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Glopho Limited

Glopho is a web-based and mobile photo-sharing service designed specifically to allow anyone to 'make the news' with the photos they take.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location London, GB-ENG, United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Glopho is a place to share and sell your photos. Established in 2011, and using technology and software we have developed, Glopho is an ‘interest-based’ free-to-use website for people to upload their photos and is supported by purpose-built smartphone apps. Social media functionality allows users to follow, and be followed, to personalize and browse galleries, and to search a database in which photos are tagged and geo-located.


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    Simon Walker
    Founder & CEO

    Simon Walker worked for 25 years as an award-winning photojournalist and Picture Editor for a variety of internationally renowned newspapers, magazines and photographic agencies, most recently he was News Picture Editor at The Times. He is a Fellow of the RSA. He had a book published by Bloomsbury in 1993 called “Para - Inside the Parachute Regiment”. He is married with two children and lives in west London.

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    James Serjeant
    COO & Financial Director

    James Serjeant has 15 years experience developing and growing digital businesses. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC in 1990. In 1994 he joined DMGT and over the next 10 years he was appointed to a number of senior roles including FD of DMG Broadcasting and MD of Associated New Media. Since 2008 he has worked as a consultant to a number of businesses including Mecom. He is married with three children and lives in Buckinghamshire.

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    Richard Ireland
    Marketing Director

    Richard Ireland has over 10 years experience in e-commerce and digital advertising. Following a stint at Legal & General, he was Head of Digital at the world’s first online bank, Egg, then Head of Acquisition at Zopa. Richard then joined start-up social media agency Techlightenment. Most recently Richard has been running his own social marketing agency, Stretch Digital. He is married with two cats and lives in east London.

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    Erik Wenngren

    Erik Wenngren joined Glopho in 2011 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise as both a VC investor and a highly active and hands-on Business Angel mainly through selected Board seats or Board Advisory roles. He has broad capital raising experience across Europe and is currently a Partner at Spintop Ventures. He has previously been Director of International Listings at Euronext Stock Exchange. He divides his time between London and Norway.

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    Karl Knoflach
    CTO & Head of Strategy

    Karl Knoflach joined Glopho in 2011. In 1999 he co-founded einsurance GmbH, which became the leading consumer comparison portal in Germany. After selling the business in 2003, he has co-founded, incubated or invested into over 20 companies including Electrobug Technologies Limited, where he was the CTO managing over 150 developers at their HQ in India. Karl lives in London, Beijing and Manila, is married, and has recently become a father.


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    Graham Stedman - Nabarro LLP
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    David Leigh - Leigh Sexton Green

Previous Investors

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    Rory Conwell
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    Kevin Chong
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    James Leek