We’re delighted to announce today that we have secured £5 million growth capital funding to support our ambitious plans for the future. This funding will enable us to deliver 15 ground-breaking new products over the next five years that will completely change the way you work with light; allowing you to be more creative and efficient in your work than ever before! As a result, we will also be expanding our international and marketing activity, leading to the creation of a number of new jobs at our headquarters at Pinewood Studios.
Throughout the ten years since our inception, Rotolight has revolutionised the photography and filmmaking industries with our advanced lighting technology, from NEO 2, the world’s first on-camera LED with High Speed Sync flash for aspiring photographers, to its Anova PRO 2 professional studio lighting that has been utilised by the BBC, ITV’s Dancing on Ice, EA Sports and Disney. Our products have lit countless famous faces such as Martin Scorcese, Margot Robbie and Sir Elton John and been utilised on feature films such as Skyfall, and Tom Hanks’ Captain Phillips. We have now exported over 100,000 products to 41 countries around the world.
Richard Court, Head of Development Capital with Octopus Investments, the UK’s largest venture capital trust investor, commented: “We are very excited to be backing what is a highly innovative, UK-based business led by a first-class management team. The company has developed a range of market-leading products backed by substantial IP, and our growth capital will be used to further develop the product range as well as capitalising on extensive international expansion opportunities.”
Rod Aaron Gammons, CEO of Rotolight says: “We are delighted to secure Octopus as part of our team for what will be a very exciting time ahead; delivering on our ambitious plans for growth and developing products that change the way photographers and filmmakers work with light, enabling them to be more creative and efficient in their work than ever before. Octopus bring a wealth of expertise and added value which is very important to us; they really understand and buy into our vision for the future”.
2018 was a fantastic year for us, with nine new awards across the industry. From the first RL48 designed on the family’s kitchen table 11 years ago, we’d like to thank all of our customers for their support; 2019 promises to be even bigger, better and brighter, and we hope you’ll join us on this exciting journey!
Look back on what was a fantastic 2018 for Rotolight with our yearly rewind.