Shedding light on the future

by investing in photonics

One of our strategic partners is VIGO System - a joint stock company and a world-leading manufacturer of uncooled infrared photon detectors. VIGO System supplies unique products, manufactured with the use of internally developed technology and the aid of its 150+ team.

Our second strategic partner is Warsaw Equity Group a privately held investment company with over 20 years track record of successfully supporting business ventures and an entrepreneurial DNA, they also can be a possible next round investor.

We are a part of an almost $ 700bn photonics market with a global technology leader and an experienced private equity investment group backing us up

VIGO Ventures is an investment group supporting cutting edge R&D photonic teams and companies in technology development and commercialization. Our focus is on photonics and hardware. We invest our time and money in teams that know how to proceed from the problem to the solution driven approach, having the product market fit in mind at all times.

Below are the areas that are making a difference on the ground and in space.

Laser systems

Technology enablers; complete products using lasers or laser sources and solutions significantly improving laser parameters. READ MORE

Scanning, sensing imaging

Technology enablers; complete products and solutions or products/services READ MORE


Solutions using or that could benefit from precise IR technology, preferably mid-wave infrared (MWIR) or long-wave infrared (LWIR). READ MORE


Focus on III and V group or based on pure silicon; components for devices, solutions using the properties of certain semiconductors. READ MORE

Materials science

Technology enablers or complete products in a wide spectrum of applied physics and chemistry with identified customers. READ MORE

Quantum technologies

Technology enablers or complete products and solutions that can be used for a identified problem within a given sector. READ MORE

The Why

Because we have a strong technology focus and a partner proficient in applied science approach and a production facility with a long R&D history and proprietary technology. That allows us to find technology overlaps in various applications which eventually may lead to discovering ‘unfair’ competitive advantages.

As investors we have a hands on approach and work together with our portfolio companies aiding them in business development related challenges.

Las but not least we are drawn to dedicated people who are tackling large problems with their hardware based technology solutions.


◆ Industrial partners – PoC/pilot and product market fit enablers.

◆ Experts – technology maturity and feasibility verification.

◆  Supporting partners – lacking resources providers, door openers, accelerators and next round financing partners.

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Fluence is selling stable and robust all-fibre femtosecond lasers, that can be used for example in micromachining or medical device applications.

QustomDot is an advanced materials start-up that produces on-chip grade and RoHS complient quantum dots.

KSM Vision provides smart machine vision systems for industrial in-line quality control. The systems are based on a proprietary optics and software platform.

Undisclosed || ASIC design house (Analog & Digital). Own products developed. Their technology can also find applications in Photonic Integrated Circuits or Quantum Computing. Semiconductor IP cores’ licenses provider.


WS (2)

Wojciech Smoliński

Managing Partner - CEO


Marek Kotelnicki

Managing Partner - Board Member


VIGO Ventures

ul. Marszałkowska 126/134, 00-008 Warszawa
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REGON: 364031659

Shedding light on the future
by investing in photonics

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