More than 29m lines of code have been written by 85,000 amateur developers using this firm’s build-your-own computer kits. Primarily for children, the £140 kits come with storybooks to guide young techies on how to code games, art and music. Chief executive Alex Klein, 27, co-founded Kano in 2013 with a $1.5m (£1.1m) Kickstarter campaign, and raised a further $15m in 2015 from Breyer Capital. Customers in more than 86 countries — and partnerships to stock its products at Barnes & Noble and Toys R Us — boosted sales to £6.3m in 2016. Kano aims to have 100m global users by 2020.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank45
CompanyKano
ActivityEducational computer developer
LocationEast London
Average 3 year sales growth87.88%
Latest sales £000s*6,295
Staff44
Founded2013
Websitewww.kano.me

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