Advemto is a photonics system company that has developed unique complete turnkey solutions for ultrafast spectroscopy. Time-resolved spectroscopy is widely used across a range of disciplines and industries, from academic research to commercial and industrial applications in chemicals, biological, pharmaceutical, optical, and electronics development and manufacturing. The technology seeks to address weaknesses in currently available instrumentation in the market, providing improved speed, sensitivity, reliability, and analysis. As a turnkey system, Advemto is further reducing the barriers to next generation research in areas such as materials, energy, environmental sciences, healthcare, and much more.

The technology is developed out of specialist research spearheaded by Dr Kai Chen and Professor Justin Hodgkiss in the Ultrafast Spectroscopy Lab at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington and the MacDiarmid Institute. They are joined by Peter Lai as CEO and Ronnie Tamming in the initial team, which will grow as the company expands to different geographies. 

Our investment is syndicated with the Exponential Founders Fund, Quidnet Ventures, SIP Innovation, and Booster. Matū Karihi has supported the company through the investment process, and will be guiding the company as it makes its first sales into the academic market.