Metalenz, a spin-off of Harvard University, is a market leader for metasurface optics for high-performance 3D sensing solutions.

Metalenz is commercializing a revolutionary flat optical technology and transforming optical sensing in consumer electronics and automotive markets.

Metalenz was founded in 2017 by Federico Capasso and Robert Devlin. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.


Metalenz launched its first products as the key enabler for simpler, next generation 3D ToF products earlier this year, the company proved that the performance of their metasurface optics is unparalleled in the 3D sensing market, and that their new technology can reach end-users at a massive scale.


Metalenz's product is built on research from the Capasso Lab at Harvard University, with exclusive worldwide license to foundational IP relating to metasurfaces. Metalenz has 20+ patents on innovations that simplify and improve optical devices.


Metalenz's metasurface technology provides complex, multifunctional optical performance in a single semiconductor layer, relocating large-scale production of optics to semiconductor foundries—printing lenses like computer chips.


Metalenz is backed by by 3M Ventures, Applied Ventures LLC, Intel Capital, M Ventures, Neotribe Ventures, TDK Venture, Tsingyuan Ventures, Foothill Ventures, Osage University Partners, SG Innovate, Baidu Ventures, and others. The company closed a $30M Series B round on Oct 12, 2022. This brings Metalenz's total funding to $47.4M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $47.4M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Boston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States
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