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Company Overview

Melbourne-based company Tiny Bright Things was cofounded in 2020 by long-time research collaborators Ray Dagastine and Chris Bolton. We invented Halo microscopy to transform the way researchers and manufacturers look at small or transparent things. This helps manufacturers in areas like agrichemicals and pharmaceuticals (where the size and shape of powders are critical) and researchers at every stage of discovery— particularly in nanotechnology (where samples are especially tiny) and life sciences (where samples are often also transparent).

Our Location

Tiny Bright Things Pty Ltd

ACN 642 461 961

Level 2, 700 Swanston St

Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Our Founders

Ray Dagastine

Co-founder & CEO

Chris Bolton

Co-founder & VP Software Engineering


Evolving from research at the University of Melbourne, our patent-pending Halo microscopy tools enable imaging and measurement down to the nanoscale at lightning speed.

Press Contact

Tiny Bright Things

Communications Team

Major Announcements

Tiny Bright Things has raised a $1.5MM Seed round led by Uniseed, with the University of Melbourne also participating.

Tiny Bright Things is sparking a revolution in microscopy and supercharging manufacturing with the Halo Element

We’re excited to announce we have been selected as one of the 23 game-changing tech companies featured at this year’s Tech23 festival in Sydney.

Receiving a highly-competitive Accelerating Commercialisation grant in conjunction with the University of Melbourne is a huge step toward bringing our core technologies to market.

Tiny Bright Things has been awarded the Grand Prize for winning the 2019 Graeme Clark HealthTech Challenge.

The technology behind Tiny Bright Things has been awarded an Innovation Award at the 2019 TechConnect World summit hosted in Boston (USA). Awards are made to recognise the potential of a technology to have positive impact in specific industry sectors.