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Be Unique.

Be Sustainable from a planet and business perspective.

Nanoleaf is a pioneer and never intends to follow others. If someone else in the world is making something, we will not make the same thing. We believe that people should work together to push the boundaries of technology as it exists today.

The innovations that we create should be sustainable, and this is meant in two ways: driving our planet towards a fully sustainable state and driving our company forward from a profitability perspective. The success of our products must be measured towards both of these metrics.

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  • AUG 1, 2019

    Imagine pressing one of the tiles to turn all the lights off in your home, or to open all the shades.

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  • AUG 1, 2019

    Nanoleaf Introduces ‘Touch Actions,’ Providing Complete Smart Home Control at the Touch of a Button…

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    Smart lights work overtime to convince you that you get more function than form.

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Our Company History

  • 2012
    Nanoleaf was Founded

    Nanoleaf is born! Tom moves to Shenzhen, China - briefly living out of Christian’s family’s factory to start working on an ultra energy efficient light bulb. Gimmy quickly joins them and the three create the Nanoleaf One: the world’s most energy efficient light bulb.

  • 2013
    Kickstarter #1: Nanoleaf One

    Nanoleaf launches their first Kickstarter campaign for the Nanoleaf One. Sitting in their one room “office,” the three hit the submit button, and to their amazement, reach their funding goal of $20,000 in just three days. Raising over $250,000 from supporters, investors like Li-Ka Shing and Kleiner Perkins take notice.

  • 2014
    Kickstarter #2: Nanoleaf Bloom

    The company’ second bulb, the Nanoleaf Bloom, launches on Kickstarter. They quickly surpass their $20,000 goal tenfold yet again. Chris Burch, Co-Founder of the Tory Burch brand, invests in Nanoleaf. They’ve now raised half a million dollars through crowdfunding to bring their bright ideas to life.

  • January 2015
    Nanoleaf’s Toronto HQ

    Nanoleaf’s headquarters in Toronto opens. The team has now grown to 15 people. In 2015, the company introduces three more ultra efficient light bulbs: the Nanoleaf Gem decor bulb, PAR38 spotlight and Nanoleaf Amber candelabra light.

  • 2016
    Nanoleaf Light Panels

    The Nanoleaf Light Panels launch. The first ever modular smart light with a triangle shape, the idea of “LEGO as lighting” is a breakthrough that sparks creativity, joy and a new conversation on what defines lighting. The Light Panels launch into NYC’s MoMA Design Store and Best Buy across North America.

  • March to April 2017
    Europe & Australia

    Nanoleaf is now sold in over 40 countries globally.

  • June 2018
    Nanoleaf Remote

    Nanoleaf Remote launches - a physical remote control that connects to the Light Panels and 3rd party HomeKit products, simplifying the smart home for even the least tech savvy users.

  • January 2019
    Nanoleaf Canvas

    The company’s first touch-intuitive light, the Canvas light squares, launch into Home Depot, offering controls via touch gestures and more design possibilities than the triangle Light Panels. Pre-orders sell out in less than 48 hours.

  • 2020
    Join Us at CES!

    New exciting products coming soon

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Meet Our Team

Nanoleaf is ushering in a new era of lighting that centers around complete personalization. We are a team of passionate creatives dreaming up innovative solutions to create a world beyond light bulbs and restrictions around how we illuminate our living spaces.

Our Founders

  • Gimmy Chu
    CEO

    As Nanoleaf’s Chief Executive Officer, Gimmy is responsible for Nanoleaf’s day-to-day operations, as well as leading the company’s product development and technology strategy.

    Gimmy is Canadian born Chinese, and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto. He’s had 8 years of management experience at one of the largest technology-consulting firms in North America, and has delivered numerous multi-million dollar projects across North America for companies like Best Buy, TD Bank, and Hawaiian Telcom. His unique background in IT optimization, comprehensive understanding of corporate structure, and highly experienced problem solving abilities have proven to be key in growing Nanoleaf into a global company.

  • Tom Rodinger
    CTO

    As Nanoleaf’s Chief Technology Officer, Tom is the lead in technology development. He has been the mastermind behind all Nanoleaf products, and leads Nanoleaf’s entire product development engineering team, which has delivered many breakthrough products. Tom is from Vancouver, Canada, and holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. He’s had a strong curiosity for designing energy efficient electronics since childhood, and has studied engineering from an early age. His deep passion for sustainability and finding solutions to today’s energy problems is his driving force of motivation.

  • Christian Yan
    COO

    As Nanoleaf’s Chief Operations Officer, Christian leads a global team responsible for end-to-end supply chain management and dedicated to ensuring that Nanoleaf products meet the highest quality standards and in the most environmentally friendly way. Christian is a Canadian raised Chinese. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the University of Toronto. With over 8 years of experience as managing director of a 100+ workers manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China, and his in-depth experience with the supply chain management, Christian is a key figure in optimizing Nanoleaf’s operations.

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