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OCTLIGHT was established in 2014 based on spin-out of VCSEL technology from the Technical University of Denmark. The company was founded 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 DTU Science Park in Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark where it has access to world class facilities keeping close ties to The Technical University of 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.
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.
Thor has more than 10 years of 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.
Brian has more than 10 years of 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
Finn has decades of extensive management experience as group CEO and majority owner from building Informationsteknik Scandinavia and DIS A/S into a worldwide leading conferencing audio provider until it was acquired by Shure in 2011. Finn is investor and holds board positions in several companies.
Kirsten Winther is investment director at the innovation incubator SDI with executive management experience of startups.
Jacob has more than 10 years of executive management experience from high-tech companies within optics, sensors and electronics.
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.
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.
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.
Greg Fava has over 28 years of medical device experience with 24 years specializing in the ophthalmic market at companies such as Topcon, IRIDEX and Optimedica. He is currently Vice President/General Manager of Medical at Norlase.
Contact us or join our investor mailing list 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.