VoxelSensors, a Belgian semiconductor
deep tech start-up, closes its Seed Round with a €3 million in tail investment led by a new
investor SFPIM Relaunch with participation from existing investors Qbic Fund and
finance&invest.brussels. The funding is an extension of the company’s €5.5 million Seed
Round of May 2023, led by Capricorn Digital Growth Fund and Qbic Fund, which now
totals €9.5 million.
The investment will boost VoxelSensors’ international growth, technology advancement,
and customer engagement for its low-power, low-latency Spatial and Empathic
Computing solution for mobile and XR devices. VoxelSensors will also use the funds to
prepare for the Series A round to support the company’s ambitions.
Spatial and Empathic Computing is an emerging field that aims to create technology that
can enhance user perception based on user intentions for unique and personalized
experiences. This technology will enable many applications for consumer electronics and
professional applications on XR devices. VoxelSensors strives to make wearables
more intuitive and user-friendly and foster the mass-market adoption of mobile and XR
XR wearables and mobile spatial and empathic devices are projected to grow at the
compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 27.9% from 2022 to 20271
“We think that Spatial and Empathic Computing is the future of XR and Mobile technology,
and we are happy to be among the pioneers of this field,” said Johannes Peeters, CEO of
VoxelSensors. “We are grateful to have secured this investment. It will allow us to keep
innovating and developing our technologies to meet customer needs. We appreciate the
support of institutional investors who align with our vision and values for the future of
spatial and empathic computing in Brussels, Belgium and of electronic-semiconductor
companies in Europe. Their investment is a recognition of the quality of our business and
the promise of our technology.”
New investor SFPIM Relaunch for the future is a subsidiary of the Federal Holding and
Investment Company (SFPIM), which is Belgium’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. The main
objective of SFPIM Relaunch for the future is anchoring digital technological expertise in
“We are delighted to support and invest in this young and ambitious Belgian tech company
that is making waves in a highly competitive and strategic market. By supporting deep
tech companies like VoxelSensors, SFPIM Relaunch for the future aims to boost Belgium and EU competitiveness in the semiconductors industry, in line with the EU Chip Act objectives that seek to enhance the production and innovation of microelectronics in Europe,” said Céline Vaessen, CEO SFPIM Relaunch.
Qbic Fund is an inter-university venture capital fund that focuses on the transformation
of technological breakthroughs into sustainable businesses. They support spin-offs and
start-ups that valorize research from Qbic’s knowledge partners in the deep tech,
software, biotech, and health tech sectors.
“Qbic is pleased to keep investing in VoxelSensors and further support its Seed Round.
The VoxelSensors team has demonstrated consistent progress since we first invested in
2023, delivering their technology roadmap, management skills as well as market
penetration. We are also glad to support their environmental, social, and governance
(ESG) activities that contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs), which are in line with our values,” said Steven Leuridan, Partner at Qbic Fund.
finance&invest.brussels is a public limited company that facilitates and completes the
financing chain of value-creating companies in the Brussels region. They provide
financing solutions for start-ups, scale-ups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),
social enterprises, and cooperatives.
“We are happy to reinvest in VoxelSensors, a Brussels deep tech leader in 3D Perception
semiconductors,” said Antoine Kuypers, Investment Manager at finance&invest.brussels.
“Our investment aligns with the Brussels Region’s goals to foster innovation and green
transition. We trust that VoxelSensors and its low-power technology will boost
collaboration, productivity, and sustainability in enterprises.”
“Spatial and empathic computing devices need efficient and reliable perception and
understanding of user and environment for widespread adoption. This requires a new
sensing and algorithmic paradigm,” said Ward van der Tempel, CTO of VoxelSensors.
“VoxelSensors’ unique SPAES (Single Photon Active Event Sensor) technology enables
low-power and low-latency sensors that combine into a multimodal perception system to
connect user gaze and gesture to its environment. This synergy is the heart of successful
spatial and empathic computing in XR systems.”