Black Forest Ventures Announces New Technology Investment

Black Forest Ventures today named a new addition to its managed technology investment portfolio by taking a strategic minority stake in ISIS Sentronics GmbH.

ISIS Sentronics specializes in optical metrology technology, providing quality control testing equipment for semiconductors, electronics, medical, aviation and automotive parts manufacturing. Its patented SCI (Spectral Coherence Interferometry) technology allows three dimensional (3D) topography, film and coating thickness measurements for quality assurance and detection of micro-defects.

ISIS Sentronics GmbH was founded in 2006 by Dr. Alexander Knüttel. Dr. Knüttel, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “Black Forest Ventures’ investment is a great chance for ISIS Sentronics to develop next generation products, increase global market coverage, worldwide distribution and services.” ISIS Sentronics currently has 20 engineers in its workforce within its R&D and manufacturing facility located in Mannheim, Germany.

Dr. Dirk Laukien, President and Founder of Black Forest Ventures, commented: “We are excited about the addition of the ISIS Sentronics to the Black Forest Ventures technology investment portfolio. ISIS Sentronics’ high-performance products, intellectual property and applications know-how, backed by our funding will take the company to a next level.” Other financial details were not disclosed.