Our Global History

EFFECT Photonics’ history is rich with innovation, sharing and collaboration.

Series D funding

Led by Innovation Industries Strategic Partners Fund, backed by Dutch pension funds PMT and PME, along with co-investor Invest-NL Deep Tech Fund and participation from other existing investors.

Announced the Pico Integrated Tunable Laser (pITLA)

Secured additional funding led by Invest-NL and Innovation Industries, along with other existing investors

Co-Founder Boudewijn Docter leaves to take on a new challenge at HighTech XL

The Dutch office moves to High Tech Campus in Eindhoven

Opened office in Cleveland, USA

Roberto Marcoccia appointed CEO

Opened regional HQ in Maynard USA

Jabil co-development announced

Fabrinet partnership announced

Viasat DSP acquisition



Series C funding

Co-led by Smile Invest and Innovation Industries Fund, with existing investors incl. PhotonDelta, Matterwave, Brabant Development Agency (BOM), Invest-NL and individual investors

Listed in the Top50 European Innovation Commission (EIC) Scaling Up list

Series B funding

Extended & closed Series B funding with existing partners and new partner PhotonDelta

Expanded facility in UK and NL

Opened office in Taipei, Taiwan

Secured funding from PhotonDelta

Series B funding

Led by Innovation Industries and continued participation from Matterwave and, Innovatiefonds Brabant BV

Series A funding

With Matterwave (formerly btov Partners) and BOM

Opened facility in Brixham, UK

Larger offices on Strijp-S, Eindhoven

Strijp-S, Eindhoven

First off-campus office space on the Strijp-S in Eindhoven

James Regan appointed CEO