LBA has Designs on zeroheight

24 August 2016

LBA is pleased to announce thatSaaS start-up zeroheight, a platform that enables web & mobile design teams to work together at scale, using design systems has closed a £300k investment round which included participation from LBA members and the London Co-Investment Fund as well as Ascension Ventures.  Zeroheight is a graduate of Entrepreneur First’s 2016 cohort.
Zeroheight enables designers to build a design system in the cloud and use it to collaborate in order to build high-quality applications.  The zeroheight plugins for Photoshop and Sketch allow designers to easily create and upload components from their designs to a central design repository.  These plugins, along with the central repository, keep designers in sync and allow them to produce more consistent user experiences.  Zeroheight has on on-boarded clients such as M&S and Locassa.

Jerome de Lafargue, co-founder and CEO of zeroheight commented:
“I met my co-founder, Robin Tindale, when we were both working at Bloomberg.  I was working on their iOS/Android Apps and Robin was a back-end systems engineer.  We quickly realized how difficult it was for designers to collaborate and that’s where the idea for zeroheight was formed.  Unlike developer tools, we feel designer tools haven’t kept up with the complexity and pace of the software industry.  Not only does this mean collaboration is inefficient, but the lack of tools makes it harder for them to create polished, coherent products”.  He added, “in a nutshell, we want to democratize sophisticated design infrastructure and make it easy for design teams of any size to create a design system, without spending huge amounts of money.”