The Bretons of CAILabs raise 5 million euros to increase the speed of optical fibers

by bold-lichterman

  • CAILabs has developed a technology which is able to manage the shape of light in an optical fiber in order to increase its performance.
  • The Breton start-up claims a data circulation speed up to 400 times faster on existing fibers.

The amount

The Rennes start-up CAILabs, specializing in the processing of light beams, has completed a funding round of 5 million euros led by Safran Corporate Ventures. The historic investors, Innovacom and Starquest Capital, also participated in the transaction. In July 2016, the company had raised € 1 million.

The market

Founded in 2013 by Jean-François Morizur, Guillaume Labroille and Nicolas Treps, CAILabs, a spin-off from the Kastler Brossel laboratory, has developed a technology capable of managing the shape of light in an optical fiber in order to increase its performance. . CAILabs claims up to 400 times faster data flow over existing fibers.

The technology of the Breton start-up is used in the local networks of factories, businesses, university campuses, hospitals and ski resorts. It has also convinced major telecommunications players, such as Huawei, IBM and Nokia.

The objectives of the Start-up

This funding should enable CAILabs to accelerate its industrial and commercial development. In this context, the young shoot plans to recruit 11 additional employees by the end of the year. “This fundraising gives us the necessary resources to accelerate in local networks, both in France and internationally.», Explains Jean-François Morizur, founder and CEO of CAILabs.

Founders: Jean-François Morizur, Guillaume Labroille and Nicolas Treps

Launch: 2013

The head office : Reindeer

Activity: treatment of light beams to increase the performance of optical fibers

Funding: € 5 million raised in July 2017