Why we created Labstep
Made by scientists, for scientists
Labstep stemmed from our own personal frustrations in the lab. Maintaining a traditional paper lab book often resulted in lost results, wasted time and missed opportunities for collaboration. We tried electronic lab book alternatives, but actually found that they added to the workload. Poor design, expensive subscriptions and time-consuming installation inspired us to build an alternative platform that aims for the documentation and sharing of research to be easy, safe and secure.
Our journey so far
The first prototype of the platform was created within the University of Oxford by our two co-founders, Jake and Jan, where it was rapidly adopted. With the backing of Seedcamp and Google for Startups, we have brought together a great team of scientists and highly skilled developers to build a cutting-edge platform.
Delivering tangible value, Labstep has seen rapid, organic adoption of the platform among researchers globally. Since launching, our research app is now used at over 600 universities around the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and MIT.