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a phone for humans

Company Overview


Our time and attention are the two most important things that we take for granted the hundreds of times a day that we open our smartphone. So many technology products today are claiming to "make our lives better"; they are engineered to keep us hooked. They are being built and funded because we will become addicted to them, not because we actually needed them. As humans we are vulnerable. Being more "connected" couldn't possibly make us any happier.


We design beautiful objects that respect and empower. Technology that helps us appreciate life more; that serves, not enslaves us. We believe that the world deserves an alternative option to the current and unsustainable direction of technolgy. An honest technology company for humans.


$1,200,000 Sales
9,000 Users

Pitch Deck


  • Received 2000+ press mentions globally

    December, 2017
  • Over 8,000 Light Phones shipped to customers; revenue surpasses $1.2 million

    August, 2017
  • Retail testing with Target, SodaShop in Selfridges (UK), Uncrate, 8eta, Coolhunting

    May, 2017
  • First Light Phones shipped to customers

    January, 2017
  • First mass production run complete at Foxconn, Yantai, China

    November, 2016
  • 'Second Phone Same Number' calling software successfully tested with beta group (100 users)

    November, 2016
  • Foxconn invests and partners to manufacture the Light Phone

    April, 2016
  • Light Phone Kickstarter launches – raises $415,000 from over 3,000 backers in 70+ countries

    May, 2015
  • Kai & Joe join Google's inaugural design incubator where they meet and begin building Light together.

    September, 2014
  • Raised $3.2 million from private investors and VCs including Foxconn, SOSV, etc.

    February, 2017
  • Light Phone 2 received 1000+ global press mentions in the past 2 weeks

    March, 2018
  • Light Phone 2 raised over $960,000 in 14 days on IndieGoGo with 2 more weeks to go.

    March, 2018
  • Light Phone 2 campaign on IndieGoGo raised over $250K in the first 11 hours. Learn more

    March, 2018


Liz Anjos
Liz Anjos
Outdoor Enthusiast
"This is perfect for runners. You have the ability to 'unplug' by getting away from the distraction of a smartphone while out on a run, but the option to take or make a call is there if you need it...I tested it out and it works beautifully."
Mathias Jakobsen
Mathias Jakobsen
Urban Professional
"I left my iPhone at home and brought only the Light Phone – and it was AMAZING. Boring first. Then frustrating. But with no distractions eventually it just became magic. Not looking at stuff. Not snapping photos. Just being there."
John Bruce
John Bruce
"You don’t need to spend $10,000 and spend two weeks in Hawaii to rest when you’re so exhausted. What might my life be like if in these 20-minute intervals here and there, or hours here and there, I can go light and create this kind of space. I was reminded of actually even looking."
Elizabeth Lademan
Elizabeth Lademan
Kickstarter Backer
"I want to thank you so much for the personal approach you have taken in caring for us and bringing us along on your journey. It has been fascinating to watch and read the updates. Keep it up, I believe in your philosophy of going light!"
Avery Hartmans
Avery Hartmans
For Business Insider
"But at the risk of sounding cliché, you can't put a price tag on being free of the stress and constant distractions that come along with being on your phone all the time. On my trip to the grocery store, I truly had time to myself for what felt like the first time all weekend."
Daniel Thomas
Daniel Thomas
For Financial Times
"In six years of reviewing mobile devices, I have never tested one that polarized opinion as much as the Light Phone."