Cornish company is a Rising Star

xigxag co-founders Mark Chaplin and Kelli Fairbrother

A Cornish company has been announced as one of Tech Nation’s Rising Stars in the south west.

Gunnislake-based audiobook innovator xigxag is the first platform to offer users the audiobook and eBook in a single format, with a ‘pay-as-you-read’ model.

The xigxag app offers thousands of titles from major publishers including HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin Random House and leading independent publishers including Faber, Canelo, Boldwood and Chelsea Green.

The xigxag team concluded two successful investment rounds this year, raising over £500k to power their ambitious growth.

Co-founder Kelli Fairbrother said: “It is an absolute honour for xigxag to be recognised as one of the hottest tech start-ups in the UK.

“Audio is a massive global trend, and we’re excited to help the publishing industry realise its full potential.”