Steffen Wagner
Steffen Wagner
Co-CEO and Co-Founder @investiere

Attolight closes 2nd round over CHF 1.5m incl. investiere investors

Attolight announces that it has raised CHF1.5 million from both institutional and private investors: these include Aargauische Kantonalbank, Zürcher Kantonalbank, StartAngels Network and Verve Capital Partners ( The strong participation of existing investors in this 2nd financing round confirms their confidence in the future of Attolight.

This funding is a clear endorsement of the successful development of Attolight and the confidence of its investors in the company`s tools and will help it to become an established player in the addressed key markets”, said Samuel Sonderegger, Attolight’s CEO.

Attolight has appointed Erik Smith as a new member of the Board. With a proven track record in leading technology companies, Smith brings an excellent understanding of the requirements needed for Attolight to succeed in the global semi-conductor equipment market. Smith is presently running the half billion dollar semi-conductor, solar and LED capital equipment division at Flextronics.

The appointment of Erik Smith is an excellent opportunity for Attolight to benefit from his strong expertise both in high-tech industries and across the Asian market”, said Peter Müller, director of Attolight and President of the StartAngels Network.

About Erik Smith:

Smith started his career with Ultratech, a leading supplier of lithography and laser-processing systems used in the manufacture of semi-conductor devices and high-brightness LEDs, where he held a variety of roles, including leading its Asian operations from Tokyo and spending 5 years as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. After Ultratech, he was the COO of a thin film materials start-up company and the founder and CEO of Alta-Energy, a solar market-place company serving the commercial rooftop market.

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