Pax Labs

Based in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood, PAX Labs is leading the reinvention of the smoking experience with its premium vaporizers, and extending the application of vapor science into new applications. In a city known for technology breakthroughs and progressive ideas, two Stanford Masters Design Program graduates envisioned a new smoking experience with global transformation implications. Through innovations in applied science and technology, we strive to improve the quality of living, one breath at a time. PAX Labs was founded with the mission to make smoking obsolete. Years in development, PAX Labs’ vaporizers are a dramatic step forward and provide the foundation for transformational innovation across industries. We are creating an integrated science and technology platform with the potential to disrupt $1 trillion in existing industries. PAX Labs builds products that provide more effective, pleasurable, beautiful experiences. The PAX product line of loose leaf vaporizers are a spectacular success, outselling the industry almost 3-to-1, with more than 500,000 customers! Extending PAX Labs' understanding of vaporization technology, the just launched JUUL is an closed system e-liquid vapor product that delivers a nicotine experience truly akin to a cigarette. JUUL delivers a simple, smart, satisfying experience, redefining the tobacco industry. Offering a powerfully satisfying vapor experience and a first-of-its-kind form factor, JUUL combines beauty and intelligent design – the hallmarks of PAX Labs – with new chemistry and patented technology to create a fundamentally different, compelling vapor offering.
With a continued focus on innovation, PAX Labs is creating a portfolio of vaporization products to address an expansive set of consumers' unmet needs and desires.

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
170 (est)-3%
Pax Labs was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Pax Labs Office Locations

Pax Labs has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
660 Alabama St

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Total Funding

$46.7 m

Latest funding size

$46.7 m

Time since last funding

about 2 years


Pax Labs's latest funding round in June 2015 was reported to be $46.7 m. In total, Pax Labs has raised $46.7 m

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Startups downplay tobacco as they talk up cannabis

 Shops patronized by pot smokers have a long tradition of labeling their pipes and vaporizers “for tobacco use only.” But startups developing smoking and vaping gear are basically asking customers to put their weed in it. Self-described cannabis product companies are raising capital in droves, while…

Classic marijuana sales are tumbling as a new way of getting high takes over

"Do you even vape, bro?" In California, the answer is increasingly, "Yes." Vaping is an alternative to smoking that involves inhaling vapor from an electronic device. Between 2015 and 2016, sales of marijuana oil cartridges, which are used for vaping, soared 400% among custo…

Sex, Drugs, and Alcohol: 70+ Startups Offering Sensory Thrills in One Infographic

Are investors willing to fund startups offering products promoting sex, drugs, and alcohol? We used the CB Insights platform to look at startups working in areas traditionally considered taboo, and found that while the landscape is varied, investor participation remains … Continued

What the Surgeon General’s E-Cigarette Warning Means for the Red-Hot Vaping Industry

The federal government wants teens to stop vaping.

I spent 2 days at a marijuana business conference — here's how I know the industry is changing

This past weekend, medicinal marijuana patients, business folk, and "potrepreneurs" converged at the New West Summit, San Francisco's business conference related to all things marijuana. But there was something unusual about the event. I didn't hear one person say the word …

The 'Apple of vaping' made an e-cigarette for marijuana — here's what it's like

This summer, Pax Labs reinvented the e-cigarette with its best-selling device Juul. Now, the San Francisco-based startup dubbed the "Apple of vaping" is back with a device that aims to bring the same simplicity to marijuana smokers that the Juul delivered for tobacco smoker…
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