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.

Type
Private
HQ
London, GB
Founded
2009
Size (employees)
141 (est)
Website
roli.com
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
Catriona Reader

Catriona Reader

Executive Assistant to the CEO
Henrik Lorensen

Henrik Lorensen

Chief Operating Officer
Jemilla Olufeko

Jemilla Olufeko

Legal Counsel
Sarah-Jane Lee

Sarah-Jane Lee

Sales Order Coordinator
Dan Weingartner

Dan Weingartner

Head of Creator Support
Douglas Stevens

Douglas Stevens

Director of Manufacturing
Dimitri Sudell

Dimitri Sudell

QA Engineer and Jr. Developer
Jon Beyer

Jon Beyer

Social Media Manager
Mimi Smith

Mimi Smith

Talent Administrator
Ian Larter

Ian Larter

Manufacturing Operations Manager
Adam Narimatsu

Adam Narimatsu

Creator Support Specialist
Trevor DePew

Trevor DePew

Creator Support Agent
Thomas Meaney

Thomas Meaney

Junior Web Developer
Barnaby Sellers

Barnaby Sellers

International Sales Manager
Jack Dove

Jack Dove

Electronic Engineering Technican & Carpenter
Nicolas Barrois

Nicolas Barrois

Logistics Coordinator
Jared Fountain

Jared Fountain

Software Tester

ROLI Office Locations

ROLI has an office 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.

ROLI Financials

ROLI's revenue was reported to be £1.53 m in FY, 2015
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2015)

1.5 m

Gross profit (FY, 2015)

506 k

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %

33%

Net income (FY, 2015)

(5.9 m)

EBITDA (FY, 2015)

(6.4 m)

EBIT (FY, 2015)

(6.6 m)

Market valuation

60.3 m

Cash (3-Feb-2018)

3.2 m
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015

Revenue

298 k1.5 m

Cost of goods sold

232 k1 m

Gross profit

66 k506 k

Gross profit Margin, %

22%33%
GBPFY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015

Cash

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

Accounts Receivable

793 44.5 k234.2 k5 k211 k

Inventories

232.8 k300 k317 k

Current Assets

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

Net Income

(3 m)(5.9 m)

Cash From Operating Activities

(3.3 m)(6.6 m)

Cash From Financing Activities

10.5 m4.2 m

Net Change in Cash

6.2 m(3.1 m)
GBPY, 2015

Revenue/Employee

19.2 k

Financial Leverage

2.2 x
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