Vapium was founded by two Canadians who were working on robotic toys in Hong Kong. Lisa Harun and Michael Trzecieski, Vapium's founders, have specializations in marketing and international aid (Lisa) and product engineering and robotics (Michael). With their diverse backgrounds, they were able to start their Canadian vaping company and released their first vaporizer in 2014.

The Vapium co-founders focused on creating a brand that was built for explorers and wanderers. Growing up in Canada, they were exposed to medical marijuana since the 1990s, having grown up knowing adults who smoked marijuana to help with varying conditions. After thorough research and product development, Vapium was created as a fusion of cutting-edge technology and ruggedness to help elevate off-the-grid baking to a new level.