ValoBox was founded in 2010 by Anna Lewis and Oliver Brooks. In their experience of both studying and running businesses, they had always found it frustrating that so much of the great content within books was very inaccessible.
With time and money being so precious it always felt like getting the right piece of information was too difficult.
They used their experience in building web applications and set about making any content within books as easy to access as a regular web page.
Prior to founding ValoBox, Anna and Oli founded www.completelynovel.com, a book publishing hub which enables writers to access professional design, printing and distribution services and use the power of the web to promote their books.
Oli is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building web applications.
Oli is also an adept programmer with skills throughout the stack from sysadmin to client side and mobile application development. His tools fo choice are ruby and CoffeeScript using the rails, sinatra and backbonejs frameworks.
Oli is a recognised thought leader of content monetisation and a frequent speaker at publishing and web conferences with recent dates including Tools of Change (New York, 2013), W3C publishing workshop (New York, 2013), Klopotek publishers forum (Berlin, 2013) among others.