About Us

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Blue Current Is a Leader in the Next Phase of Innovation in the Battery Industry

We are a diverse team with backgrounds in deep research, implementation and go-to-market experience. We are located in Hayward, CA at the center of the Bay Area, between San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. That positions us within a 30 minute drive to most of the world’s leading automotive, cloud and consumer electronics companies. From the shoreline to the hills, Hayward is a vibrant community at the center of it all featuring miles of hiking and walking trails, many of which are accessible from Blue Current’s campus.  Our headquarters includes state-of-the-art development and manufacturing facilities, with over four thousand square feet of dry room space, as well as extensive battery testing and logistics facilities.

scientists working in the Blue Current labs

Journey from R&D to Commercialization

2014

Company Founded to Build a Safe Battery

2015

Move to Small Berkeley Lab With Only Two Glove Boxes

2016

New CTO Joins and Company Pivots to Focus On Fully Dry Elastic Composite Cell Development

2018

Company Accelerates Focus On Silicon-First Battery Design With High Silicon Content

2019

Move to Larger Pilot Facility in Hayward, CA

Fall 2021

New CEO Joins to Focus On Commercialization

Fall 2021

First Cells Cycling With <1 MPa Pressure

Spring 2022

New VP Advanced Manufacturing Joins & Koch Invests $30 Million

Winter 2022

Plan to Build Pilot Factory Started

Summer 2023

10X Silicon Content & First Multi-Layered Cells Start Cycling

Fall 2023

Investors Expand Funding; Evaluation Projects With Auto and Non-Auto Partners Ongoing

Leadership

Ben Eiref

Chief Executive Officer
Ben has decades of experience building new businesses in the electric…

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Kevin Wujcik, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer
Kevin joined Blue Current as Chief Technology Officer in…

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Yutaka Wakai

Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing
Yutaka has thirty years of experience scaling battery production…

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Stephanie Kua

Vice President of People
Stephanie has over 25 years of work experience in…

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Board Members

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Nitash Balsara, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Scientific Adviser, Board Member
Nitash Balsara is co-founder and serves as an advisor and board member…

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Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, Scientific Adviser, Board Member
Joseph M. DeSimone is co-founder and serves as…

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Louise Brady

Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC, Board Member
Louise is Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Piedmont Capital Partners…

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Robert Long

Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC, Board Member

Bobby is a Partner in Piedmont Capital Partners…

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Jon Chisholm

Koch Disruptive Technologies, Board Member

Jon Chisholm is the managing director for Koch Disruptive Technologies (“KDT”)… 

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