Company Board of Directors
Kef Kasdin – General Partner, Battelle Ventures,and Innovation Valley Partners
Kef focuses on investments in cleantech and communication technologies, working closely on identifying promising technologies, projects and synergies with the National Laboratories that sole limited partner Battelle Memorial Institute manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy. Kef currently also serves on the Boards of Aldis, Inc.; Ampulse Corp., and Rajant Corp. Active in the venture community, she sits on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds and is a co-author of Inside the Minds: Green Venture Capital (Aspatore Books, Nov. 1, 2009). Kef has been involved in developing and executing strategy for high-technology companies for more than 20 years, including Sarnoff Corp. and 3Com Corp. (where she was the first Executive in Residence, Office of the Chairman).
George Abraham – Founder & CEO, Rhodium Strategies, LLC
George Abraham is the founder of Rhodium Strategies LLC, a consulting and advisory boutique working with VC funds and VC backed private companies. George is a former Venture Capitalist and Investment Banker, most recently working with Collins Stewart and C.E. Unterberg, Towbin where he ran U.S. private placements for technology companies and created and authored the Collins Stewart Clean Tech Weekly newsletter. He co-founded SAS Investors, an early stage venture capital fund where he led investments in Tacit Networks (acquired by Packeteer), Textronics (acquired by Adidas), Hydroglobe (acquired by Graver Technologies), Protonex (LSE: PTX.L), and Reactive Nanotechnologies. Mr. Abraham’s earned a B.S. in finance and accounting from Lehigh University.
M. “Scott” Faris – CEO, Planar Energy, Inc.
Founder and CEO Planar Energy, Inc. which is developing high energy density solid state thin film batteries consumer, commercial and military applications. Planar Energy was founded in partnership with venture capital firm that specializes in spin-outs of technology based companies from research centers.