Particle is a fully-integrated IoT platform that offers everything you need to deploy an IoT product.

Particle makes tools for engineers and designers to create amazing new experiences through internet-connected hardware. We offer a suite of hardware and software tools to help you prototype, scale, and manage your Internet of Things products.

Particle was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Particle is the only end-to-end IoT platform that combines software, hardware, and connectivity as an integrated solution that ensures their customers' IoT products are reliable, scalable, and secure. 

Particle works with leading companies across a variety of industries, including customers like Jacuzzi, Continental Tires, Watsco, Shifted Energy, Anderson EV, and Opti. 


Particle's tools are now used by 70,000 engineers in more than 170 countries and are being used by many Fortune 500 companies to develop and manage fleets of new IoT products. Their portfolio of products the Particle Cloud, a cellular IoT SIM card and data plan, and cloud-connected microcontrollers like the Electron and Photon.


Particle is backed by top-tier investors including Qualcomm Ventures, Spark Capital, and Oreilly AlphaTech Ventures among others. The company raised $40M from a "Series C" financing on Oct 30, 2019. This new round brings Particle's total funding to $81.3M to date. The company has also acquired RedBear in Mar 27, 2018.


Particle was listed as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2015 and named as a major player to watch in the IoT Landscape in IDC Marketscape’s 2018 Vendor Assessment. Particle’s customers include NASA, SpaceX, consumer hot tub manufacturer Jacuzzi and coffee-brewing pioneer Keurig.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $81.3M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)- Particle has also acquired RedBear on Mar 27, 2018.
  • Yearly Revenue: $5M-$10M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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