North, formerly known as Thalmic Labs, is a company that designs wearables. It offers such products as Myo and Focals. Focals are holographic smart glasses with a built-in display showing information from the phone.

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Parent CompanyGoogle
HQKitchener, CA
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North was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Kitchener, CA

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Key People/Management at North

Stephen Lake

Stephen Lake

Co-Founder, CEO/CTO
Mike Galbraith

Mike Galbraith

Aaron Grant

Aaron Grant

Matthew Bailey

Matthew Bailey

David Perston

David Perston

VP Manufacturing
Stefan Alexander

Stefan Alexander

VP Advanced R&D
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North Office Locations

North has offices in Kitchener, Toronto, Waterloo, New York and in 1 other location
Kitchener, CA (HQ)
27 Gaukel Street
Toronto, CA
113 Ossington Ave
New York, NY, US
178 Court Street, Brooklyn
San Francisco, CA, US
San Francisco
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North Financials and Metrics

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$199.6 m


In total, North had raised $199.6 m. North is a subsidiary of Google

North Revenue

North's revenue was reported to be $4.5 m in FY, 2013
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North Operating Metrics

Mar, 2013


20 k
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North Online and Social Media Presence

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Focals 2.0 - Arriving in 2020

Over the last year, we delivered the first version of the future of eyewear with the launch of Focals - available across North America in our Toronto and Brooklyn Showrooms, Pop-Ups and most recently online through our Focals Showroom App. Today, we‘re pushing to set new, more ambitious goals

Focals, Everywhere.

Introducing at home-sizing via the Focals Showroom app.By Stephen Lake, co-founder and CEO of NorthBack in October, when we launched Focals, we opened with two Flagship Showrooms — one in Toronto and in Brooklyn. Those Showrooms were a big investment for us, introducing smart glasses to the world in

The Journey to Stylish Smart Glasses

Introducing Focals by North.

North Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was North founded?

    North was founded in 2012.

  • Who are North key executives?

    North's key executives are Stephen Lake, Mike Galbraith and Aaron Grant.

  • How many employees does North have?

    North has 33 employees.

  • What is North revenue?

    Latest North annual revenue is $4.5 m.

  • What is North revenue per employee?

    Latest North revenue per employee is $136.4 k.

  • Who are North competitors?

    Competitors of North include Boltt Sports Technologies, Raycon and EyeLights.

  • Where is North headquarters?

    North headquarters is located at 27 Gaukel Street, Kitchener.

  • Where are North offices?

    North has offices in Kitchener, Toronto, Waterloo, New York and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does North have?

    North has 5 offices.