Posted On Monday, Nov 04, 2019
Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty – 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.

Posted On Monday, Nov 04, 2019
Daimler-Backed Battery Startup Raises Funds, Hires Tesla Veteran – Bloomberg

The $45 million investment from Canada Pension Plan Investment Board brings the company’s total funding to $340 million, including an earlier contribution from Daimler AG. Daimler and BMW are automotive partners.

Posted On Monday, Nov 04, 2019
Sila Nanotechnologies builds out leadership team and secures $45M financing

Solar Industry Veteran Bill Mulligan and Former Tesla Battery Director Kurt Kelty Join as Company Focuses on Ramping up Production Volume

Posted On Monday, Oct 21, 2019
It’s All in the Batteries: What the Future of Electric Vehicles Looks Like – Observer

“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%.

Posted On Monday, Aug 19, 2019
A black powder for electric cars – Frankfurter Allgemeine

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.

Posted On Sunday, Jul 28, 2019
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.