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Dragon's Den interest for Leicester man's app

The app developer quit his job and sold his home to fund the venture

New Spotted: App, inspired by popular local ‘spotted’ Facebook pages, gained 3,000 users and intrigue from Dragon’s Den producers within two months of being live. Its creator has now been delighted with the news that he’s made it to the finals of the Innovation, in Business category.


John Whitbread, who created Spotted: App to help people find local businesses, said: “Being in the running for an award is a completely new and exciting experience for me.”


The 38-year-old has had a whirlwind 12 months after deciding to put everything on the line whilst awaiting the birth of his now seven-month-old son. “My wife was heavily pregnant, but she knows I always put my ultimate into everything I do. And it’s paid off. The people who’d made apps for huge national, well-known companies said they’d never seen such quick growth as Spotted: App has had."

Read the full article in Niche Magazine.


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