Light Polymers and JSR Complete Second Close of Strategic Series B Funding Round

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September 12, 2017 10:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Light Polymers, a nanochemistry startup with R&D operations in Silicon Valley, Taiwan and Korea, has announced that JSR Corporation will join the recent Series B funding round as a strategic partner. JSR Corporation joins the Series B round led by Tsingda International Venture Investments and TEL Venture Capital which closed in June.

“We’re thrilled to add a new partner that shares our mission of revolutionizing light management on a global scale”

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“We’re thrilled to add a new partner that shares our mission of revolutionizing light management on a global scale,” said Marc McConnaughey, President of Light Polymers.

As a strategic partner, JSR will drive the innovation and implementation of display materials. With the addition of JSR, Light Polymers will continue to develop commercialized applications for lyotropic liquid crystals in a variety of fields, including lighting, displays, and building materials.

Light Polymers’ lyotropic nanochemistry has various properties that can lower production costs for the LED lighting industry while increasing product efficiency. Light Polymers is committed to creating sustainably-sourced polarizing technology and coating materials that reduce environmental impact and encourage safer manufacturing.

About Light Polymers

Light Polymers is a nanochemistry company with deep domain knowledge of lyotropic liquid crystals, which has use in many applications including LCD and OLED flat panel displays, LED lighting, advanced building materials and biomedical applications. Founded in 2013 in San Francisco, Light Polymers makes easy to apply water based chemistry for a number of industries. For more information, visit

About JSR Corporation

From synthetic rubbers for tires to semiconductor materials, display materials and, life sciences business, materials created by JSR play a role in almost every aspect of daily life since 1957. Since then, JSR has continuously expanded its business to emulsions, plastics and other materials for the semiconductor, flat panel display, and optical materials fields by leveraging our proprietary polymer technologies. For more information, visit