Cyclotron Road is building a new pathway for hard-tech innovators to drive their high impact concept from idea to commercial use. We currently support a portfolio of 21 companies developing a myriad of technologies aimed a large societal challenges. Our program is positioned to add up to 12 new companies every year making Cyclotron Road one of the most active early-stage hard-tech “investors” in the world.
A key element of Cyclotron Road’s success is an ability to align innovators with the appropriate sources of financial capital at the appropriate time. While venture capital is often the default funding source for early-stage innovations, VC represents just one portion of a spectrum of capital that can be deployed to support high-impact hard-tech innovations. We aim to create new funding approaches that can leverage the broader spectrum of financial capital to optimize support for innovators at Cyclotron Road and beyond.
The Investment Manager will work with Cyclotron Road's executive team to define, construct and support the creation of Cyclotron Road's investment platforms. Additionally, the Investment Manager will be a key liaison between Cyclotron Road Cohort companies and the investment community. The Investment Manager will be hired as a full time employee of Activation Energy with competitive salary and full benefits.
About Cyclotron Road and Activation Energy
Cyclotron Road is an innovation program based in Berkeley, CA, where it operates the world’s first entrepreneurial research fellowship. As Cyclotron Road Fellows, top innovators are embedded at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for two years while they advance a project with the potential for global impact. Since 2015, Cyclotron Road has awarded more than $10 million directly to 28 innovators, who have gone on to generate more than $30 million in early-stage funding to support their projects.
Cyclotron Road is managed as a partnership between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Activation Energy, an independent not-for-profit organization. This partnership provides a platform for deep engagement with both public and private sector partners, allowing Cyclotron Road to more effectively address the most critical barriers facing our innovators as they move their ideas from lab the market. Cyclotron Road is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, the California Energy Commission, and a number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.