Modu To Go Public In Order To Keep Making Tiny Phones

You may not be familiar with Modu, the Israeli mobile company that specializes in making very, very small phones. The latest model, which runs Android, is probably about as big as the screen on your phone. It’s an intriguing concept, but unfortunately it hasn’t taken off like they hoped, and $100 million in funding has evaporated over the last couple years.

So, they’re going to try to raise a few more bucks by becoming a publicly-owned company — hopefully enough that they can launch their latest line and perhaps make a dent in the market. I like the little things, but I’m not sure they’d sell here right now. We’re in a “bigger is better” phase, and minimalism has never really been the American way.