“The future of transportation will see electrification, ridesharing and autonomy all intertwined,” said Gene Berdichevsky, the CEO and co-founder of Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery materials company that has developed a silicon-based chemistry that increases battery storage by 20-40%.
Batteries are the most valuable part of an electric car – and one of the major weak points. One of the first Tesla employees has founded a new company that seeks to change that – and it is making German car manufacturers sit up and listen.
He Was Employee Number 7 At Tesla And Now Has Built A $1 Billion Business That Makes Your Phone Or Car Run Longer. – Forbes
Gene Berdichevsky was one of the early team members at Tesla. Now he’s building his own unicorn startup, Sila Nanotechnologies, which is valued at over $1 billion. One which looks like it will fuel every way you travel from the road to being in the air.
Watt It Takes: Creating a Battery Unicorn by Learning From Previous Cleantech Busts – GreenTech Media
Sila Nanotechnologies CEO Gene Berdichevsky on the long path to creating a better lithium-ion battery.