littleBits Electronics

littleBits™ is on a mission to Democratize Hardware by empowering everyone to Create Inventions, large and small, with a platform of easy-to-use Electronic Building Blocks. littleBits makes a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets to allow anyone to learn, build, and invent with electronics—no soldering, wiring, or programming required. The company was founded in 2011 by MIT Media Lab graduate, TED Senior Fellow, and cofounder of the Open Hardware Summit, Ayah Bdeir. 

The littleBits library includes 9 kits and more than 67 interoperable modules, with products sold in more than 100 countries around the world and in over 2,000 schools and maker spaces. littleBits products have won more than 25 tech and education awards including an acquisition into the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) permanent collection, IDEA Gold Award, Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Popular Science Best of Toyfair, Good Housekeepings Best Toy Award and Makerfaire Educator’s Choice and Editor’s Choice Awards. The company was featured in CNN’s “Top 10 Startups to Watch” in 2013. Ayah Bdeir was named one of Fast Company’s “100 Most Creative People in Business,” one of Inc.’s “35 Under 35” and “Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2015,” one of Entrepreneur’s “10 Leaders to Watch,” one of Popular Mechanics’ “25 Makers Who Are Reinventing the American Dream,” one of MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35,” and one of the CNBC Next List.
New York, US
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Key People at littleBits Electronics

Ayah Bdeir

Ayah Bdeir

Paul Rothman

Paul Rothman

Director of R&D
Hirumi Nanayakkara

Hirumi Nanayakkara

Director of Product Marketing

littleBits Electronics Locations

New York, US

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$62.3 M

Latest funding size

$46.7 M

Time since last funding

about 1 year


O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Fadi Ghandour, Neoteny Labs, Josh Spear, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Joanne Wilson, Jason Port, Joi Ito, MENA Venture Investments, Mohamed Nanabhay, Nicholas Negroponte, Khosla Ventures, DFJ Growth, True Ventures, Morgan Stanley, VegasTechFund, Foundry Group, Two Sigma Ventures, Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners, Grishin Robotics, Wamda Capital

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