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)
140 (est)+3%
ROLI was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management 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
Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams

Chief Creative Officer

ROLI Office Locations

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

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 £1.5 m in FY, 2015 which is a 415% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2015)

1.5 m

Gross profit (FY, 2015)

506 k

Gross profit margin (FY, 2015), %


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 (31-Dec-2015)

3.2 m
  • Source: Company Filings,
GBPFY, 2014FY, 2015


298 k1.5 m

Cost of goods sold

232 k1 m

Gross profit

66 k506 k

Gross profit Margin, %

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


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

Accounts Receivable

79344.5 k234.2 k5 k211 k


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


      19.2 k

      Financial Leverage

      2.2 x
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