Case Study

Barclays Case Study - Kano

  • Established in 2012 by three Co-Founders, Kano is a new kind of computer company
  • Inspired by a Co-Founder’s son, the team wanted to design a computer that was as easy to assemble as building blocks
  • Having started the business in a front room, Kano moved into office premises in 2014, and now operate globally
  • By inspiring children to learn about technology and code, Kano computers are equipping tomorrow’s generations with valuable, employable skills
  • Understanding Kano’s vision, Barclays provided a USD $1m working capital facility to enable Kano to move into a mode of continuous manufacturing, to meet the extraordinary demand for the product “I believe there are three critical languages which every ambitious 21st-century parent and educator will want their kids to learn: English, Mandarin and code.” (Saul Klein, Co-Founder)

“Our ambition is to help young people become a powerful force. Coding is increasingly important in today’s society, and Barclays is helping us to impart a valuable skill.” (Yonatan Raz-Friedman, Co-Founder and CEO)