A Passionate start-up

OCTLIGHT is a spin-out company from the Technical University of Denmark founded in 2014 by a team of engineers and entrepreneurs with a drive to bring innovative technology to help medical doctors in treatment of major healthcare problems.

 

The company is based at Scion DTU Science and Technology Park in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

 

The company is using DTU Danchip National Center for Micro- and Nanofabrication which is a 1350 m2 class 10-100 ISO-9001 certified cleanroom facility with a III-V production line.

 

The company is steered by a Board of Director combining knowledge in company building, medtech investement and high-tech product industrialization.

Founders

Thor E. Ansbæk, CEO

Thor E. Ansbæk, CEO

Thor has more than 10 years’ experience in fabrication of semiconductor technology. He has driven the company to its present stage from his Ph.D. work. Thor is responsible for the overall management of the company.

Kresten Yvind, CTO

Kresten Yvind, CTO

Kresten is an expert in semiconductor lasers and fabrication technology. He has built a laser fabrication facility and has experience from the Danish telecom company GiGA, sold to Intel. Kresten is responsible for the scientific oversight of the company supporting our vision.

Brian Øland

Brian Øland

Brian has more than 10 years experience from 4 start-ups and was part of building a startup hub in Shanghai. He has been building up the business case and worked to spin-out the company from DTU.

Board of Directors

Bent B. Bischoff, Chairman

Bent B. Bischoff, Chairman

Bent has a background in equity financing in London and Denmark. Bent is an active investor in several start-up companies.

Anne Sophie V. Hansen, Board Member

Anne Sophie V. Hansen, Board Member

Anne Sophie is investment director at the innovation incubator SDI with executive management experience of startups.

Jacob L. Philipsen, Board Member

Jacob L. Philipsen, Board Member

Jacob has more than 10 years of executive management experience from high-tech companies within optics, sensors and electronics.

Jakob Skov, Board Member

Jakob Skov, Board Member

Jakob has more than 20 years of executive business development experience as well as management experience from high-tech companies, the major part of his career working with photonics.

Advisory Board

Jes Broeng

Jes Broeng is a serial entrepreneur, and a professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Jes Broeng holds 17 patents and is co-founder of Crystal Fibre (now NKT Photonics), Norlase, Bifrost Communications, and Aqubiq. He is a mentor to several Danish start-ups and an angel investor.

Lars Michael Larsen

Michael Larsen is Professor at Region Hovedstaden where he heads the research activities within retinal diseases. He has more than 10 years of experience in the testing of new optical technologies for diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

Join us

 Investment

Contact us if you are interested in more information about the opportunity to invest in an ambitious company aiming to help solve major growing healthcare problems affecting one of our most precious sensing organs – the eye. We need your help to execute our vision.

 Work with us

Send us your CV if you want to join a startup on an exciting journey to develop tomorrows technology for medical imaging. We are always looking for people with drive and curiosity that are motivated to improve medical treatment options. Student project, internships, consultants – we are open to all serious enquiries.

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