Robert Small





United Kingdom



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Like many entrepreneurs, Robert Small made his success by doing what he loved. In 2001 the young gaming enthusiast graduated from university with an interest in flash and online entertainment. With childhood friend and computerized financial trading entrepreneur Tihan Presbie, Small co-founded Miniclip. What started as an interactive flash video of a dancing George Bush now attracts nearly 60 million monthly users, with a worldwide network of over 300 flash developers generating content. As a fresh-faced graduate, Small and Presbie couldn’t have predicted the truly global outreach achieved by their gaming project, with users accessing the site from over 195 countries across with 17 languages in operation. As one of the ten most valuable start-ups in Europe, Miniclip is a gaming portal offering its users a massive selection of interactive flash games. Through advertising revenue and subscriptions, Small has created a truly lucrative business which now sets its sites towards the profitability of mobile. Miniclip has been listed in the Silicon Alley’s 50 of the World’s Most Valuable Internet Start-ups, the ‘Times Tech Track 100′ and the Deloitte & Touche “Fast 50” in 2008. For his efforts with Miniclip, Robert Small was honoured with the award of “London Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young.

Last updated: April 5, 2018