Inspiring the next generation of coders

Our Mission

In kids stories today, 0% of princesses code, boys are twice as likely to be the lead, under 3% of characters are BAME, 92% of female characters are underweight, and Batman doesn’t recycle! This has to change. We've created Detective Dot to inspire the next generation to be coders, not Kardashians. Read more about our story here. And because teachers rock, for every book you buy, we give free materials to a school.

Our Team

We’re a small team of creatives, united by a passion for a fairer world and fart jokes.

Sophie Deen

CEO

Leanne Summers

Ops

Goldie Chaudhuri

Cool Stuff

Camilla Gordon

Product

Louise Kwa

Curriculum

Sharna Jackson

NED

Paul Kirby

NED

Louise Bloom

NED

Our Advisors

Laura Kirsop

Product

Turkey Oktem

UX

Miles Berry

Education

Jess Wade

Curriculum

Graham Brown-Martin

Innovation

Rick Jones

Commercial

We win awards

FDM/Barclays

Start Up Founder of The Year 2017

EDF Pulse Award

for innovation in STEM education 2016

Computer Weekly’s ‘Rising

Star’ 2015

BIMA Innovator

2016 + 2017

For all kids, everywhere

We created Detective Dot to inspire the next generation to be coders, not Kardashians. In kids stories today, 0% of princesses code, boys are twice as likely to be the lead, under 3% of characters are BAME, 92% of female characters are underweight, and Batman doesn’t recycle! This has to change. And because teachers rock, for every book you buy, we give free materials to a school.

Coding

In 2014, the UK government made Computer Science compulsory in primary schools - that means 5 year olds are learning to code, alongside English and Maths. We’re the first country to do this, and it’s ace. Because there’s a global digital skills gap (the UK is going to need 2.3m digital workers by 2020), and a lack of females and minorities working in STEM (science, tech, engineering, maths) - currently less than 13%. Less girls take computer science degrees today than they did 10 years ago!

They think it is 100% legit... It is total magic for them.

Catherine, Mum of 2

Great gadgets, lots of mystery and the cliff hangers are intense.

Hannah, aged 9

The birthday girl couldn't put the book down and read the whole thing in a day! Loves the secret missions too.

Uncle Ayo

Lved by...

Contact us

Snail mail

iNDUSTRY, 20 East Road, London N1 6AD

Email

hello@detectivedot.org

press@detectivedot.org