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Established 2013 In San Francisco

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About Helium

Helium was founded in 2013 by Shawn Fanning, Amir Haleem, and Sean Carey, with a mission to make it easier to build connected devices. Our belief is that it shouldn't take expertise at all levels of the hardware, firmware, software and wireless stack to build your product or application. Helium's goal is to bring the same techniques that enabled the explosion of web and mobile applications to physical devices.

Board & Advisors

Joi Ito

Director, MIT Media Lab, Board member Sony, NYTimes

Aaron Levie

Founder & CEO, Box

Alex Roetter

Formerly SVP Engineering, Twitter

Bruce Armstrong

Formerly CEO, Pivotlink

Andy Wheeler

Director, MIT Media Lab, Board member Sony, NYTimes

Shawn Fanning

Founder, Helium. Previously Rupture, Path, Snocap, Napster

Chris Bruce

Founder & CEO, Sproutling

Robert Wenig

Founder TeaLeaf, CTO SAP

Our Investors

Helium has raised equity funding from some of the most prominent Venture Capital (VC) firms in the world including GV (formerly Google Ventures), Khosla Ventures, FirstMark Capital, HSB/MunichRe Ventures and others.