Deako Lighting

Deako is a smart lighting startup that makes both simple and smart plug-n-play switches that can be changed within seconds by anyone, without hiring an electrician.

Deako provides an easily upgradable lighting system which allows people to be able to control the switches with or without their mobile devices.

Deako Lighting was founded in 2015 by Derek Richardson. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Deako has invented the modular light switch, giving homeowners maximum flexibility to customize and upgrade their systems, at any time, in minutes and without turning off the power.

Deako has been named the #1 Smart Lighting Control System by TecHome Builder, Top 25 Innovative IoT Companies by Entrepreneur Magazine, Top 50 most promising Startups by Bloomberg Business News, and touted as "Changing the Way Builders Spec Light Switches," by Builder Magazine.


Deako is backed by Kinetic VC Fund, Tandem Capital and others. The company raised $12.5M in a Series B round on Mar 15, 2021. This brings Deako's total funding to $36.2M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $36.2M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Seattle
  • State: Washington
  • Country: United States
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