The company

Neta was founded in 2016 in the Bordeaux area and specializes in non-destructive testing of thin films. Indeed, the startup, actor of the French Deep Tech, has the ambition to become a leader in its field.

Since May 2022, Neta has been integrated into Onto Innovation to continue the development of its technology.

A multidisciplinary team

Neta’s team is made up of specialists with unique and complementary skills who implement a corporate vision that is as dynamic as it is innovative, without ever sacrificing its technical excellence.

Neta's team is mainly working on research and development, with the aim of providing unique and adapted solutions to its customers. The company's collaborators, specialists in electronics, software engineering and sales work every day to develop new offers and solutions, always more innovative and personalized.

The founders

Julien Michelon

Following a technical-commercial course, he continued his professional career with Amplitude Systèmes where he became purchasing manager. This experience will give him a taste for high tech companies and complex situations.

Subsequently, the creation of the purchasing department of Alphanov, a technical research center, will provide in-depth knowledge of the photonics environment in Aquitaine.

Today he is in charge of the general management of Neta.


Xavier Tridon

After graduating his engineering degree from ENSAM, Xavier Tridon joined the Amplitude Laser group where he acquired solid experience in the design of advanced laser systems.

An experience with the world leader in battery manufacturing allows him to perfect his skills in project management and qualification of systems in constrained environments.

He now brings his multiple skills to continuously improve the industrial transfer, reliability and qualification of Neta products.

A developing company

The company continues its development after a first round of financing from both private and institutional investors. Among them are the Business Angels networks BADGE (Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles), AMBA (Arts et Métiers Business Angels), FBA (Femmes Business Angels) and Paris Business Angels. The co-investment fund of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region (NACO) is also taking part in the round table as well as the new Bpifrance French Tech Seed fund, which is the first investment made in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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  • Arts et Métiers Business Angels
  • Les Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles
  • Paris Business Angels
  • Femmes Business Angels
  • NACO Aquiti
  • BPI France

Neta also has a consortium of strategic partners who play a key role in its economic and technological development

  • Alpha Nov
  • Aquitaine Science Transfert
  • Unitec
  • Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine
  • Université de Bordeaux