Blade was born in 2015 with an ambitious vision: create a computer free of hardware constraints. From desktops to smartphones, technology attempts to give users more and more power while making devices smaller, resulting in a limited lifespan. Facing this technological and ecological disaster, Blade's solution was to transfer all the processing power in data centers, and take advantage of high-speed internet to end obsolescence. That's how Shadow was born. After raising more than â‚¬60 million from private investors in 2 years, Blade officially launched Shadow in France in November 2017. In 2018, the international development started in the USA and Europe. In September, Blade had over 150 employees and two offices in Paris and Palo Alto (California).