A materials technologist and serial entrepreneur, Bala Padmakumar has been the CEO of Amperics Inc, a high performance energy storage play that originated at UCLA, since 2011. In that time, Amperics has transitioned from proof-of-concept to full characterized products that are scaling into volume production and revenue. Apart from being in founding and senior management roles over the course of his career, Bala was also a venture partner at XSeed capital. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford.
Bala enjoys working with technical teams to develop, from concept, a customer-ready product and raise capital from a variety of sources to scale organizations to success.