Funding Received
$7.5 Million in 4 Rounds from 3 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$4 Million Venture on January 31, 2011
New York, NY
Bug Labs is a hardware platform enabling tinkerers and engineers to create their own digital devices.
Peter Semmelhack
Gadget, Open Source, Hardware, Hardware + Software

Company Details


Bug Labs is creating a Lego-like hardware platform that tinkerers and engineers can use to create their own digital devices. Users start with the BUGbase and add Bugmodules to create a several in one gadget. The BUGbase is a general-purpose Linux computer about the size of a PlayStation Portable, encased in white plastic. This has four connectors that plug right into the motherboard. The modules include an LCD screen, a digital camera, a GPS unit, a motion sensor, a keyboard, an EVDO modem, and a 3G GSM modem. There are also places to add USB, Ethernet, WiFi, and serial ports. Bug Labs is planning on making 80 modules over time, and hopes outside companies and developers will create their own.

Current Team (2)


Past Team (16)

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    Maurizio Arienzo

    VP of Business Development, Marketing and Product Strategy
    Jan, 2009 - Sep, 2011
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    Brian Ballantine

    Senior Software Engineer
    Jul, 2006 - May, 2010
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    Kevin Cahill

    Vice President of Marketing and Product Management
    Jan, 2008 - Dec, 2009
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    Melinda Caric

    Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
    Jun, 2007 - Jan, 2010
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    Matthew Cholerton

    HR / Minister of Culture
    Jul 23, 2007 - Jan, 2012
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    Brian Cruskie

    Quality Assurance Manager
    Mar, 2009 - Aug, 2010
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    Brian Cruskie

    Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
    2007 - Jan, 2009
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    Ken Gilmer

    Head of Software Development
    May, 2006 - Dec, 2011

Funding Rounds (4) - $4M


Board Members and Advisors (2)


Products (1)


Investors (3)

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    Spark Capital

    Spark Capital is a bi-coastal boutique venture firm. They partner with bold entrepreneurs...
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    Union Square Ventures

    USV invests in large networks of engaged users, differentiated through user experience, and...
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    Court Square Ventures

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Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    598 Broadway

    4th Floor

    New York, NY 10012


Images (1)

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