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WaveOptics is a global provider of truly wearable see-through Augmented Reality (AR) displays. The Company delivers AR solutions that enhance productivity for Enterprise and bring stunningly beautiful experiences for Consumers. By leveraging our patent-protected solutions we have created an effective way to design and manufacture lightweight, full-colour and cost-effective smart glasses for Augmented Reality applications with a long battery life. WaveOptics’ team is comprised of seasoned professionals spanning a broad cross-section of industries, including consumer electronics, medical, gaming and defense. The team brings deep expertise in AR, Industrial design, games engines, rigorous wave modelling and systems engineering. The Company is now focussed on executing on their display and scalability advantage to position themselves as the enabler of mass adoption for wearable Augmented Reality. 

HQMilton, GB

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)96(+2%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

WaveOptics Office Locations

WaveOptics has offices in Milton and Battle
Milton, GB (HQ)
141 Park Dr
Battle, GB
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WaveOptics Financials and Metrics

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WaveOptics total Funding

$54.2 m

WaveOptics latest funding size

$13 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

WaveOptics investors

WaveOptics's latest funding round in September 2019 was reported to be $13 m. In total, WaveOptics has raised $54.2 m. WaveOptics's latest valuation is reported to be £1.1 m.
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FY, 2013

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WaveOptics News and Updates

WaveOptics closes $39 million investment to scale AR display technology

WaveOptics, which develops core optical components for augmented reality (AR) displays, has closed its series C round of funding at $37 million.

WaveOptics partners with Coretronic on new AR developer program

WaveOptics announced ahead of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show that it’s launching its AR Module Program, giving third-party developers access to its augmented reality waveguides technology. The program is rolling out first to WaveOptics’s clients, primarily original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)…

UK-based AR company WaveOptics attracts Series B funding

UK-based augmented reality company WaveOptics has secured 12 million pounds in Series B funding. The investors were Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations plc, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH and Gobi Ventures.

WaveOptics raises $15.5 million for augmented reality displays

London-based WaveOptics has raised $15.5 million in a second round of funding for its augmented reality display technology. The round was led by Gobi Ventures, Touchstone Innovations (with a $4 million contribution), Robert Bosch Venture Capital, and Octopus Investments. AR is expected to be a $83 b…

Oxfordshire-based AR firm WaveOptics closes £12m Series B

Augmented reality firm WaveOptics has closed a £12m Series B round from existing backers Octopus Ventures, Touchstone Innovations and Robert Bosh Venture Capital. The post Oxfordshire-based AR firm WaveOptics closes £12m Series B appeared first on Tech City News.

WaveOptics Blogs

Our next generation technology – your questions answered

Today we’ve launched another industry first at Photonics West; Katana – the industry’s thinnest and lightest waveguide.  This launch is not just an achievement for us as a company, it pushes the boundaries of what’s possible for augmented reality headsets, bringing mass market ambitions closer to re…

Global AR leaders team up to enable next-gen waveguides at Photonics West

Prominent Augmented Reality (AR) companies join forces to accelerate the journey to consumer-grade AR wearable devices. SCHOTT, Inkron, EV Group (EVG), and WaveOptics present the world’s first waveguides made on glass substrate with a refractive index of 1.9 and a matching nano-structured polymer – …

ElectroOptics article featuring Phil Greenhalgh, CTO WaveOptics

London, November 2019.  Our CTO Phil Greenhalgh spoke to Andy Extance from ElectroOptics.  To discover how waveguides and holograms may replace our smartphones, read the full article here:  

WaveOptics secures funding to scale business to meeting growing AR demand

London, 10th September 2019.  WaveOptics, the world leading designer and manufacturer of waveguide displays, the key optical component used in Augmented Reality (AR) wearables, has closed an oversubscribed $39m (£30m) Series C funding round. WaveOptics raised an additional $13m (£10m) in the final s…

WaveOptics and PEGATRON demonstrate AiR glasses prototype at both AWE and PEGATRON Day

WaveOptics and PEGATRON partner to build AR wearables San Jose, USA. 30 May 2019 – WaveOptics, the leading designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides, and PEGATRON, the world-class manufacturing service provider, are demonstrating a prototype AiR glasses at both AWE and PEGATRON Day. WaveOp…

The Duke of York opens WaveOptics new state of the art, purpose built head office

  Abingdon UK, 29 April 2019 – His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG has opened the new international head office of WaveOptics at Milton Park in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. WaveOptics is the leading designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides for use in Augmented Reality (AR) wearables. It…
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WaveOptics Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was WaveOptics founded?

    WaveOptics was founded in 2012.

  • How many employees does WaveOptics have?

    WaveOptics has 96 employees.

  • Who are WaveOptics competitors?

    Competitors of WaveOptics include Viewpointsystem, ThirdEye Gen and Meta Company.

  • Where is WaveOptics headquarters?

    WaveOptics headquarters is located at 141 Park Dr, Milton.

  • Where are WaveOptics offices?

    WaveOptics has offices in Milton and Battle.

  • How many offices does WaveOptics have?

    WaveOptics has 4 offices.