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Moshi Monsters celebrates fifth birthday

Moshi Monsters, one of London’s biggest success stories celebrates its fifth birthday today

Moshi Monsters’s parent company Mind Candy was one of the first tech companies to set up in the  Silicon Roundabout area back in 2004.

They now employ over 200 people, have 80 million registered users and a quarter of a billion (USD) total gross retail sales across all Moshi Monster products worldwide.

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Mindy Candy has been widely tipped to be one of the first companies to IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s new high growth segment, but this has yet to be confirmed.

It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Moshi Monsters brand. Mind Candy almost closed its doors back in late 2008 when the business ran out of money and was on the brink of bankruptcy.

Michael Acton Smith, CEO of Mind Candy and creator of Moshi Monsters said: “Many people assume Moshi is a Japanese or American success story, but we’re very proud to say it’s a homegrown British phenomenon.

The last five years have been an extraordinary journey. We’d like to say a huge thank you to the millions of children and parents that have adopted a monster and played within the weird and wonderful Moshi world.”