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13 photonics startups to watch, according to investors

15 November 2023

Investors highlight the sector’s future shining stars

The amount of data that both companies and scientists need is growing and becoming more complicated, meaning the processing capabilities of the computers and machinery involved have to keep up.

Photonics startups are aiming to solve this problem using products that use light or light particles — photons, rather than electrons — to transmit, detect and work with more data in a way that is faster and more energy efficient.

These startups often combine multiple threads of existing photonics technology into a single chip, reducing its size and making it cheaper for manufacturers and data centres to purchase in bulk.

But which companies are set become the frontrunners in the space?

Investors from Par Equity, Runa Capital and Amadeus Capital Partners tell us the startups on their watchlists…

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