Start Up Alley

LendMeYourLiteracy is an award winning, profitable, ed-tech venture whose mission is to create a more literate world. We provide teachers with the means to inspire their young writers and give them a global audience for their written work.
Founded in 2012 by 3 teachers and an LBS MBA, LendMeYourLiteracy has created over 27,000 published child authors and achieves more than 10,000 daily page views on the platform, from teachers, parents, children and famous children’s authors. Following an oversubscribed seed funding round on Crowdcube last September, LendMeYourLiteracy now has a team of 15 and has gained significant traction in UK and UAE primary schools. LendMeYourLiteracy has won a variety of awards, including Startups.co.uk People’s Champion 2014, Lloyds Best Digital Enterprise 2014 for London and South East, Crowdcube Best Service company and People’s Champion 2014, London Business School Business Plan Competition 2014 People’s Choice and Global Social Venture Competition EMEA 2014 People’s Choice.

Boudica London is creating fashion that can be worn from the bike to the boardroom.  This next generation brand uses technical fabrics to make stylish pieces for the modern city resident.

redCall allows you to share moments by making a phone call to many people at once. You will hear from your friends, community and celebrities live and more personally than ever! Simply put: record a voice message and press send. Instantaneously, your audience phones would ring as if you are personally calling them. They would then pick up and listen to what you have to say. Whether you are redCalling your friends and family: "She said yes!" or you are receiving a redCall from your favourite singer releasing her latest hit, redCall is a great way to share the moment and be the first to know!

fosho is the world's first online negotiation marketplace. Started by two MBA 2015s who believe in the next gen for e-commerce, fosho brings together shoppers and merchants in a unique way allowing them to buy and sell products at agreeable prices.  So imagine the prospect of buying new products at the time and price you want -- that's what we call convenience! Wait till you negotiate with the platform - it is super fun, interactive and adaptively smart!

Powr of You empowers people to learn about their quantified self and profit from their online presence, while providing brands a way to understand the consumer journey across devices and social networks.

Richard Watson and Henry Rowland, two MBA 2015s, have started with a simple mission: to clean-up carbonated soft drinks. With all natural, real ingredients, they’ve crafted a healthy, light in calorie drink that is packed with flavour. Expect more from your drinks.

LeSalon is changing the way you receive your beauty services. We connect you with the very best nail professionals through our app, in real time. No more travelling or scheduling your day around the salon, we go where you need to be. Select the service you require, tell us where and when, and book - it’s that easy!

Spyn is an on-demand service providing pickup and delivery of laundry & dry-cleaning through a mobile app in London. Spyn is committed to change the stagnating dry cleaning market, and make the experience better and standardized for every customer. Spyn offers 24 hour turnaround, free pickup and delivery from 7 AM to midnight (7 days a week), same pricing across areas, automatic payments and premium quality cleaning. On the laundry front, Spyn offers a wash and fold service for casual clothes.

Payfriendz is a young Fintech company founded in London in 2013. In July 2014, they launched their app on iOS and Android which allows you to share money with your friends as easily as a WhatsApp. With the ability to send or request money alongside an integrated messenger, they are taking the formality out of financial transactions and turning them into social interactions.

QuidCycle is an ethical financial services company that provides a platform of mutually beneficial products and financial education to both borrowers and lenders. They have found that by cutting out the banks and other financial institutions, more realistic rates can be set for both parties. QuidCycle won the 2014 Alternative Finance Award for "Most Innovative New Entrant in UK and Europe"

Prettly.com brings beauty to your doorstep. We are an online platform that helps you find and book beauty professionals who deliver manicure and pedicure treatments to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own chosen location in London - be it the home, office, hotel room, or wherever you like!