Hi, we’re Beams 👋.

“Though we have come a long way, we haven't quite worked everything out. So there is plenty left for you to do.”

— Oliver Jeffers

We are people excited about the world.

We are all storytellers. Let’s help each other have a good time through the stories of places.

Beams started because we are here for a good time, and know we can help each other by sharing our personal stories of places.

We are a small international team who love to dream and share stories. We built Beams as a new way to create, save and share stories of places between friends. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and care about our planet and the people in it for who they are.

How to tell a new kind of story:

Create lists

A list on Beams is the bigger picture. It’s made up of individual, connected stories of places. Whenever you feel there are stories to tell, create a list.

Tell your stories

Now it’s time to tell your story. Each small detail can help others on Beams.

This is our first version of the product, and with your help over time it will get better. If you’d like to try out Beams, please download the app and do get in touch if you hit any snags or have any immediate feedback. We want to hear from you!

Our values

We aim to be a safe and happy space for inspiration, self-realization and dreamy memories.

We are all storytellers

A storyteller is someone who tells stories, and that means that anyone can be a storyteller. We want to celebrate stories from across the universe, and the people that tell them too. We believe that when people tell their stories, the world becomes a better, more connected place.

We celebrate life

When we connect through places we feel awesome, with our best pals or new connections, we feel on top of the world. We want to instil our communications with our optimism, energy, awe and thirst for life and all its people and experiences. We know when to celebrate success, and we celebrate it together. We celebrate both individual achievements as well as the success of the team. We want to be here, and if that feeling would change, we do not hesitate to speak about it with the people that are responsible for us. We know we have one life, and we care about our well being. Let’s have the best time in our lives.

We’re our community champions and biggest fans

We are the biggest fans of people we work with and the people who use our product. We want to know everything about what you’re into. We’ll listen to your concerns, want to hear your ideas, and ultimately we do what we know is best for the community at large. We care for each others’ wellbeing and the success of each individual and the team. Our passion for the people who are our people should underpin all our communications.

We’re open, honest & inclusive

Internally we value being open, honest, and your real self with colleagues, just as we would like to see on our platform. This translates to all external communications. Our community should feel free, valued and heard. We want to make spaces which allow for freedom of self, diversity and feel inclusive, in a way which is not polished, curated, exoticised, tokenised or fetishised. We want our editorial spaces to be safe spaces, for everyone. We cover a wide range of experiences, backgrounds and ideas which represent and reflect our global community. They are also open spaces where opinions can be shared and respected.

We care and feel a sense of responsibility for the world and our environment

We encourage our community to look, notice, to explore and to listen. You don’t need to buy a plane ticket to get excited about the world. We see it as one location full of beautiful experiences to inspire creativity. We feel a deep sense of responsibility towards our planet, and to limit damaging impact on our built and natural environments. We want to experience places responsibly and consciously, and encourage everyone in our team and community to do so.