Bright Little Labs

Bright Little Labs is building a kids’ media giant for the 21st century. We make interactive stories to promote critical thinking, computer science, toilet humour and equality for ALL kids aged 5+.

Voted 'Top coding toy for kids' by the Independent (2017) and the Evening Standard (2018)

We're active in over 30 countries, have Cabinet Office backing, and internet safety resources in 22,000 schools.

We're widely recognised for our story-led approach to 21st century skills.

Our team has also won awards for being really, really tall (when combined) and for our ability to count to an extremely high number (too big to mention).

Our story
so far...
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Sophie had a dream about Dot


[April 2014]

Sophie couldn’t sleep and imagined a world where kids were in charge of global intelligence.

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Detective Dot was launched


[January 2016]

With her friends and family, Sophie launched Detective Dot on Kickstarter with pre-orders from over 30 countries, and coverage in the Guardian, the Himalayan Times, and more.

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Bright Little Labs grew up


[January 2016]

We got really grown-up about it and partnered with tech-for-good accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures!

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Detective Dot was released


[November 2016]

After tons of story versions, cups of tea, and near disasters, the Detective Dot adventure book was released

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We partnered with Turner


[June 2018]

We partnered with Turner (who own Cartoon Network!) so now we’re making cartoons and games.

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Soon-to-be announced publisher


[November 2019]

We’ll be releasing the first of three new books with a soon-to-be announced publisher, and this will be a smooth and easy process. Everything will go to plan.

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You won’t believe this but..


[2024]

We’ll be releaseing time-bending-spy-gadgets and self-driving-otters.

 

Our Mission

In cartoons and stories today, 0% of princesses code, men are twice as likely to take the lead, under 3% of characters are BAME, and Batman doesn’t recycle. Y Tho.

We teach 21st century skills to kids, so that they’re ready for anything the future might throw at them. Kids need to become experts in spotting fake news, protecting their identity online and thinking for themselves.

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Our Team

Our team is very team-y.
We’re techies, artists, gamers and one (ex) stand up comedian.

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Lucy Burns

Lucy Burns

Design

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Chris Campbell-Mhlope

Chris Campbell
Mhlope

Fulfilment

Sophie Deen

Sophie Deen

CEO

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Bex George

Bex George

Illustration

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Kate Holden

Kate Holden

Tech

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Anna Hyde

Anna Hyde

COO

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Gen Ng

Gen Ng

Planning Stuff
 

Savena Surana

Savena Surana

Cool Stuff

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Simon West

Simon West

Tech

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Our Advisors

Amanda
Billings

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Miles
Berry

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Darran
Garnham

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Turgay
Oktem

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Mike
Wroe

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Lisa Silverman
Meyers

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Computer Weekly
'Most influential women in UK IT' 2018

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Awarded London Tech Week
‘Changemaker’ in 2018

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Winner of the
EDF Pulse Award 2017 winner

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Awarded the British Interactive Media
Association's ‘Innovator’ in 2017

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We're Hiring

We value merit, initiative and values over qualifications or industry experience, so even if you’re not sure if you've got the right experience, please get in touch.

Plus, we love mums, dads, carers and other people who need flexible working arrangements. Join our team, and help us create something amazing.

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Our Products

The Megapack

The perfect personalised gift for kids ages 7+, featuring a coding adventure which covers the core computing curriculum.

The Megapack includes the Detective Dot adventure book, a personalised letter from the Children’s Intelligence Agency, 6 exclusive spy missions, stickers, and a lifetime membership to the CIA.

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CIA world Map

The Children’s
Intelligence Agency

A high-tech global network of super-skilled kids, dedicated to fighting crime, injustice and homework.

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Bright Little Labs,

The Space, 69 Old Street,

London,

Ec1V 9Hx

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