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PhotoBox Logo.jpg
Type Private
Founded 2000
No. of locations London and Paris
Founder(s) Graham Hobson and Mark Chapman
CEO Stan Laurent
Managing director Sebastien Rohart
Industry Online photo printing
Products Prints, Canvas, Photobooks
Revenue £147.6m 16% Increase
Employees circa 600
Users 27 million+

PhotoBox is an online photo printing company,[1] founded in 2000 by Graham Hobson. In 2006, PhotoBox merged with French counterpart Photoways and later, in July 2011, PhotoBox merged with personalised card company Moonpig[2] creating the ‘PhotoBox Group’.

The company has 2 offices, one in London and one in Paris, and operates in 19 countries, predominantly in Europe with fledgling operations in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.


In 2013, the Group introduced two new additions to its portfolio, StickyGram, an online print brand that focuses on Instagram based photo products and PaperShaker a brand dedicated to invitations and announcement cards

In 2012/13, the PhotoBox Group recorded a growth of over 16%.[3]

Fundraising and acquisition[edit]

The company is majority owned by private equity firms Insight Venture Partners, Index Ventures, HarbourVest Partners, Quilvest Ventures, Greenspring Associates and Highland Capital Partners. In July 2011, PhotoBox paid up to £120million to acquire greeting card company Moonpig,[4] and in June 2013 PhotoBox acquired StickyGram.[5]



  1. ^ "Consumer Photo Printing Market Report 2013". Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  2. ^ "BBC News - Photobox announces merger with". 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  3. ^ "Press Release". Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  4. ^ " acquired by PhotoBox in 120m deal". PrintWeek. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 
  5. ^ "Printing site PhotoBox snaps up London-based Instagram firm | City A.M". City A.M. 2013-06-24. Retrieved 2013-12-16. 

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