The scientists Thomas Gebert and Matthias Budden have also been founders since 2018 and have specialised in the development of novel optical sensor solutions with their start-up WiredSense. The company is based at DESY’s Hamburg campus in the Start-up Labs Bahrenfeld and is advised by the DESY Start-up Office and Startup Port. Recently, WiredSense closed its first round of financing.
WiredSense’s many years of research and expertise in the field of laser physics have led to the development of cutting-edge technology solutions. The startup specialises in the development of novel optical sensor solutions and initially focused on the production of highly sensitive detectors for thermal radiation in the infrared and terahertz range. These detectors are now used in research laboratories worldwide and are achieving record speeds.
Successful completion of financing round
Recently, the two founders closed a financing round in the high six-figure range: WiredSense was able to attract renowned business angels such as Thomas Wagner, Wolfram Drescher, Thomas Ecker and Andreas Kupke as investors. In addition to financial support, these experienced entrepreneurs also bring relevant know-how from various fields and industries.
Sweeb enables new paths in chemical material analysis
With the fresh capital, the company plans, among other things, to further develop its product portfolio and launch its latest product Sweeb, a compact sensor solution for chemical material analysis without a laboratory. Using highly specific spectroscopy in the mid-infrared range of the spectrum, Sweeb can detect the characteristic “molecular fingerprint” of materials within seconds. This fast and precise analysis opens up a wide range of applications in various industries such as drug manufacturing or food inspection.
The successful funding round will also enable WiredSense to expand its team and, in particular, to drive sales and marketing in order to enter new markets. The company has already made a name for itself in the research world and now wants to use its expertise on a broader basis. With Sweeb, WiredSense offers a breakthrough solution for the fast and efficient chemical analysis of materials that can potentially transform various industries.