About Us


Bad Elf GNSS receivers deliver affordable accuracy through easy-to-use hardware supported by continuously evolving firmware, apps, and cloud services. Founded in 2010, Bad Elf created the first Made for iOS external GPS accessory and now enables high performance location services for all mobile platforms.

Bad Elf embraced the gentle nudging of our customers toward the GIS market. This brought us right back to our roots in trying to learn everything we can about this market and bring our history of integrated hardware and software engineering to create happy customers. Many people think companies go into business to create products and services, but at Bad Elf we strive to create loyal customers - the products and services exist only as a means to that end.

Our founders worked together for years in a big three letter corporation engaging closely with customers to solve hard problems. As engineers, they live to challenge themselves and learn new things about how things work in the world around them. Since the origination of Bad Elf over a dinner conversation in Stuttgart, Germany in the fall of 2009, the founders have added to the team by finding people to help them improve and expand the business by adding their unique talents, skills, and passions in these pursuits.

Interested in a career at Bad Elf?

Please check out our careers page.

Need to contact us?

If you need technical support or if you need to contact us for any other reason, please start on our Support page. Many of the most common issues can be solved in the Troubleshooting and FAQ sections.

For wholesale orders, please Contact our sales department.