JOBY Donates to Second Harvest Japan to support Japanese Relief Efforts

San Francisco, CA – JOBY is proud to support the relief efforts currently underway in Japan following the tsunami and earthquake. Japan has a special significance for the JOBY community and JOBY considers itself lucky to have achieved as much success in Japan as it has thus far. We fully support our partners and our one JOBY employee in Japan – our largest international market by sales. For years, we have been inspired by the knowledgeable, passionate and, adventure-seeking photography and outdoor enthusiasts of Japan and this has only increased after seeing their resilient response to recent events. Fortunately, our partners, family members and employees have been spared any direct effects. Not everyone has been as fortunate; in an effort to help support Japan as they rebuild their future, JOBY is contributing 1,000 GorillaTorches and $5,000 to Second Harvest Japan, the country’s first food bank which has been providing aid to the worst hit areas of Japan.

The GorillaTorches and contribution will help support the disaster relief efforts of Second Harvest Japan to deliver food and other much needed items to the affected areas of Japan following the earthquake and tsunami. Second Harvest Japan’s mission is to provide food that would otherwise go to waste, orphanages, the elderly, emergency shelters, single mothers, the homeless, migrant workers, and many others. For more information, or to donate to Second Harvest Japan, visit

JOBY creates well-designed, revolutionary products that inspire the creative and active lifestyle. Ranked in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US, JOBY is continuously innovating. The young, high-growth company revolutionized the camera accessories market in early 2006 with its GorillaPod line of flexible tripods and continues to redefine the consumer electronics market with its GorillaMobile and GorillaTorch product lines. Founded in 2005, JOBY is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Santa Cruz, CA; Geneva, Switzerland; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Shenzhen, China. For more information please visit

Eileen Weinstein
1000 Sansome St. #150
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 323-5751