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Light Blue Optics develops Kaptivo, a cloud-connected micro-optical camera. Its micro-optical camera transforms any standard dry-erase whiteboard into an online collaboration tool for sharing and video conferencing, delivers crisp images for real-time wireless sharing and streaming, and enables users to share the live whiteboard image remotely to web browser in video conferences, automatically capture an image archive of board changes, and download and share the whole meeting as a multi-page presentation. The Company serves corporate meeting spaces, hotels, serviced offices, and educational establishments.

StateClosed
TypePrivate
Founded2004
HQMilton, GB
Websitelightblueoptics.com

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2019)24
Revenue (FY, 2017)£669 K(-58%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Key People/Management at Light Blue Optics

Nic Lawrence

Nic Lawrence

Co-Founder & CEO
Adrian Cable

Adrian Cable

Co-Founder & CTO/President
Steve Semenzato

Steve Semenzato

CRO
Shirish Joshi

Shirish Joshi

VP Manufacturing Operations
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Light Blue Optics Office Locations

Light Blue Optics has offices in Milton and San Mateo
Milton, GB (HQ)
St John's House Cowley Rd
San Mateo, CA, US
1900 S Norfolk St #350
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Light Blue Optics Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2004

Light Blue Optics total Funding

$58.5 m

Light Blue Optics latest funding size

$13 m

Time since last funding

11 years ago

Light Blue Optics investors

Light Blue Optics's latest funding round in October 2010 was reported to be $13 m. In total, Light Blue Optics has raised $58.5 m
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Light Blue Optics Revenue

Light Blue Optics's revenue was reported to be £669 k in FY, 2017
GBP

Revenue (FY, 2017)

669.0k

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

343.0k

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %

51.3%

Net income (FY, 2017)

(2.3m)

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

(2.5m)

EBIT (FY, 2017)

(2.5m)

Cash (31-Dec-2017)

1.6m
GBPFY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

165.4k81.3k112.0k77.0k500.7k123.5k694.1k229.8k409.0k1.3m1.6m669.0k

Revenue growth, %

78%206%

Cost of goods sold

306.4k76.5k23.9k6.5k5.0k79.0k326.0k

Gross profit

194.3k47.0k670.2k223.3k1.2m1.5m343.0k
GBPFY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

13.6k35.5k573.7k1.6m558.0k701.3k1.6m113.5k55.0k92.6k27.0k230.0k1.6m

Accounts Receivable

31.7k355.2k101.0k79.6k105.5k39.5k108.7k10.0k13.0k134.0k

Inventories

71.0k406.7k10.0k96.0k

Current Assets

14.6k70.3k997.9k4.1m1.7m2.1m2.2m679.5k354.7k499.6k856.0k527.0k2.3m
GBPFY, 2005FY, 2006FY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(11.2k)(59.0k)(1.6m)(3.7m)(6.8m)(7.9m)(5.6m)(1.8m)(1.2m)(1.6m)(3.6m)(7.1m)(2.3m)

Income Taxes Paid

209.7k269.2k290.0k
GBPFY, 2005

Financial Leverage

-1.5 x
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Light Blue Optics Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

85/100

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Light Blue Optics Online and Social Media Presence

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Light Blue Optics Blogs

(Re)Introducing Kaptivo Rooms

“Work from everywhere” is irrefutably here to stay and we’re excited to announce some changes that will make Kaptivo an even more valuable part of your collaboration toolset and experience, no matter what type of meeting space you’re working from or how distributed your team is. Our longstanding cus…

Lifesize Acquires Kaptivo to Fuel Next Generation of Advanced Collaboration

AUSTIN, Texas — August 20, 2020 — Lifesize®, a global innovator of immersive enterprise communication solutions, today announced the acquisition of Kaptivo, a digital collaboration solutions company. With the addition of Kaptivo, Lifesize further expands its portfolio of cloud-based unified communic…

Announcing the Whiteboard from Home Program

Kaptivo is partnering with companies and schools to enable individuals working from home to share a regular whiteboard with remote coworkers, partners, and customers. Below you will find information on the program and some supporting materials. If you have any questions, please use the chat option o…

Setting up a Whiteboard and Kaptivo in Your Home Office

Asking the question “What is the best whiteboard for a home office” is a bit like asking what’s the best color to paint a wall, there are many different factors to consider and ultimately it comes down to personal choice. At Kaptivo we see a lot of different kinds of whiteboards, and while our camer…

Remote Teaching Survey – Readiness, Tools and Challenges

The COVID-19 crisis has forced educators around the world to adopt a fully-remote teaching strategy in record time.  We have created a short survey for professional educators to capture their opinions on how ready they are, what tools they are using and what challenges they face. We will publish the…

A Guide to Whiteboarding from Home

With many people facing work-from-home mandates, there’s a growing list of resources to optimize the work-from-home experience. We’ve collected some of our favorites (see below) and we’ve added our own unique perspective for those of you who need a whiteboard to be productive. Whiteboards are super …
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Light Blue Optics Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Light Blue Optics founded?

    Light Blue Optics was founded in 2004.

  • Who are Light Blue Optics key executives?

    Light Blue Optics's key executives are Nic Lawrence, Adrian Cable and Steve Semenzato.

  • How many employees does Light Blue Optics have?

    Light Blue Optics has 24 employees.

  • What is Light Blue Optics revenue?

    Latest Light Blue Optics annual revenue is £669 k.

  • What is Light Blue Optics revenue per employee?

    Latest Light Blue Optics revenue per employee is £27.9 k.

  • Who are Light Blue Optics competitors?

    Competitors of Light Blue Optics include EWW, ClearGraph and kaonavi.

  • Where is Light Blue Optics headquarters?

    Light Blue Optics headquarters is located at St John's House Cowley Rd, Milton.

  • Where are Light Blue Optics offices?

    Light Blue Optics has offices in Milton and San Mateo.

  • How many offices does Light Blue Optics have?

    Light Blue Optics has 2 offices.