Nanoleaf is a green technology start-up company. Our vision is to create a better world through conservation and to preserve the planet that we love. We are constantly working on energy efficient products that promote and encourage people to live more green. We hope that one day our great grand children can go on their own adventures and experience the wonders of mother nature in the same way we can today.
Our first line of products to hit the market is the Nanoleaf LED light bulbs (formerly known as the NanoLight on the popular crowdfunding site KickStarter). We were lucky enough to receive an overwhelming amount of support from the KickStarter community when we debuted our light bulb there in January of 2013, which allowed us to start mass production. Our ultimate goal is to revolutionize the lighting industry with our innovation and to light up the world while preserving our planet.
Like any start-up company, we have the talent and ideas, but we need funding and support!
The focus of our company is energy conservation. We center every aspect of our work at the Nanoleaf around creating higher energy efficiency, reducing Carbon foot-prints, and creating ecological value in all of our products. At the most fundamental level, our purpose is to create energy efficient LED lighting that is innovative and economical, so that our planet can have a brighter future.
Our Values Guide Us
Our company values guide the decisions we make, and require that we constantly improve the products and services and value that we deliver in everything we create.
We create products that are sustainable for our planet.
LED lighting is still in its early stages, which unfortunately means costs are high. However, there is no limit to how much energy the world can conserve together if we were to make the move to LED lighting on a global scale. We aim to spread the knowledge of the positive impact switching to LED bulbs can have on our planet, while also fight to keep cost low and affordable for our consumers.
The Nanoleaf is committed to delivering energy efficient solutions that work for everyone. Our ability to think outside of the box and our dedication to perfection enables us to deliver products that is both usable and economical. However, our true accomplishments are in the ecological impacts that our products will have on our planet, and the inspiration that our products bring to you. We hope to inspire more to join us in the movement for a greener future.
We are focused on customer needs.
Here at the Nanoleaf, your feedback and needs are imperative to us. We are constantly listening and improving ourselves in order to produce a product that is superior in energy efficiency, longer lasting, and easily lovable. Our goal is to have our products reach as much of the world’s population as possible.
Our company is founded by three adventure seeking, life loving, tree-huggers. We started developing the Nanoleaf while working full time to earn a living, but that didn’t stop us from dreaming on our spare time. Now we're fully dedicated to saving the planet, one light bulb at a time.
Technology Solutions Architect
B.Sc. McMaster University | Ph.D, University of Toronto
Tom is our ingenious scientist and engineer, the brain behind the Nanoleaf. Other than saving the world one invention at a time, he enjoys escaping to the great outdoors. He is a rock climbing aficionado, with a passion for science and technology.
Tom has over 20 years of experience in electronics and circuit design and is the mastermind behind the technology within the Nanoleaf. For over 9 years, he mentored and led university students in building several fully functional solar powered cars that raced across the USA (North America Solar Challenge) and Australia (World Solar Challenge).
He also worked in the biotechnology industry as a scientist, developing new innovative algorithms for predicting drug effectiveness against cancer and lupus diseases. He now focuses on creating solar energy products that will bring green energy to remote areas and developing nations. Tom is now spending a significant portion of his time on the Nanoleaf project to perform testing and develop manufacturing procedures.
Product Development Manager
B. Sc., University of Toronto
Gimmy is our product development extraordinaire, the schemer of the company. When he’s not busy strategizing, he finds himself on a surfboard, tunneling waves and enjoying the vast open waters. He also has an adorable Jack Russell named Cookie, whom is his biggest fan.
As an University of Toronto graduate, Gimmy has over 7 years of experience as a technology consultant. He has delivered projects for numerous clients across North America including TD Bank, Hawaiian Telcom, Frontier Communications, Best Buy, and Jack in the Box. He is now leading the effort in sourcing affordable and suitable components for the Nanoleaf as well as managing the planning and execution of the Nanoleaf products.
B. Sc., University of Toronto
Christian is our operations mastermind, the man that keeps the wheels turning. Aside from wooing suppliers into joining our cause, he also has a knack for inducing laughter. Snowboard, wakeboard, or keyboard...you name a board, and he is an expert.
Christian is currently working as the General Manager for a manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. In the past 7 years, he has been involved in the designing, sourcing, and manufacturing of several new products for many of his established clients in Europe (distributors and chain stores). For the development of the Nanoleaf LED bulb, he has helped source and develop strong relationships with many of our key suppliers in China, and is responsible for setting up the manufacturing process.
It takes more than just talent and ambition to build a successful business. Funding is a vital part in growing our company to its full potential. We strive to produce the best quality product for our consumers. Your support will help introduce our green products to more homes and buildings in the world, and help us change the future of lighting for the better.