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Incandesce, LLC

INCANDESCE is igniting hope one candle at a time. Each candle purchased provides a solar lantern to an individual without electricity.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location Malibu, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

BUY ONE CANDLE = GIVE ONE SOLAR LANTERN. 1.6 Billion people do not have access to a public electricity grid and instead rely on harmful kerosene lanterns that kill nearly 2 million people every year, while also consuming 1/3 of a family’s income. INCANDESCE™ Candles are uniquely crafted and hand poured in the USA using clean burning 100% soy wax and sold online and through select retail locations to cause brand minded customers.


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    Lane Hoffbeck
    Co-Founder / President

    Lane graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN, with a B.A. in Business Finance. Lane has lived in Ecuador and Spain, and is proficient in Spanish. Incandesce was born out of Lane's desire to start a company that would make a difference in people's lives. Lane leads Incandesce and spurs creative forward thinking, constantly looking for new ways to innovate and bring clean energy to people around the world.

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    Zachary Gatheridge
    Co-Founder / VP

    Zach has a love for traveling and discovering new places with his wife, whom he married in 2011. Zach has spent the last 6 years in the retail industry working for established brands in the marketplace. He has experience consulting for retailers in El Salvador, Sweden, and the US. His passion for serving people and mission based work has inspired him to help construct Incandesce and to work to meaningfully impact the lives of people.

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    Somya von Eames
    Creative Brand Director

    Somya has been a long time artist and photographer, receiving her BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon. She began her career as a product designer during the dot-com boom, in the heart of Silicon Valley, working for several top notch design firms and think tanks. Over the years she has become an award winning designer with extensive experience in all visual elements of marketing and advertising.


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    Aaron Shechet