Net SE, the company behind a whole series of revived traditional brands such as C.P. Gorizia, Oprema Jena, Imagon, A. Schacht and Meyer Optik Gorlitz is insolvent. Especially under the latter brand name, the company had launched several kickstarter campaigns to bring famous lenses back to the market in the form of replicas.
But despite successful Indiegogo and Kickstarter campaigns like Trioplan 35+ f2.8 and Primoplan 58 f1.9 the company seems to have had problems even before the insolvency and the serious traffic accident of CEO Dr. Stefan Immes according to the report of PetaPixel: while the lenses of one campaign were not (late) delivered, the next one was often already started. New campaigns brought money into the coffers, but it seems that production could not keep up with demand.
APO Plasmat f2.7
The supporters of the new APO Plasmat f2.7, which was to be delivered in February 2019, and other lenses (Oprema Jena Biotar 75/f1.5 and P. Goerz Citograph 30) must fear for their money (a total of over 1 million dollars). The case is another good example of how risky even kickstarter campaigns are, whose starters have already successfully completed projects - a total loss of money should always be taken into account.