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Join our online Pitching Day on the 28th of February and present your company / solution to a photonic-focused Investor.

Who are we looking for?

  • Research teams and early stage startups (looking for first funding or that have raised less than 500.000 EUR from investors) that develop groundbreaking products and solutions using photonics technology.
  • Teams that understand what problems they address, why they need to be solved and what value it will bring.

Why apply?

  • Pitch in front of leading photonics hardware VC investment team
  • Get instant feedback
  • Get on track to raise investment round – up to 1 500 000 EUR
  • Get access to industry experts who can elevate your project
  • Expand your network

How to apply?


APPLICATIONS (3-21.02.2023)

Please submit your presentation through the following email: with the title “Open Hours February – VIGO Ventures” by the 21st of February. 
For your convenience we share our Pitch Deck template with a suggested agenda and guiding questions – you may use but it’s not a requirement.
Feel free to download it here: ‘Pitch Deck Template


QUALIFICATION (21-22.02.2023)

Our investment team will review the submissions by the end of 22nd of February, select and invite startups that will present during our open hours at the end of February.


PITCHING (28.02.2023)

The time slots for the pitching – between 10:00 and 15:00 (CET). We will provide a dedicated link to book a suitable time slot, in the invitation email.
The presentation 1:1, 20 min +10 min Q&A
We look forward to reviewing your applications and potentially working with you in the future.

About us


  • Standard ticket (€) – up to € 500 k
  • Max. total amount of investment (€) – up to € 1,5mln
  • Preferred Investment stage – pre-seed, seed, TRL 4/5
  • Equity stake- ~10-20%
  • Geographic – Europe
  • Preferred sector –  Photonics (Hardware or Hardware+Software), B2B

VIGO Ventures

We are an early-stage private investor for photonic companies that brings hands-on business approach and possible follow-on investment up to €10mln.
Our ecosystem consist of financial and technology partners.
We create growth opportunities for existing market segments and with our focus, create new ones. 
We are drawn to teams determined to scale globally.

VIGO Ventures presentation

Pitch Deck template

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