High-Quality Hologram Startup Emerges With $6.5M
A startup that makes high-quality holograms has emerged from stealth with $6.5 million.
PxE Holographic Imaging has developed technology that makes it possible to generate a high-resolution hologram in a simple and energy-efficient manner, at distances ranging from mere micrometers (one millionth of a meter) to hundreds of meters. It uses white light – a combination of all colors in the color spectrum – to create them.
Holograms – virtual 3D images created by light beams – aren’t anything new, but they rely on the use of lasers costing tens of thousands of dollars. And the holograms themselves are blurry and can only be projected at a certain distance.
PxE’s technology is already being used for consumer electronics, wearables, and aerospace and semiconductors.
Its funding round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies, the technology investment arm of Koch Industries and M Ventures. PxE will use the funds to continue development, with the goal of reaching the market in 2025.
“We are very happy that we were able to team up with great investors like KDT and M Ventures on our journey to reinvent digital imaging and sensing,” said Yoav Berlatzky, CEO.
“The current round allows us to accelerate our current efforts and partner with more customers to integrate the enhanced capabilities of PxE cameras into their products.”
Isaac Sigron, managing director at Koch Disruptive Technologies, said: “The imaging market has not seen meaningful transformation since the invention of the digital camera. PxE’s holographic imaging technology is well positioned to disrupt the imaging market by adding depth and infrared capabilities at the same cost and size as standard imaging sensors, without compromising on image quality.
“We are excited to partner with Yoav and Yanir and help build a category defining company.”