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Pitching Day is back in 2024! 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 (25-29.03.2024)

Please submit your presentation through the following email: with the title “Pitching day April – VIGO Ventures” by 29.03.2024. 
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 (4-6.04.2024)

Our investment team will review the submissions by the 6th of April, select and invite startups that will present during our Pitching day on the 8th of April.


PITCHING (8.04.2024)

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 – ca 10%
  • Geographic – Europe, USA, Canada
  • 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 from our investment group.
  • 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

Confidentiality disclaimer:

By submitting pitch decks and other materials to VIGO Ventures, you acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. The information contained in the pitch decks and any other materials submitted to VIGO Ventures is provided willingly.

  2. You acknowledge and agree that VIGO Ventures cannot take responsibility for the confidentiality of the materials you share, and that VIGO Ventures will not be liable for any damages resulting from the disclosure of any confidential information contained in the pitch decks or any other materials submitted to VIGO Ventures.

  3. You agree that any information contained in the pitch decks or any other materials submitted to VIGO Ventures will be used solely for the purpose of evaluating the potential for investment and will not be used for any other purpose.

  4. You acknowledge and agree that materials you share do not create any obligation on the part of VIGO Ventures to enter into any business relationship or to make any investment in you or your business.

  5. By submitting the pitch deck and any other materials to VIGO Ventures, you hereby acknowledge and agree with the terms and conditions in this “Confidentiality disclaimer”

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