International Track 200

Film production studios worldwide use The Foundry’s visual-effects and image-processing software. Clients include Dreamworks and George Lucas’s company Industrial Light & Magic in America, Prime Focus in India and Rising Sun in Australia. Its software has created sequences for blockbusters such as Tron, Alice in Wonderland and Avatar. Chief technology officer Bruno Nicoletti and chief scientist Simon Robinson founded the London company in 1996. The Carlyle Group, an American private-equity firm, acquired a majority stake for an undisclosed sum in March. International sales grew by 72% a year, from £3.8m in 2008 to £11.2m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank54
CompanyThe Foundry
ActivitySoftware developer
LocationCentral London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa71.51%
International sales £000s*11,222
Total sales £000s*13,049
Staff70
Founded1996
Websitewww.thefoundry.co.uk

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