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Consumer hardware, software, and services

201-500 employees
  • B2B
  • Manufacturing
  • Design
  • Internet of Things
  • Consumer Goods
San Francisco, CA 94103, US

Company mission

To build innovative technology that feels familiar, natural, and human.

Led by a woman
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56% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

Technological innovation is growing exponentially, but products resulting from this often feel unnatural and inhuman. Whilst young people are often enthusiastic about such changes, older audiences can be left feeling alienated and confused. Humane designs futuristic hardware and software services that are geared toward feeling natural to the human experience, aiming to innovate on current technology whilst keeping things familiar and, well, humane.

The company is led by ex-Apple technology executives and is currently secretive about the products it is working on. However, Humane has stated that its current product focus lies in a next-generation handheld smart device, and it has filed patents for a wearable multimedia device with a laser projection system, and a fertility and hormonal cycle tracker.

Despite not yet officially announcing or releasing a product, Humane has won the support of financial backers, raising a large amount of capital and has made partnerships with major players Microsoft and OpenAI. The company is hiring extensively in all areas of software and hardware engineering, and to build towards an official product launch in the future.


  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working
  • Dental insurance
  • Optical insurance
  • Equity ownership
  • 401K plan
  • Commuter benefits
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance

Company values

  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Joy

Funding (last 2 of 3 rounds)

Mar 2023



Sep 2021




Total funding

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Studied physics and worked in astrophysics research before becoming Director of Software Engineering at Apple. She then co-founded Humane to build a different kind of technology company.

Imran Chaudhri

(Chairman & President)

Created some of the most beloved consumer products as the Director of Design at Apple. After 21 years and thousands of patents, he then co-founded Humane to build the future of computing.

People progressing

Jambu is a seasoned hardware engineer specializing in bringing cutting-edge wireless technologies to a wide range of consumer devices.

Jackie has an extensive background in hardware-focused program management.

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