Growing Business Magazine included me in this year’s Young Guns list, their “mission to uncover the 30 most impressive and promising young entrepreneurs in the UK.” Nice to see a few buddies also make the list, shout out to Sumon, Holly, Ryan, Clare and Damien.
Here’s the little bio they did for me:
Richard Moross, 30
Focus: Online stationer
Moross likes to think of his business as the world’s online stationer. Given that MOO has customers in more than 180 countries, it’s a fair comment. Soon after launching in 2004, he began to realise the growing potential of web 2.0 sites. Since then, relationships with the likes of Facebook (with more than 100 million users) and photo sharing site Flickr (30 million users) allow customers to grab their photos and put them onto stationery products, including business cards and greetings cards, which are printed and shipped all over the world. MOO offers an unrivalled level of product customisation, and growth has been propelled by £2.75m investment from Atlas Venture and Index Ventures in 2006, secured on the strength of Moross’ business plan before the business took off.