Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies

Sila Nanotechnologies is an Alameda, California-based company engineered materials company focused on improving energy storage.

Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company offering new battery materials and working with consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to accelerate product roadmaps and battery manufacturers for commercial cell production. It was founded in 2011 by Alex Jacobs, Gene Berdichevsky and Gleb Yushin.

Timeline

January 2021
Sila Nanotechnologies raises a $590,000,000 series F round from 8VC, Bessemer Venture Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Coatue Management, Sutter Hill Ventures and T. Rowe Price.
November 4, 2019
Sila Nanotechnologies raises a $45,000,000 series E round from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
April 17, 2019
$170m Series E

The round was led by Daimler AG.

April 16, 2019
Sila Nanotechnologies raises a $170,000,000 series E round from Daimler AG.
August 16, 2018
Sila Nanotechnologies raises a $70,000,000 series D round from Bessemer Venture Partners, Chengwei Capital, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited, In-Q-Tel, Matrix Partners, Next47, Samsung Ventures and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Sila Nanotechnologies Series E round
170,000,000
5 Results
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SBA Awards

SBA Award
Agency
Award Type
Amount (USD)
Date Awarded
SILA NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. SBIR Phase I Award, October 2012
SBIR
225,000
October 1, 2012
4 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alex Jacobs

Co-Founder

Gene Berdichevsky

Co-Founder

Gleb Yushin

Co-Founder

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News

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Author
Date
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Description
Reza Chowdhury
April 12, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Reza Chowdhury
February 5, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Reza Chowdhury
February 2, 2021
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Kirsten Korosec
January 26, 2021
TechCrunch
Sila Nanotechnologies, a Silicon Valley battery materials company, has spent years developing technology designed to pack more energy into a cell at a lower cost -- an end game that has helped it lock in partnerships with Amperex Technology Limited as well as automakers BMW and Daimler. Now, Sila Nano, flush with a fresh injection [...]
Daniel Oberhaus
February 5, 2020
Wired
Batteries with silicon anodes promise to make devices last more than 20 percent longer on a single charge.
Kirsten Korosec
November 4, 2019
TechCrunch
Sila Technologies, the battery materials company that has partnered with BMW and Daimler, landed $45 million in new funding and hired two high-profile executives, including Kurt Kelty, who led the battery cell team at Tesla for more than a decade. Kelty, who was on Sila Nano's advisory board, has been appointed vice president of automotive, [...]
April 22, 2019
WebWire
, , , , • Daimler accelerates the development and commercialization of Li-Ion battery technologies together with Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. , , • Strategic partnership with leading U.S. battery material specialist to pave the way for the next generation of powerful electric Mercedes-Benz Cars , , • Innovative chemistry promises higher performance, faster charging and longer range than today's batteries , , • Daimler makes significant investment, joins Board of Directors of Sila Nanotechnologies...
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