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Alphabet Energy

26225 Eden Landing Road, suite D
Hayward, CA 94545
(415) 813-1201
Website Company Summary Management Team

General Management: Julie Lydon (11/30/2014)
Technology: Adam Lorimer (4/09) ; Ad De Pijper
Sales/Marketing: Mothusi Pahl

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Paul Straub (Claremont Creek Ventures Principal) Mark Gudiksen (TPG Biotech VP)

Business description: Alphabet Energy, Inc. is commercializing a breakthrough, inexpensive waste heat recovery technology developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California. With it, we will be able to tap into the US$1 trillion world market for the conversion of waste heat into electricity, with the potential to offset as much as 500 metric tonnes of carbon per year. Today, the average efficiency of power plants in the US is only 30%, and nearly all of our waste heat goes unused. Alphabet's thermoelectric materials can be used to turn heat directly into electricity. In an applied temperature gradient, they generate electricity cheaply, cleanly, and with little or no moving parts. Alphabet's unique, proprietary thermoelectric technologies are the only on the market that lend themselves to massive scale, in addition to being highly suitable for miniaturization. The output range of power generation systems incorporating our thermoelectrics can range from milliwatts to megawatts.

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Jul 2016   Mar 2013
Capital raised: 52.5M
Last Round: 23.5M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Schlumberger Claremont Creek Ventures ;  CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund TPG Biotech ;  Osceola Capital Management
Corporate investors: Enaca Corp.;  GM Ventures

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Record updated: Jul 2016
Sector: Clean Technology
Year Founded: 2009
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Jul 2016   Mar 2013
Capital Raised: 52.5M
Last Round: 23.5M
Ownership: Private