The Foundry’s visual-effects software helps to create blockbuster films such as Harry Potter. Bruno Nicoletti, 48, and Simon Robinson, 46, founded the London firm in 1996, and the Carlyle Group bought a majority stake in 2011. The company merged with US firm Luxology last year. Sales were £19.8m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank92
CompanyThe Foundry
ActivitySoftware developer
LocationCentral London
Average 3 year sales growth42.77%
Latest sales £000s*19,814
Staff230
Founded1996
Websitewww.thefoundry.co.uk

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