Anteryon was able to raise $10M from Mentha Capital and BNP Paribas Private Equity. Mentha Capital is a new investor; BNP Paribas Private Equity already invested in Anteryon in December 2008. Anteryon‘s main product is WaferOptics micro-optics for camera modules, LEDs and VCSELs.
The company's WaferOptics product portfolio ranges from VGA to 5MP. Anteryon’s manufacturing facilities in Eindhoven and China today produce millions of WaferOptics lens stacks monthly at extremely high yield, for several tier 1 mobile phone manufacturers around the globe. With the newly invested capital Anteryon plans to boost its worldwide manufacturing facilities, including extension of the facilities in Eindhoven, Netherlands and the set up of a new production facility in the Far East.
So, in spite of the claims to the contrary, VC market is alive and interested in investing even in such cost-sensitive projects as low-end sensors manufacturing.