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Name: Touchnote
Industry/sector: Mobile
Date founded: 2007
Founders: Raam Thakrar and Paul Burdin
Location: London

Touchnote is a mobile app for smartphones and websites for sending printed, personalised postcards and greeting cards. Touchnote takes users photos, taken on their mobiles, and converts them into cards to print and post on behalf of the user.

Founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs and childhood friends Raam Thakrar and Paul Burdin, Touchnote emerged from a simple desire to send photos to family and friends easily, in a way that didnt require you to travel to the nearest Boots or Snappy Snaps to develop photos.

The company has gone from strength to strength, particularly since focussing on its mobile offering since 2014. As such, Touchnote was confirmed in late last year as the ninth fastest-growing tech company in the UK, having expanded 2,300 per cent over 12 months.

In an era when moments and memories are shared quickly and impersonally via Facebook or Instagram, Touchnote has seized on peoples desire for more meaningful one-to-one communication. Understanding that people rarely receive something in the post that makes them smile anymore, the business has sent over five million cards to date two million of those being in the last year.

In 2012, Touchnote was chosen to partner Samsung during the London Olympics, offering people the chance to order postcards and send them for free: a proud moment for Thakrar and Burdin. The companys postcards have been sent to over 200 countries, and the app the firms primary platform for engaging customers is available for iPhone. iPad and Android, frequently featuring and trending on Apples App Store.

Combining the traditional fun of receiving a real postcard or greetings card with the convenience provided by the digital era, Toucnotes simple concept and easy-to-use app continues to be the reason for its success.

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