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Sila Nanotechnologies

2450 Mariner Square Loop
Alameda, CA 94501
United States
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Gene Berdichevsky (8/31/2011)
President/COO/Operations: Michelle Chang (2011) ; William Mulligan (10/31/2019)
General Management: Kurt Kelty (10/31/2019) ; Linda S. Miller (6/30/2018)
Finance: Mike Areen (1/31/2018) ; Warren DeSouza (7/31/2018)
Technology: Alex Jacobs (8/31/2011) ; Danian Harris ; Eerik Hantsoo (2011) ; Gleb Yushin (9/30/2011)
Business Development: Craig Welch
General Counsel/Legal: Steve Driskill
Former Employees: Damian Harris Eric Larkin Nick Lombardo

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Mike Speiser (Sutter Hill Ventures managing dir) Andrew W. Verhalen (Matrix Partners General Partner) Steven Walske (Parametric Technology Former CEO) Byron Deeter (Bessemer Venture Partners Partner)

Business description: Sila Nano, through new battery materials chemistry, enables lighter, safer, higher energy density lithium-ion batteries for mass adoption of electric vehicles, smarter, longer-lasting portable electronics, and broader use of renewable power sources. Our partners include BMW, Daimler, and ATL. Sila Nano works directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. Sila Nano’s first products significantly increase the energy density of state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. Our materials are manufacturable economically at scale and are drop-in replacements to existing battery manufacturing processes.
Partners include: BMW

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Jan 2021   Nov 2019
Capital raised: 875.0M
Last Round: 590.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Bessemer Venture PartnersMatrix Partners Sutter Hill Ventures In-Q-TelCoatue Management ;  Chengwei Capital;  8VC ;  Daimler AG ;  Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Next47;  Amperex Technology
Corporate investors: Siemens ;  ATL

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Record updated: Jan 2021
Sector: Clean Technology
Year Founded: 2011
Headcount: 151-200 as of Jan 2021
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Jan 2021   Nov 2019
Capital Raised: 875.0M
Last Round: 590.0M
Ownership: Private