Sila’s Gene Berdichevsky on the ‘5-year roller coaster’ facing battery companies
Sila finds itself in a perfect storm of product-market fit and is steadily advancing on its path to produce battery cells for automakers on U.S. soil.
Say hello to the kick-ass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022
TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event, Disrupt, back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20 shindig. Founders, investors, tech denizens, crypto
Lithium-silicon batteries get vote of confidence with Sila’s Mercedes deal
Sila's deal to produce automotive-scale battery materials suggests that the startup has solved lithium-silicon's Achilles' heel.
Electric Mercedes G-Class will go the distance with Sila’s energy-dense silicon anodes
Sila says its silicon anode material can boost energy density by 20% to 40% over existing cells.
Why emerging technology founders should tackle the hardest problems first
We caught up with Sila co-founder and CEO Gene Berdichevsky to explore how founders should think about scaling, how they should approach funding and why they should tackle the hardest problem first.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Palihapitiya on SPACs, inside Rivian’s IPO, BaaS pros talk shop
I have worked in startups for more than half of my life, and for most of that time, I was the only Black person in the room. As a result, the lack of representation in tech isn’t abstract to me. Bes