More than 17m lines of code have been written by 85,000 amateur developers using this firm’s build-your-own computer kits. Primarily for chidren, the £150 kits come with storybooks to guide young techies to code games, art and music. Chief executive Alex Klein, 26, co-founded Kano in 2013 with a $1.5m Kickstarter campaign, and last year Breyer Capital led a further $15m investment. With customers in more than 86 countries, sales grew to £3.9m in 2015. Kano’s target to have 100m global users by 2020 will be one step closer this autumn when it launches partnerships with Barnes & Noble and Toys ‘R’ Us.
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