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).
Sophie had a dream about Dot
Sophie couldn’t sleep and imagined a world where kids were in charge of global intelligence.
Detective Dot was launched
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.
Bright Little Labs grew up
We got really grown-up about it and partnered with tech-for-good accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures!
Detective Dot was released
After tons of story versions, cups of tea, and near disasters, the Detective Dot adventure book was released
We partnered with Turner
We partnered with Turner (who own Cartoon Network!) so now we’re making cartoons and games.
Soon-to-be announced publisher
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.
You won’t believe this but..
We’ll be releaseing time-bending-spy-gadgets and self-driving-otters.
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.Find out more >
Our team is very team-y.
We’re techies, artists, gamers and one (ex) stand up comedian.
Want to know more about Sophie Deen?
'Most influential women in UK IT' 2018
Awarded London Tech Week
‘Changemaker’ in 2018
Winner of the
EDF Pulse Award 2017 winner
Awarded the British Interactive Media
Association's ‘Innovator’ in 2017
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.
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.