Board of Directors 2017-09-06T15:44:03+00:00

Board of Directors

Ex-President Oki Semiconductor, Ex-Partner at Redwood ventures, Board Director, advisor for several startup high tech and energy companies. LinkedIn Profile
Chair at Vistage International Chair, Successful entrepreneur in the information technology industry and founding investor at PBC Tech and others; Chairman of the Board at WizNucleus. LinkedIn Profile
Experienced entrepreneur, with international R&D operations management and business development experience.
(Board Observer) Gregory Borchardt is Managing Director of Caerus Ventures. He has 15 years of experience running early stage consumer technology companies and a broad knowledge of launching new consumer product lines into mass market retailers in the U.S, and internationally. Prior to Caerus Ventures, Mr. Borchardt was the Founder and Managing Partner of Oxygen Audio North America, a consumer electronics manufacturing company of high-end car audio products including the “O Car,” the first car stereo that fully integrated the iPhone into a car’s entertainment system. Prior to founding Oxygen Audio North America, Mr. Borchardt was the Founder and President of Adrenaline Technologies, which developed Turbo ChargeTM, the world’s first line of portable, battery-operated chargers for cell phones and other portable electronics devices. Mr. Borchardt began his career at Recoton Corporation, a leading consumer electronics manufacturer with more than four thousand products, under twenty-two brands.Mr. Borchardt has served as a final round judge of The Wharton School of Business Venture Capital Competition, StartUp Palm Beach, and Florida Venture Forum Early Stage.Mr. Borchardt received a B.A. in both economics and organizational behavior and management from Brown University in 1999, and an MBA in private equity from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, in 2003. LinkedIn Profile

Corporate Advisory Board

Entrepreneurial, Silicon-Valley-based marketing executive in the electronics industry, results-driven executive with a track record of leading and building semiconductor businesses in startups and public companies. Past CEO of FyreStorm and BRECIS Communications, Sr Corp VP of Marketing at Cirrus Logic, and product marketing at Intel. LinkedIn Profile
(Board Observer) Founder, Chairman of Upstate Venture Connect, Noted Silicon Valley entrepreneur, founder of Trinet HR Corporation. LinkedIn Profile
Battery and laptop industry executive, VP of Operations at SolarBridge, ex-CEO of ColdWatt (now part of Flextronics), ex-COO at Valence (NASDAQ:VLNC), Director of laptop development at Dell, Compaq and IBM for over 20 years. Deep connections in battery and electronics industry. LinkedIn Profile
ex-VP of Sales, Research In Motion. LinkedIn Profile
Executive Director of the Seed Capital Fund of CNY and CEO of Upstate Venture Connect, Board member at Chequed and Upstate Venture Association of New York. LinkedIn Profile

Scientific Advisory Board

Carbon nanomaterials expert, Scientific American 50 top scientists in the world, Materials Res Soc gold medal recipient, Chaired Professor at Rice University. Profile page at Rice University
Previous director of R&D for Maxwell, brought the BoostCap supercapacitor to market, currently an advisor to the Swiss Government CTI program and several energy storage companies worldwide. LinkedIn Profile