Revolutionizing Displays: NanoPattern’s Quantum Dot Ink Secures New Seed Funding

NanoPattern Technologies, Inc., led by cofounders Yu Kambe and Dmitri Talapin, has secured $1.5 million in a seed funding round. The funding will help to scale its photopatternable quantum dot ink, which enables the commercialization of next-generation displays.

The photopatternable quantum dot ink developed by NanoPattern is a game-changer for display component manufacturers. It facilitates the production of full-color microdisplays for a wide range of applications, including augmented reality, virtual reality, wearables, smartphones, tablets, and televisions.

This latest funding round follows a series of strategic investments, including support from the Polsky Center’s George Shultz Innovation Fund and grants from the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovation Research program. These investments have been instrumental in fueling NanoPattern’s research and development efforts, allowing the company to demonstrate the effectiveness and reliability of its quantum dot ink.

Partnering with Nanosys Shoei, the world’s largest quantum dot manufacturer, NanoPattern has successfully showcased sub-10 micron pixel resolution, paving the way for widespread adoption of its technology. With the new funding, the company plans to transition from product demonstration to showcasing product-specific features while enhancing quantity control and manufacturing capabilities.

Expansion into a cleanroom environment is also on the agenda for NanoPattern, highlighting the company’s commitment to maintaining rigorous quality standards. Leveraging the advantages of the Chicago area ecosystem, including access to cleanrooms and top talent from local universities, NanoPattern is poised for further growth and innovation.

The successful seed round, led by Queen City Angels and supported by other prominent investors, is a testament to NanoPattern’s potential to disrupt the display industry. With plans to expand its team and attract top talent to the Midwest, NanoPattern is poised to lead the charge in advancing display technology and driving innovation in the region.

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