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Capella Photonics

Founded Year



Series H | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$3M | 5 yrs ago

About Capella Photonics

Capella Photonics is a developer of optical networking hardware for the metro and long haul communication markets.

Headquarters Location

5390 Hellyer Avenue

San Jose, California, 95138,

United States


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Capella Photonics Patents

Capella Photonics has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Fiber optics
  • Multiplexing
  • Optical devices
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Grant Date


Related Topics




Multiplexing, Photonics, Telecommunications equipment, Fiber optics, Optical devices


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

Multiplexing, Photonics, Telecommunications equipment, Fiber optics, Optical devices



Latest Capella Photonics News

(See Capella Adds 1x20 WSS . Alcatel-Lucent Buys Optical Specialist

Nov 20, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent has acquired Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) specialist Capella Photonics Inc. for an undisclosed sum. AlcaLu tells Light Reading the acquisition was made "late last year … to add to our overall optical capabilities. " San Jose, Ca.-based Capella makes WSS products for use in ROADMs (reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers) and optical cross connects. ) The vendor giant isn't revealing any more than that, though, saying only that it was "a relatively small acquisition" and that news of the deal wasn't broadcast as the purchase price fell below (an unspecified) "threshold for public disclosure. " The deal would have been struck just as AlcaLu was coming to terms with significant job cuts and arranging a financial lifeline. (See Alcatel-Lucent Secures €1.6B Lifeline and AlcaLu Job Cuts to Hit 5,500 . ) Capella, which was founded in 2000, raised more than $90 million in equity and debt financing between 2001 and 2011. Its most recent investment was a $20 million round from a group of investors including Black Diamond Ventures and SingTel Innov8, the corporate venture arm of Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) . (See Capella Raises $20M . ) The acquisition leaves CoAdna Photonics Inc. as the last independent WSS specialist of any note. (See Edge ROADM Specialist Gets Bought . ) — Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading (5)  | 

Capella Photonics Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Capella Photonics founded?

    Capella Photonics was founded in 2000.

  • Where is Capella Photonics's headquarters?

    Capella Photonics's headquarters is located at 5390 Hellyer Avenue, San Jose.

  • What is Capella Photonics's latest funding round?

    Capella Photonics's latest funding round is Series H.

  • How much did Capella Photonics raise?

    Capella Photonics raised a total of $125.18M.

  • Who are the investors of Capella Photonics?

    Investors of Capella Photonics include Alcatel-Lucent, Levensohn Venture Partners, Rustic Canyon Partners, Lucas Venture Group, Black Diamond Ventures and 10 more.

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