Our vision is to make affordable mobile communications available to every human on earth.
LotusFlare was founded in 2014 by former executives from Facebook.
We are a passionate team of ex-Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Ericsson engineering and product leaders with proven experience in building large-scale software products and scaling infrastructure to millions of users.
To build a new infrastructure stack for enterprises
using modern software and services.
Bringing Our Mission to Life
Our team consists of talented engineers and digital product leaders with proven experience in building software and scaling infrastructure at companies like Facebook, Twitter and Apple.
An award-winning product portfolio designed to help clients leapfrog ahead of the status quo. A Converged Charging System, Unified Product Catalog, Reward/Referrals and eSIM Cloud built from the ground up. Our full-stack capabilities include: UX/UI design, mobile apps, web, server, database, middleware, APIs, cloud infrastructure and an OTT growth playbook.
We bring the software development capability, the internet mindset and proven digital experience to create winning digital experiences.
Our headquarters and technology development center are in Silicon Valley, and we have operations across Asia, Canada, Europe and Latin America.
We are backed by marquee investors who share our vision for how Enterprise and Telecom Operators need to adapt to the digital age.
WE ARE BACKED BY
Sam was previously a member of the Growth team at Facebook and responsible for growing the user base both in developed and developing markets. Before Facebook, he was COO at Telesign Corp, where he led international expansion. Sam earned his MBA from Harvard Business School with distinction and has multiple engineering degrees.
Terry was Principal Product Manager at Facebook for five years and led multiple important product initiatives. He also spent eight years at Microsoft in various engineering and product leadership roles. Terry earned his graduate degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and his undergraduate degree form the University of Waterloo.
Prior to LotusFlare, Shao was on the engineering team in the Games Platform group at Facebook and helped drive the growth of gaming on the platform. Before Facebook, Shao spent ten years at Microsoft working in the Xbox product group. Shao earned his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Chamath Palihapitiya is the Founder and Managing Partner at SocialCapital, a Palo Alto-based venture capital fund which invests in breakthrough companies in healthcare, education, financial services, mobile and enterprise software. Preceding his focus as an investor, Chamath was the first VP of Growth at Facebook.
Niek Jan has over 20 years experience in telecommunications. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Telstra and until recently was a member of the Deutsche Telekom Board of Management, where he was responsible for fixed line and mobile communications in Germany. Niek Jan has held leadership positions with other leading firms including Ben Nederland, later T-Mobile Netherlands, a challenger mobile brand, where he was the Chairman of the Managing Board.
Between 2013 and 2017, Roy Chestnutt was Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications, the largest carrier in the US. He also served as Chairman of the Chief Strategy Officer Group of the GSMA, and held executive roles at Motorola Networks, Sprint-Nextel, Grande Communications and Rio Holdings. Roy is a board member of Telstra and Saudi Telecommunications Company.