Photonics, also considered engineered optics, continues to attract more and more capital. While labor and expertise are scarce for photonics startups today, the increased attention from capital allocators will likely drive more expertise into the area and accelerate technology advancement. Early stage venture investors are also attracting more technical expertise to effectively assess the technology and underwrite potential risk.
Applied venture, the venture arm of Applied Materials, is one of the lead investors in the space. Check out the first article for more!