More than 135,000 hobbyists, collectors and paparazzi trade photography equipment on MPB’s website. Its software matches buyers with sellers, and automates pricing based on camera specifications and product demand. The company was founded by chief executive Matt Barker, 36, in 2011 and it employs 125 people in Brighton and New York. It also has a French website and has launched in Germany, helping sales hit £31.9m this year. In July, MPB raised £9m from investors, including Acton Capital and Beringea. It is building a US operational centre and plans to open another in Germany next year.
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