Deako | About

About us

How it all started


Like most great inventions, Deako was founded out of a simple need: for connected lighting to function well, look terrific and not cost a fortune.

After researching and living with partial solutions, we realized people really needed an easily upgradable lighting system and wanted the flexibility to control the switches with or without their mobile device.
The team set about making the idea into a tangible reality and Deako has been lighting up homes ever since.

A Bloomberg 2017 top 50 Global Start-Up and Y-Combinator Alumni, Deako is a Seattle Tech company that set out to create beautiful, personal, smart lighting systems that people can afford.

Derek Richardson - CEO

18 years of experience. Founded new startup inside Cypress Semiconductor with $49M in revenue in less than 2 years.

Wes Nicol - COO

18 years of experience. VP of Sales for $3B Business at Blackberry.