In 2014, our founder, John Kershaw, was delaying doing his work as a freelancer and wanted to make an app. The platform Bristlr came out of this delay and became widely known as the ‘Tinder for Beards’. While it did start out as a joke, it quickly turned into something quite real and began narrowing in on a key area of the market that was untapped at the time – apps. White label platforms did not have the facility to build mobile apps for their users, and thus M14 Industries was born.
While building the unique back-end systems and technologies required to allow people to create their own white label dating services, John was approached to go through the Ignite accelerator with Bristlr. Having gotten the initial funding from that, John set out to make his platform a reality. Quickly following this, Bristlr / M14 Industries won Northern Stars award, which lead to spaces at Tech Crunch Disrupt, SXSW, and many other opportunities.
These opportunities led to the raising of the initial pre-seed funding with some big names in the industry coming on to the cap table. Two ex-MD’s of Match Group UK, personal investment from Tech North’s Head, Potential VC’s founder, IXIS Founder, Friend’s Reunited founder, among many others. The backing of many in the industry highlights the gap that M14 Industries is hoping to fill is significant.
How can M14 Industries help you?
WE POWER DATING
We’ve built something cool. We’ve built a platform that lets you run your own dating or social app, without needing technical knowledge. We manage everything from the development, apps, website, customer service, maintenance, security, and payments.
This means you can have a responsive website, android app, iOS app, and any other application platform you can think of. These apps are automatically kept up to date by our team.
WE DON'T BREAK THE BANK
We charge a low one-time set up fee (this covers things like app store registration, security certificates, custom features you want), then have very low recurring fees. If you’re an individual with an idea, or a large company with a plan, our pricing scales to remain sensible and fair.
If you’d like to find out more, please contact us via our Sign Up page.
TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NON-TECHNICAL
If you want to run your own dating or social app, but don’t have either the time to build it yourself, or the vast amounts of money required to get someone else to build it, we’re your new buddy.
The M14 Platform can power any app, on any platform. You can customise the look and feel of the app, the features, and even integrate any third party service you like. All, without needing to lift a finger.
For more information, please visit our how it works page.
SO WHAT DO YOU ACTUALLY DO?
- Your own branded & feature-rich dating or social service, fully tailored to your needs
- No recycled accounts
- No casual sites
- A mobile-first website
- Apps for every platform (we even support Windows Phone… if you’re into that sort of thing)
- 24/7 Customer support
- International payment support
- We handle your VAT MOSS (you’re welcome)
- Free support from experts when it comes to your branding & marketting
- Ongoing maintenance across all platforms
- Data Protection compliance with loads of acronyms
- Instant and automatic scalability
People just like you are already loving M14 Industries platform
The energy and creativity we found in M14’s technology will enable us to connect book lovers all over the world.
Flexible, Adaptable & Forward Thinking.
M14 Industries approaches white label platforms in a technology focused manner. Rather than rushing to the bat, we have taken our time to create a technology that is scalable, secure and flexible to any ideas you can imagine.
We are also aware that not everyone has the ability or know-how to launch a business themselves. In some cases we also provide our ‘M14 Accelerator’ platform, which we use to take promising new ventures under our wing and help them learn from our experiences.
In a lot of businesses, the focus is always on crunch and the next urgent deadline. At M14 Industries we believe in pursuing dreams, and one of our dreams is having a healthy and diverse workplace. Our team are actively encouraged to make sure to take actual time off, and really disconnect when not on working hours so they can come in each day enthused and full of energy.
We seek to remove barriers in every way possible.
You bring the idea, we bring the tech.
Tech without boundaries