Lifelapse is based in Amsterdam and founded by Tom Klaver, Glenn Wolters and Jeroen Bos.

The company started in December, 2010 as "The Lifelapse Experiment", with nothing more than a name, a concept and a website. It caught the attention of websites such as LAUNCH, Engadget, and AllThingsD, which led more than 1.500 people to subscribe to the beta and newsletter without having seen any screenshots, designs or plans.