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18

Portfolio Exits

5

About Lanza techVentures

Lanza Tech Ventures is a California based venture capital firm specializing in investments in early-stage companies.

Lanza techVentures Headquarter Location

165 University Avenue Suite 200

Palo Alto, California, 94301,

United States

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Lanza techVentures’ Lucio Lanza Joins NexTech Batteries Board of Directors

Jun 8, 2022

By Will Work to Meet NexTech’s Mission to Make Batteries More affordable, Durable, Safer PALO ALTO, Calif., June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NexTech Batteries , the global leader in proprietary lithium-sulfur battery technology, today named Lucio Lanza, managing partner of Lanza techVentures , to its Board of Directors. In announcing Lanza’s appointment, Bill Burger, founder, chairman and CEO of NexTech Batteries, praised him for his technical abilities, business acumen and ability to identify the promise of entrepreneurial ventures. “I had the pleasure of working with Lucio at Intel and know the valuable insights he brings to a company he believes in,” says Burger. “Lucio and I will work closely to meet NexTech’s mission to make batteries more affordable, more durable and safer.” “NexTech is focused on sustainability and environmental stewardship,” notes Lanza. “It holds the promise of delivering solid-state batteries to revolutionize the automotive industry, renewable energy and grid storage applications and portable electronics while setting a new standard in energy density, safety and cost. With Bill Burger’s leadership, extensive experience and well-honed skillset, NexTech is certain to meet its goals to become the leading company in the world for energy storage. I’m delighted to be named to NexTech’s board.” Headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, NexTech batteries develops lithium-sulfur (Li-S) battery technology using processes and earth-friendly materials to produce batteries with energy densities and overall power superior to current lithium-ion batteries. It was founded in 2016 after securing license rights and patents to lithium sulfur battery technology developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, recognizing the promise and scientific superiority of lithium sulfur. About NexTech Batteries NexTech batteries is a global leader in lithium-sulfur battery science underpinned by patented processes and materials that produce energy density far superior to previous generation batteries. The Carson City, Nevada- based company is positioned to offer lithium-sulfur batteries with unparalleled safety, superior performance, lower weight and lower cost to global vehicle electrification, consumer electronics, renewable energy storage, aircraft and more. Focus on a more ethical supply chain and environmental stewardship is reinforced by the company’s push for U.S.-sourced materials and no reliance on expensive or foreign commodities. NexTech batteries was founded in early 2016 and was the result of the exclusive license to the rights and patents to the lithium-sulfur battery technology developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. About Lanza techVentures Lanza techVentures is an early-stage investment firm that transforms innovative startups into high-value companies through unique vision, insight and a profound understanding of technology and its trends. Founded in 2001 by Lucio Lanza, Lanza techVentures acts as a strategic partner and advisor for early- to mid-stage companies in the design software and IP, semiconductor and the open-source silicon movement, healthcare and biotechnology market sectors. Dr. Lanza, who serves as Lanza techVentures’ managing partner, has been active in the technology sector as an engineer, an executive and an investor for more than 50 years. Computer and chip design done today directly benefits from the critical role that he and Lanza techVentures play in bringing key technologies to market, having invested in more than 50 companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. Many of these companies continue to be growing concerns, while others have reached successful outcomes through an IPO or by merger or acquisition with other companies. Follow Lanza techVentures at:

Lanza techVentures Investments

18 Investments

Lanza techVentures has made 18 investments. Their latest investment was in Bloomlife as part of their Series A on October 10, 2017.

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Lanza techVentures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/18/2017

Series A

Bloomlife

$8.11M

No

1

2/3/2017

Series C

Altia Systems

$9.45M

No

1

8/15/2016

Seed VC

Bloomlife

$4M

Yes

3

11/19/2014

Seed VC

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10

6/24/2014

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

10/18/2017

2/3/2017

8/15/2016

11/19/2014

6/24/2014

Round

Series A

Series C

Seed VC

Seed VC

Series C

Company

Bloomlife

Altia Systems

Bloomlife

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Amount

$8.11M

$9.45M

$4M

$99M

New?

No

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

3

10

10

Lanza techVentures Portfolio Exits

5 Portfolio Exits

Lanza techVentures has 5 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Numerate on September 25, 2020.

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Companies

Valuation
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Sources

9/25/2020

Acquired

$99M

2

2/19/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

2/18/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/10/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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0

6/21/2004

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$99M

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0

Date

9/25/2020

2/19/2019

2/18/2014

10/10/2011

6/21/2004

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

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$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

0

0

Lanza techVentures Team

1 Team Member

Lanza techVentures has 1 team member, including current Managing Director, Lucio L. Lanza.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Lucio L. Lanza

Carnegie Mellon University, U.S. Venture Partners, and Cadence

Managing Director

Current

Name

Lucio L. Lanza

Work History

Carnegie Mellon University, U.S. Venture Partners, and Cadence

Title

Managing Director

Status

Current

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