Established in 2006, Phasefocus is bringing to market a range of products and services based on its proprietary Phasefocus Virtual Lens®– a disruptive technology that is revolutionising the performance of imaging instrumentation and bringing new user value to a wide range of analytical applications from stain-free cell imaging and quantitative electron phase microscopy to ophthalmic lens metrology and beyond.
By eliminating the need for conventional focussing devices, the Virtual Lens enables new applications and novel analytical capabilities in markets as diverse as life sciences and semiconductor process control, and in multiple wavelength regimes – visible light, X-ray, electron, and more.
The Phasefocus Virtual Lens enables the observation and analysis of materials, processes and products in new ways and with unprecedented clarity and accuracy.

Sheffield, GB
Size (employees)
20 (est)+12%
Phase Focus was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Sheffield, GB
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Key People/Management at Phase Focus

Dr. Paul Atherton

Dr. Paul Atherton

Dr. Martin Humphry

Dr. Martin Humphry

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dr. Ian Pykett

Dr. Ian Pykett

Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Charles Holroyd

Mr. Charles Holroyd

Non-Executive Director
Mr. David Baynes

Mr. David Baynes

Non-Executive Director
Dr. Duncan White

Dr. Duncan White

Non-Executive Director

Phase Focus Office Locations

Phase Focus has an office in Sheffield
Sheffield, GB (HQ)
Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus
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Phase Focus Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$6.8 m

Latest funding size

$5 m

Time since last funding

6 years ago


Phase Focus's latest funding round in July 2012 was reported to be $5 m. In total, Phase Focus has raised $6.8 m
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Phase Focus Financials

Phase Focus's revenue was reported to be £195 k in FY, 2013

Revenue (FY, 2013)

195 k

Gross profit (FY, 2013)

142 k

Gross profit margin (FY, 2013), %


Net income (FY, 2013)

(917.3 k)

EBITDA (FY, 2013)

(901.5 k)

EBIT (FY, 2013)

(958.4 k)

Cash (31-Jul-2017)

2 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013


(418.8 k)81 k142.5 k195 k

Cost of goods sold

27.5 k39.2 k53 k

Gross profit

53.5 k103.3 k142 k

Gross profit Margin, %

GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


50 k68.2 k284 k134.9 k41.3 k2.9 m1.9 m531.2 k1.4 m1.7 m2 m

Accounts Receivable

30.5 k34.9 k128.5 k78.2 k134.6 k143.3 k


22.1 k27.4 k2.2 k5.3 k7.7 k93.3 k

Current Assets

51.7 k113.3 k288.7 k174.3 k793.2 k3 m2 m659.7 k1.5 m1.9 m2.3 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013

Net Income

(278.7 k)(236.2 k)(420.9 k)(482.7 k)(455 k)(674.9 k)(917.3 k)
GBPY, 2017

Financial Leverage

1.2 x
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Phase Focus Online and Social Media Presence

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