Vitrealab
Vitrealab - Gateway Ventures

VitreaLab

Seed
DeepTech
Funded

Problem

Electronic displays are the biggest drain on the battery life of most mobile devices today. Current displays (Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and LCD) suffer from:

low energy efficiency: only 1-2% (the rest is emitted as heat)
poor colour quality: with most LCD displays
lack of contrast: conventional LCD displays have low contrast
low brightness: crucial in sunlight

Solution

VitreaLab is developing next-generation laser-illuminated displays to revolutionise the display market and even enable holographic displays. The result is a novel LCD backlight technology with up to 5 times higher energy efficiency (80% reduction), greatly improved contrast, and reduced device thickness.

The main area of application is initially high-end smartphones, as these benefit particularly from the increased energy efficiency, higher brightness and improved colour spectrum. VitreaLab’s technology achieves a 60-250% increase in brightness while maintaining the same energy consumption. This ensures significantly better readability in sunlight.

 

Market

The total market for electronic displays is about $140 billion. LCDs are the leading technology with a share of about 80%. Backlighting accounts for about 20% of display costs. This results in a market size of about $22 billion for backlighting alone.

Team

Vitrealab Co-Managing Director Gateway Ventures
Vitrealab Co-Managing Director - Gateway Ventures

Dealcaptain

Our Dealcaptain is happy to answer further questions.

Judith Vogel