Dragons’ Den winning slime making experts, Sublime Science, acquired by Hyphen Capital and set to take the best of British science to children around the world
Hyphen Capital, the newly established growth investor, acquires Sublime Science
Dragon’s Den Investors Sarah Willingham and Nick Jenkins commend Sublime Science’s five-fold growth since original TV appearance
Sublime Science on track to reach even more children worldwide, with 5,000 parties planned this year alone
LONDON – 02 October, 2018 – Hyphen Capital, the growth investor, today announces acquisition of Sublime Science, the popular children’s party specialists, best known for firing smoke rings, making slime and inspiring more than 1,000,000 children to discover how awesome science can be.
The Sublime Science Party is the most popular children’s party in the UK *. The children concoct potions, launch rockets and explode things as part of an unforgettable learning experience. The organisation’s dedication to changing the way science is taught has even been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen with a Queen’s Award for Innovation.
Founder, ‘Mad’ Marc Wileman started Sublime Science with a £1,750 Prince’s Trust Loan, back in 2008, aged 23. From those humble beginnings, Sublime Science has gone on to inspire more than one million children and grown to be the leading provider of unforgettable science learning experiences to children. Hyphen Capital is committed to bringing the unique Sublime Sciences brand of engaging, effective and educational experiences, to even more children worldwide through the expertise of their experienced management team.
Marc Wileman said: “It’s been an absolutely awesome journey going from a £1,750 Prince’s Trust loan and a box of stuff to inspiring more than one million children to discover just how awesome science can be. From firing smoke rings at the Dragons to being recognised by Her Majesty the Queen it’s been quite a ride. This acquisition leaves Sublime Science in a cracking position to expand internationally so we can share even more unforgettable learning experiences with children right across the world.”
Dragons’ Den Star & Mumpreneur Sarah Willingham said: “I have loved being on this journey with Marc and seeing the magic that Sublime Science has brought to so many kids (including my own!) across the UK. It was a wonderful investment and I am really proud to be part of one of the most successful exits in Dragon’s Den’s history. The sale means that even more kids will now enjoy this passion for science.
Dragon Nick Jenkins added: “Marc has done an amazing job of growing the business fivefold since his appearance on Dragon’s Den in 2015. Tim Farnell’s experience in educational technology makes him the perfect choice to take the business to the next level.”
Sublime Science is on track to deliver more than 5,000 educational experiences this year and more than 27,000 unique learning experiences since launch. Education technology entrepreneur and Executive Director at Hyphen Capital Tim Farnell is thrilled to have acquired Sublime Science and excited about sharing the best of British science with children around the world he commented.
“Over the last 10 years, Sublime Science has evolved into a unique and trusted brand, and we are extremely optimistic about its future,” said EdTech Entrepreneur Tim Farnell. “Marc has not only built a great business but a fantastic team, who we are committed to supporting as they continue to make science awesome for kids everywhere.”
To book a Sublime Science party visit https://www.sublimescience.com/ or Call 01163800750
About Hyphen Capital
Headquartered in London, Hyphen Capital is a newly established growth investor specialising in acquiring UK based, typically owner-managed businesses going through a period of transition. Hyphen seeks to take full ownership and management roles to fine-tune operations, evolve current products towards deeper technologically-advanced solutions and drive sales growth in attractive new markets.
Hyphen Capital is led by Timothy Farnell, a serial education technology entrepreneur and investor.
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