Antora Energy and Feasible Join Inaugural GCxN Cohort

Five Cyclotron Road fellows are named in the inaugural cohort for the GCxN accelerator, a collaboration between Shell’s GameChanger program and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The cohort is developing long-term energy storage and control technologies for the energy grid of the future.

How Deepak Dugar is Fermenting Change in the Chemical Industry

By displacing petroleum-derived material feedstocks with engineered, bio-based alternatives, Visolis is focused on creating renewable products for the circular economy. With key pieces of the puzzle now set in place, Visolis’s founder, Deepak “Sultan of Scale” Dugar, is moving the firm from pilot scale to mass production.

Cyclotron Road Fellows Awarded More Than $6 Million in Dept. of Energy Funding

Antora Energy, Fervo Energy, Mosaic Materials and Visolis—four startups founded by Cyclotron Road fellows and alumni—received a total of $7.5 million in funding from a pair of Department of Energy offices as well as from the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (APRA-E) this month.

Cohort Two Startup Synvitrobio Raises Seed Round, Rebrands, Adds CSO

Founded by Cohort Two fellow Zachary Sun, Synvitrobio has announced an oversubscribed $2.6 million seed funding round as well as a new name—Tierra Biosciences—and the appointment of a chief scientific officer, Louis Metzger, who has a background in drug discovery at Novartis.

Q&A with former DARPA director Arati Prabhakar

“I’ve been a big fan of what Cyclotron Road is doing,” said former DARPA director Arati Prabhakar. “One of the big strengths is that it recognizes that there’s not a single recipe to figure out how every new insight progresses. Helping these researchers become entrepreneurs and figure out what the path is for their particular advance…that is extremely powerful.”