We are an open-source, well-funded, fast-growing hardware startup based in New York City. littleBits is the easiest and most extensive way to learn and prototype with electronics − an ever-expanding library of over 67 electronic building blocks ranging from the very simple (power, sensors, light, sound) to the very complex (wireless, programmable, Internet-connected). Our library is used in over 3,500 schools, sold to over 70 countries and has won countless awards, including an IDSA IDEA Gold Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, Maker Faire Educator’s Choice Awards, Best of Toy Fair and White House Maker Faire Maker of Merit.
littleBits was invented by Ayah Bdeir, co-founder of the Open Hardware Summit, an alumna of the MIT Media Lab, and a TED Senior Fellow. Ayah has been named one of MIT Tech Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35, one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, one of Inc.’s 35 Under 35, and one of Popular Mechanic’s 25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream. The company has been featured on CNN, BBC, FOX, NPR and in numerous publications, has partnered with IFTTT, KORG and NASA, and has been acquired by MoMA for the museum’s permanent collection. On top of that, we have an all-star lineup of investors that include Brad Feld from Foundry Group, Jon Callaghan from True Ventures, Joi Ito, Director of the Media Lab, Barry Schuler from DFJ Growth, as well as Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Khosla Group, O’Reilly Alpha Tech, Lerer Ventures, Two Sigma, Vegas Tech Fund and others.
We are a mission-driven company, and our mission is to empower everyone to be an inventor. We are leading a hardware renaissance where everyone, regardless of age, gender, technical ability, or discipline, can be creative with electronics and invent the world they want to live in.
Our team is growing and we’re looking for superstars who believe in our mission. Join us!
We design. We build. We code. We think. We craft. We engineer. We teach. We learn. We make.
Paul Rothman, Research & Development
Hirumi Nanayakkara, Product Marketing
Jordi Borras, Senior Industrial Designer