SurfKitchen

SurfKitchen makes software that turns mobile phones into personal computers. It provides a user interface that accesses data services, including ring tones and games, and business applications such as e-mail. Surf Kitchen has 16 customers including O2, which is installing the system as standard on its Smartphone and Java handsets. The Reading company has received £14.8m in funding from private-equity firms such as Add Partners, Accel and Scottish Equity Partners. Sales have grown 108% a year from £310,000 in 2001 to £1.3m in 2003, when the company made a loss. Surf Kitchen’s parent group is registered in America.

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Company details
Year2004
Rank47
CompanySurfKitchen
ActivityTelecoms software developer
LocationReading
Average 3 year sales growth107.62%
Latest sales £000s*1,336
Staff60
Founded1999
Websitewww.surfkitchen.com

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