|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
|Key people||Nicolas Philippe, Co-Founder
Hamish Brocklebank, Co-Founder
|Products||Free academic content for undergraduates + tech|
|Employees||15 (October 2012)|
Flooved is an online education platform founded in 2011, that seeks to provide free education to a global audience by providing lecture notes, handouts, and study guides online, beginning with undergraduate mathematics and physics content. The name Flooved, is inspired by the Latin for stream of books.
Flooved was founded in London in July 2011 by entrepreneurs Hamish Brocklebank and Nicolas Philippe. Flooved held offices at Old Street until August 2012 and is now Headquartered in offices on HMS President close to Blackfriars. Office space is also currently held at the BBC Media Centre as part of the BBC Labs programme. As of August 2013, Flooved is hosted by Imperial Innovations, the incubator of Imperial College London
Flooved’s chairman is Stephan Shakespeare (CEO of YouGov and chair of the UK Government Data Strategy Board). and is mostly backed by a VC firm owned by Lord Ashcroft, Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University.
- Conrad Wolfram, Strategic director and European co-founder of the Wolfram group of companies
- Marshall (Mike) Smith, Ex US Under Secretary of Education, ex Dean of Education at Stanford University, ex Director of Educations programs at the Hewlett foundation
- Byron Rader (ex-CFO at Microsoft France and Integration Director at Skype)
- Prof Dame Janet Finch, ex Vice Chancellor of Keele University, author of the Finch Report, chair in the Research Excellence Framework and Council for Science and Technology
- Pauline Perry, Baroness Perry of Southwark, Member of the Science and Technology Committee at the House of Lords, Chief Inspector of Schools in England, ex Vice Chancellor of South Bank Polytechnic, ex Pro-Chancellor of the University of Surrey, ex President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge
- Dr Aubrey de Grey, Chief Science Officer at SENS Foundation,
- Mary Curnock Cook, CEO of UCAS
- Dr Paul Ayris, Director of University College London Library Services since 1997 and UCL Copyright Officer, President of LIBER and Secretary of the SPARC-Europe Board (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), member of the NSF-funded Blue Ribbon Task Force on economically-sustainable digital preservation.
- Prof Martin Hall Vice Chancellor of Salford University, Chair of the Open Access Implementation Group
- Cameron Neylon, Policy Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science (PLOS)
- David Prosser[disambiguation needed], Executive Director at RLUK - Research Libraries UK
- Prof Nicola Clayton, FRS. Professor of Comparative Cognition, University of Cambridge
- Prof Reinhard Diestel, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Hamburg
- Dr Jo Malt, Professor at King's College London
- Dr Hugo Azerad, Professor at the University of Cambridge
- Dr Rupert Gatti, Professor at the University of Cambridge, and director and co-founder of Open Book Publishers
- Prof Reinhard Diestel, Professor at the University of Hamburg
- Dr Daniel Moskovitch, Professor at Nanyang Technological University
- Dr Jamie Hampson, Professor at the University of Western Australia
- Dan Heaf (EVP & MD of Digital at BBC Worldwide)
- Jenny Fielding (Head of Digital Ventures at BBC Worldwide)
- David Roche (Chairman of LBF)
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- Finalist and one of six startups to be selected to participate in BBC Labs, a ten-month incubator programme of the BBC Worldwide mentoring scheme for digital startups – 10 September 2012.
- Nominated for "Best Web App" by The Next Web UK startups award
- Listed as amongst the Top 20 Start Ups of 2012 by startups.co.uk
- Finalist in the ‘New Boy (Technology)’ category at the Education Investor Awards 2012 – 8 August 2012.
- Highly Commended at ‘Meet the Innovators’ publishing award, organised by the Technology Strategy Board’s IC tomorrow programme in association with the IPG – 12 July 2012.
- Best Presentation at ‘Tech Scout Challenge’ organised by Global Corporate Venturing and in partnership with American Security Challenge – 18 May 2012.
- Official website
- Bigshot investors Lord Ashcroft & YouGov founder love Flooved. See how the edu-tech firm is changing the world.
- "British startup innovating the Ed Tech market" in the Huffington post
- In VentureBeat, Posh angel investors fund Flooved,
- * In Pandodaily, Flooved is trying to make it happen
- Sian Harris (August–September 2012). "Textbooks go 'all you can eat'". Research Information. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- Meissa Limited 2006-2012 (May 31, 2012). "Flooved secures £400k investment". The Assignment Report. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "Flooved has moved!". Flooved Blog. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- Flooved, Ltd (October 2012). Flooved Publisher Pack.
- Paul Sawers (15 August 2012). "BBC Worldwide reveals six finalists for its London-based Labs mentoring scheme". The Next Web. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "Education Investor Awards 2012". Education Investor. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- "Flooved a finalist 'New Boy' in technology". Flooved Blog. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
- Marta Cobo Gago (8 August 2012). "IC Tomorrow names Bookseer winner of publishing award". TechWorld. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
- James Mawson (18 May 2012). "Flooved and Unveillance win challenge". Global Corporate Venturing. Retrieved 2012-10-23.