Welcome to LAAVA, a one-stop shop for all things tech, smart gadgets and the latest accessories.

Now that we have the description of what we do out of the way, here’s a brief story into why we do what we do.

Laava was started by me, Vijay Karumanchi, a serial entrepreneur who’s owned restaurants and grown eCommerce websites in the recent past. Having worked with companies like Groupon and Living Social in the U.S., Canada and the UK, I felt I had lost that personal touch with my customers and wanted to get back to serving my customers directly. This has allowed me to give a more personalized service and offer even better prices, by getting the products straight from the manufacturers and by cutting down on unnecessary costs.

Though quality products at a good price are important to me, one of the core values I teach my daughters is the commitment to help others. (A little tidbit, the name Laava is a portmanteau of their names LAAsya and eVA.) Early on I decided this was not only about building a business but also about giving back; so I have partnered with an amazing group of special needs individuals. These fantastic people take pride in helping package and ship products from our Chicago warehouse.  By providing them with this opportunity I am able to help them reach their full potential.  Giving back doesn’t stop there; We also donate a portion of the earnings towards education for poor children in remote areas of India. For each $480 donated we are able to give 1 child another year in school.

When you buy our products, not only do I want you to feel confident about the quality and pricing of the items but I also want you to feel good knowing that your purchase is helping make someone else’s life better.

Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you find what you’re looking for, at the prices you deserve.

Vijay Karumanchi

-Founder and CEO