaby Sellers

Regional Sales Manager (CEE)
Adam Narimatsu

Adam Narimatsu

Creator Support Specialist
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ROLI Office Locations

ROLI has offices in New York and London
London, GB (HQ)
2 Glebe Road Dalston
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ROLI Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

ROLI's latest valuation is reported to be £60.3 m.
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ROLI Financials

ROLI's revenue was reported to be £4.75 m in FY, 2016

Revenue (FY, 2016)

4.8 m

Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.4 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

(14.3 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

(14.2 m)

EBIT (FY, 2016)

(14.5 m)

Market valuation

60.3 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

10.2 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


298 k1.5 m4.8 m

Cost of goods sold

232 k1 m3.4 m

Gross profit

66 k506 k1.4 m

Gross profit Margin, %

GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


15.8 k391.5 k55.8 k6.3 m3.2 m10.2 m

Accounts Receivable

793 44.5 k234.2 k5 k211 k3.2 m


232.8 k300 k317 k3.9 m

Current Assets

16.6 k436 k522.8 k7.2 m4.8 m18.1 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(3 m)(5.9 m)(14.3 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.3 m)(6.6 m)(13 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

10.5 m4.2 m22.7 m

Net Change in Cash

6.2 m(3.1 m)7 m
GBPY, 2016


46.6 k

Financial Leverage

1.7 x
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ROLI Online and Social Media Presence

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