CHAMPAIGN, IL March 19, 2015 — Serra Capital II announced its investment in Research Park startup, Inprentus. This investment marks Serra Capital II’s 22nd investment. A subset of Serra Ventures, LLC, Serra Capital II focuses on investments in IT, materials and agricultural technology, and devices and instrumentation. Read more about this investment on Serra Venture’s website.
About Inprentus, Inc.
Inprentus, Inc., manufactures ultrahigh precision diffraction gratings for x-ray applications. Our technology is a novel, dual-atomic-force microscope-based mechanical lithography method that allows high-precision patterning with nanometer precision over areas of ~10 cm squared or greater, and is particularly well suited to fabricating diffractive optics. Our initial customer base is synchrotron light source facilities, but we intend to branch into lab-based chemical analysis, EUV lithography, etc., on a longer time scale.
About Serra Ventures, LLC
Serra Ventures, LLC offers professional advisory services in business strategy, capital formation, business development and organization development. The firm specializes in serving high technology enterprises, managing over $20M in micro-venture capital. Serra has invested in over 40 companies, many of which have ties to the University of Illinois.
The firms partners are Tim Hoerr, Dennis Beard, Rob Schultz and David Hodge. Collectively, they bring decades of experience in starting, operating, financing, and exiting technology companies. They serve as Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and have conducted over 500 EIR consultations. Serra is the preferred provider of strategic services through the I-Start program.