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Light is a company developing computational imaging technology. It provides a 3D passive optics system which enables automobiles to get exact geometry and depth across the optical field of view. The company also offers Light L16 camera that combines optics with computational imaging software and enables users take, edit, and share pictures. 

HQRedwood City, US
Employee Ratings4.1
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2020)146(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Light

Dave Grannan

Dave Grannan

Co-Founder & CEO
Rajiv Laroia

Rajiv Laroia

Co-Founder & CTO
Prashant Velagaleti

Prashant Velagaleti

Chief Product Officer
Tom Barone

Tom Barone

Sumit Chawla

Sumit Chawla

VP, Imaging Systems
Chris Barnett

Chris Barnett

SVP Strategy & Licensing
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Light Office Locations

Light has an office in Redwood City
Redwood City, US (HQ)
725 Shasta St
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Light Financials and Metrics

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Light total Funding

$185.7 m

Light latest funding size

$121 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago

Light investors

Light's latest funding round in July 2018 was reported to be $121 m. In total, Light has raised $185.7 m
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The Value of Monochrome

Monochrome. The word calls to mind luminous black and white images like the classic photographs of Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson, but monochrome is also a powerful option in Light multi-camera arrays, delivering stunning images in color as well as black and white.

Photographing a Black Hole: What does it take to capture darkness?

One week ago on Wednesday, April 10th, astronomers shocked the world by revealing the first-ever image of a black hole. To understand the magnitude of this feat, let’s first give a little perspective: the sun is far enough away that it takes sunlight traveling at the speed of light

Mobile World: Light Technology in More Platforms

Light technology is all about capturing more information about any scene to empower the imaging products of the future. We are taking great leaps toward our goal of Light helping camera platforms of all kinds see and know more about the world around them. The Nokia 9 PureView, driven by

Lighting up 2019: Building the Future of Computational Imaging

Our vision has always been to revolutionize the world of imaging -- to change how we capture and use images, collect more pixel data, and make camera arrays smaller but more powerful. Today marks another step towards fulfilling that vision with our partnership with Sony, adding to existing relations…

New creative options with on-device depth editing and video

We know it’s been a little while since we made a big update to the L16 and Lumen (we don’t count the Mojave update). We are excited to add some big features for both this month, including one that has been asked about since we launched the L16.

Light Welcomes SoftBank and Leica to the Family

Light raises $121 million from SoftBank Vision Fund and Leica Camera AG Light, the leader in advanced computational imaging, today announced a Series D funding round of $121 million, led by the SoftBank Vision Fund. The renowned Leica Camera AG also participated in the financing. Light’s groundbrea…

Light Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Light founded?

    Light was founded in 2013.

  • Who are Light key executives?

    Light's key executives are Dave Grannan, Rajiv Laroia and Prashant Velagaleti.

  • How many employees does Light have?

    Light has 146 employees.

  • Who are Light competitors?

    Competitors of Light include Canon, SmugMug and The Imaging Source.

  • Where is Light headquarters?

    Light headquarters is located at 725 Shasta St, Redwood City.

  • Where are Light offices?

    Light has an office in Redwood City.

  • How many offices does Light have?

    Light has 1 office.