Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh (pronounced nee-gull-queen-tigg) is the Irish entrepreneur behind Sugru, dubbed the 'most exciting product since Sellotape'. It's a mouldable glue that has a similar consistency to plasticine when it comes out of the packet, but bonds to most materials and becomes a durable rubber within 24 hours of being exposed to the air. It's waterproof, flexible and grippy, and remains functional down to -50°C and as high as 180°C. Think of it as space age playdough.
Launched in 2009 after six years of development (funded by a £35,000 Nesta grant and investors with an eye on the long-term), the product now has legions of users around the world. It turns over £3.6m, employs 60 staff and closed a £3.5m crowdfunding round last year that valued the company at around £25m.
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