About Us

Founded in 2012, Beastgrip, CO. is an innovative mobile photography company based out of Chicago, Illinois.

Our products are designed to expand the possibilities of your smartphone camera in a way that is fun and easy-to-use. Whether you want a simple solution to mount your smartphone, an exciting new lens, or a full-featured camera rig, Beastgrip will help you take your phoneography to the next level.

In 2012, founder and CEO Vadym Chalenko set out on a journey to create the world’s best universal lens adapter and camera rig for all mobile phones. After an entire year of engineering and testing, he launched a Kickstarter campaign for the original 3D-printed Beastgrip. In less than 9 days the campaign was funded and Beastgrip, CO. was born.

 After carefully evaluating user feedback, he led a team to create a more durable platform with added functionality, while maintaining the natural and easy-to-use design. After more than a year of fine-tuning, it was finally ready for production. In 2015, he launched another Kickstarter campaign for the Beastgrip Pro, which funded within 24 hours and exceeded the goal by over 300%.

Since then, Beastgrip has continued to elevate mobile photography/videography with new adapters and lenses. The Beastgrip Pro is proudly designed and completely assembled by hand at our local office in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor of Chicago, Illinois.