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About us

At UrbanHello, we believe day-to-day objects must have a single purpose, and any purpose can be improved by essential ergonomics and a meaningful design.

The phone at home is one of those objects that were a central part of each household in the past. When the phone was corded, it was a gathering place for everyone in the family. Everyone used it to call anyone outside. This place of communication was shared by the whole family.

When mobile phones appeared, the use of the phone became personal. Each member of the household got his own smartphone, with his personal phonebook, services and applications.

That's why we thought we needed to re-invent the phone at home around its central function of communication: The Home Phone was born.

And that's just the beginning of the story because at UrbanHello, we have a lot more ideas in mind!

About the founders

Hervé Artus, after training as an engineer at l’Institut d’Optique Graduate School, has acquired over 10 years' experience in the home telephony market and connected objects as a Development Engineer and Product Manager for SAGEM, Inventel and Technicolor, three major players in internet access and DECT telephony.

Catherine Seys, engineer from Mines de Paris, has more than 10 years' experience as a Strategy Consultant.