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.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
132 (est)
ROLI was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at ROLI

Roland Lamb

Roland Lamb

Founder & CEO
Julian Salaun

Julian Salaun

Visual Brand Manager
Lauren Ianni

Lauren Ianni

Program Manager
Hong-Yeul Eom

Hong-Yeul Eom

Head of Design for Manufacture
Corey Harrower

Corey Harrower

Chief People Officer

ROLI Office Locations

ROLI has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
2 Glebe Road Dalston

ROLI Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

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

ROLI Financial Metrics


Market valuation

60.3 m

Cash (31-Oct-2011)

15.8 k
  • Source: Company Filings,
GBPFY, 2011


15.8 k

Accounts Receivable


Current Assets

16.6 k


7.7 k

Accounts Payable

95.6 k

Shares Outstanding


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