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All you can eat Audiobook streaming subscription service. Audible killing. Audiobooks reinvented.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Bath, England, GB
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2009
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Audiobooks are a $2bn a year industry. The third string to the book publishing industry after print and ebook revenues. Audiobook revenues are growing 10% quarter on quarter and audiobook product is doubling every 24 moths. Bardowl believes audiobooks are under-utilised because the download to own business model is alien to the majority of potential users. Bardowl charges £9.99 for unlimited access to an audiobook catalogue.


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    Laura Kalbag

    Laura is one of the UK's leading visual designers working in web and mobile. Laura has designed the Bardowl brand, iOS app and Responsive website. Laura is a User Experience expert.

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    Chris Thomas Book

    Technologist. Mobile App and Web expert. AI and Comp Sci BSc and MSc. Orange technologist between 1998 and 2005. Consulting and Startups since. Audiobook fan. Organises Bathcamp, openMIC and The Big M.

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    Neil Howard Chapman

    Engineer. Details man. Orange and BSkyB technologist.

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    Rob Shreeve
    Non Exec Director

    Publishing senior exec and entrepreneur. After long traditional publishing career Rob ran Virgin Publishing then joined tech start ups in 1990's. Rob raised finance for One Alfred Place a business members club in London. Rob is also chairman of Artolo.

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    David Sykes
    Non Exec Director

    David is multi time high tech start up CEO and Marketing Director. Experienced in fundraising and operational management of high growth companies.

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    Julian Clayton
    Director / Investor

    Julian combines Technology and Publishing expertise. Julian is the sole Angel investor in Bardowl and is a board member.

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    Mark McCallum
    Publishing Consultant

    Mark is Mr Audiobooks in the UK. He ran Random House marketing team and was responsible for Audiobooks and early eBook work. Mark is a publishing consultant and shareholder in Bardowl, he manages the relationships with Publishers in the UK.


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    Corrigan Associates

Previous Investors

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    Julian Clayton