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Delmic raises 4ME to make electron microscopy accessible.

Delmic raises 4ME to make EM accessible

“With this new investment round, Delmic has found two very strong partners. VCC brings a wealth of experience in the deep tech space with over 20 years of portfolio management. EIF brings a broad network and we are proud to be one of the few companies that were selected for its equity investment. This investment round allows us to scale our service, sales, and application activities, thereby rolling out our unique products to a wider audience.”

-Sander den Hoedt, CEO at Delmic.

We are happy to announce that Delmic has secured 4 million euros in funding from Value Creation Capital and the European Investment Council (EIC) Fund to further develop its user-friendly and powerful solutions for light and electron microscopy. This investment will help Delmic accelerate product development and expand its international sales.

Since its founding in 2011, Delmic has created powerful and easy-to-use microscopy systems for researchers who are looking to view the nanoscale. Pushing the boundaries of technological innovation while staying focused on improving usability and accessibility for researchers has been at the forefront of Delmic's long-term goals. 

Our early successes were the result of collaborations with partners in the field, such as the Charged Particle Optics group of the Delft University of Technology, NWO-Institute AMOLF. Together, we developed the correlative light and electron microscopy system SECOM and the cathodoluminescence detector SPARC Spectral.

Delmic continues to reimagine workflows in electron microscopy to make techniques faster and more automated, thus making them easier and more accessible for researchers who are looking to view the nanoscale. Today, our solutions are used across a variety of applications in life science and material science research. Our CRYO solutions enable contamination-free workflows for cryo-ET, while our Cathodoluminescence portfolio helps researchers understand the optical properties of materials and devices at the nanoscale. Our Fast Imaging division breaks down the boundaries of research by offering unprecedented volumes of data.

At Delmic, we envision a future in which the cost per sample (or per mm2) of nanostructural data has drastically fallen, allowing for democratized access to data. With this access, researchers can impact anything from a renewed understanding of disease to the next generation of more energy-efficient devices. To make this vision a reality, we are committed to advanced automation that makes it much easier to run electron microscopes continuously.

This new investment round allows Delmic to scale its sales, service, and production teams while also allowing continued investment in further improvements to its product portfolio.

“Delmic has successfully developed innovative products for life sciences and the industry with a team of dedicated professionals with profound domain expertise. With the new investment, Delmic will be able to scale her business with a larger sales & marketing team and an extended partner network. We are excited to welcome Delmic to our portfolio and contribute to its prosperous future.” 

- Ronald Wissink, Value Creation Capital


“The EIC Fund has established itself as a strong force in EU deep-tech investments. This unique form of financing via EIC- combining grants and equity – is proving itself highly attractive to Europe's most promising start-ups. Our investment will provide Delmic with the means to develop and scale their business in Europe.”

-Hermann Hauser, EIC Fund Board Member

About Value Creation Capital:

Value Creation Capital Value Creation Capital (VCC) invests in ventures active in High-Tech (from the TechNano Fund), cybersecurity (from the Security of Things Fund), business software, data intelligence and IT-managed services. VCC was founded in 2005 by IT serial entrepreneurs, who successfully started, built and finally sold their fast-growing ICT/Tech ventures. VCC distinguishes itself by combining “intellectual capital”, sector experience and expertise, a broad network and active value creation to bring companies ‘’to the next level’’. 

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About EIC Fund:

The European Innovation Council Fund from the European Commission is an agnostic Fund: it invests across all technologies and verticals, and all EU countries and countries associated to Horizon Europe. It provides the investment component of the EIC Accelerator blended finance. The EIC Fund aims to fill a critical financing gap and its main purpose is to support companies in the development and commercialization of disruptive technologies, bridging with and crowding in market players, and further sharing risk by building a large network of capital providers and strategic partners suitable for co-investments and follow-on funding. The Fund pays particular attention to the empowerment and support of female founders as well as the ambition to reduce the innovation divide among EU countries.

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