WaveOptics Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2012

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 125


  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $510M

WaveOptics General Information


Developer of a patented technology based on waveguides for projected display applications designed to offer a safe, quick and enriched world. The company claims that it's device's optical design harnesses waveguide hologram physics and photonic crystals rather than conventional augmented reality projection and with the help of the thin transparent substrate sheets of glass or plastic contain nanostructures that use optical physics to manipulate the behavior of light to form patterns on a display driven by mini projectors, providing users with a large field of view through thin lenses without any need for the bulky engines or drivers.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Electronics (B2C)
Other Industries
Application Software
Other Hardware
Parent Company
Corporate Office
  • 141 Park Drive, Milton Park
  • Abingdon
  • Oxford OX14 4SR
  • England, United Kingdom
+44 01235 000000

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WaveOptics Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
7. Merger/Acquisition 21-May-2021 $510M 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Later Stage VC 19-Aug-2020 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC (Series C) 01-Sep-2019 000.00 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Early Stage VC (Series B) 18-Feb-2016 000.00 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC (Series A) 18-Feb-2016 $546K $546K 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Grant 01-Feb-2015 $7.57K Completed
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WaveOptics Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series C2 00,000 00.000000 00.0 00.0 00 00.0 0.000
Series C 0,000,000 00.000000 00.0 00.0 00 00.0 00.000
Series B 2,352,941 $0.000122 $2.07 $2.07 1x $2.07 17.65%
Series A 563,584 $0.000122 $0.82 $0.82 1x $0.82 4.23%
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WaveOptics Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
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WaveOptics Competitors (9)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
LetinAR Venture Capital-Backed Anyang, South Korea 00 000.00 0000000000 0 000.00
DigiLens Venture Capital-Backed Sunnyvale, CA 00 00000 000000 - 000 00000
Rokid Technology Venture Capital-Backed Hangzhou, China 000 00000 00000000000 00000
XReal Technology Venture Capital-Backed Beijing, China 000 00000 0000000000 0 00000
Campfire (Computers, Parts and Peripherals) Venture Capital-Backed San Mateo, CA 00 000 000000000 000
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WaveOptics Executive Team (13)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Richard Smith Chief Operating Officer
Phil Greenhalgh Ph.D Chief Technical Officer
Salim Valera Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer
David Grey Co-Founder
Martin Harriman Chairman
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WaveOptics Board Members (6)

Name Representing Role Since
Hongquan Jiang Bosch Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Martin Harriman Self Chairman 000 0000
Simon King Ph.D Octopus Ventures Board Member 000 0000
Sun-Joung You Bosch Ventures Board Observer 000 0000
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WaveOptics Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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WaveOptics Former Investors (16)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Ambarish Mitra Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Blippar VC-Backed Company Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Bosch Ventures Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Gobi Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
GoerTek Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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WaveOptics Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Blippar 01-Mar-2017 00000 0000 00000 Multimedia and Design Software
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WaveOptics Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Blippar 01-Mar-2017 00000 00000 00 00000 Completed
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WaveOptics FAQs

  • When was WaveOptics founded?

    WaveOptics was founded in 2012.

  • Who is the founder of WaveOptics?

    Salim Valera, David Grey, and Sumanta Talukdar Ph.D are the founders of WaveOptics.

  • Where is WaveOptics headquartered?

    WaveOptics is headquartered in Oxford, United Kingdom.

  • What is the size of WaveOptics?

    WaveOptics has 125 total employees.

  • What industry is WaveOptics in?

    WaveOptics’s primary industry is Electronics (B2C).

  • Is WaveOptics a private or public company?

    WaveOptics is a Private company.

  • What is the current valuation of WaveOptics?

    The current valuation of WaveOptics is 00000.

  • What is WaveOptics’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for WaveOptics is 000000.

  • How much funding has WaveOptics raised over time?

    WaveOptics has raised $65.2M.

  • Who are WaveOptics’s investors?

    Ambarish Mitra, Blippar, Bosch Ventures, Gobi Partners, and GoerTek are 5 of 16 investors who have invested in WaveOptics.

  • Who are WaveOptics’s competitors?

    LetinAR, DigiLens, Rokid Technology, XReal Technology, and Campfire (Computers, Parts and Peripherals) are some of the 9 competitors of WaveOptics.

  • When was WaveOptics acquired?

    WaveOptics was acquired on 21-May-2021.

  • Who acquired WaveOptics?

    WaveOptics was acquired by Snap.

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