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A History of Making Big Things Happen

DANIEL KONOPKA, PhD
Co-founder, CTO

LinkedIn Profile

  • Solar Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development at California Institute of Technology NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Broad background in materials science and energy systems
  • PhD Chemical Engineering, MS Nanoscience & Microsystems

JASON SEEDIG
Co-founder, Chairman

LinkedIn Profile

  • Currently CEO-Founder of Vertech Solutions Group; software and services in the mortgage industry
  • Extensive startup experience
  • Worked with Jeff and Reuben at Proterra enabling the sales and marketing team to sell more buses

JEFF GRANATO
President & CEO

LinkedIn Profile

  • Co-founder CEO of Proterra Inc
  • Executive leader of 3 startups from zero to > $500 million
  • McKinsey & Co Growth Practice
  • VC and Private Equity Executive
  • E&Y Mergers & Acquisition Group
  • Kellogg GSM MBA

REUBEN SARKAR
COO

LinkedIn Profile

  • DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation
  • Head of engineering for Proterra Inc
  • Project manager responsible for Development and launch of Chevy Volt
  • University of Michigan MBA,
    MSE Chemical Engineering,
    BSE Chemical Engineering

Team Accomplishments

  • Successfully developed and launched products such as the Chevrolet Volt and Proterra Electric Bus
  • Have rallied global markets to support new products and businesses
  • Have developed strong buy-in and commitment to product vision from employees, investors, customers, supply chain and governments
  • Built and scaled multiple businesses from startup to >$500 Million
  • Proterra is now in over 40 cities, has greater than a 70% market share
  • Deep network in key areas to grow the business with the best talent and partners

Alligant Company Timeline

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2012
2012

8/2012

Daniel conceives of idea for Alligant’s technology [question of “why is no one doing this?” arose several years prior]

2012

12/2012

Daniel Shares ideas with Jason over a casual meeting

2013
2013

3/2013

Jason and Daniel commit to pursing idea

2013

6/2013

 Alligant Scientific LLC is founded in Colorado

2013

1/2013

Jason surfaces the idea for ‘joining’ and got positive feedback from various parties

2013

9/2013

Jason makes initial seed investment and Daniel sets up makeshift lab to begin R&D

2013

10/2013 – 11/2014

During early development many approaches are tested to determine joining application feasibility

2014
2014

12/2014

Early results demonstrating successful metal joining using a new process

2015
2015

3/2015

 Initial working technology platform for heat and pressure-free materials joining

2015

5/2015

Initial external seed investment received

2015

10/2015

Incremental seed investments continue as Alligant moves to robust lab space at the Fitzsimons Bioscience Park

2015

11/2015

 Alligant acquires Phenom XL Scanning Electron Microscope with Elemental Analysis capabilities for high resolution assessment of materials

2016
2016

4/2016

System for live process monitoring system is identified

2016

5/2016

Multinational prior art search, led by Polsinelli, is completed confirming Alligant’s domain over the materials joining and manipulation solution

2016

6/2016

 Development of a new chemistry supporting the deposition of iron with high purity, strong adhesion, and smooth surface finish

2016

7/2016

Provisional patent filing for Alligant’s metal-materials manipulation platform: Encompassing hardware, software, chemistry, and method

2016

10/2016

 Alligant applies for fast-track patent protection for a new iron chemistry

2016

11/2016

Jeff Granato hired as CEO to develop our business strategy and begin to attract employees and investors

2017
2017

3/2017

Materials joining speeds of hours to several minutes are demonstrated

2017

5/2017

Prior art searches are updated including latest development, confirming novelty of Alligant’s technology

About Us

We live our company values

  • As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, and continual self-improvement
  • We are respectful, helpful and kind to one another. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through
  • We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, partners, and each other by honoring our commitments, providing results, and striving for the highest quality

We encourage one another

  • Be consistent, communicate frequently, recognize contributions
  • Focus on Operating Excellence – We must focus on performance to deliver on the full operating and financial potential of our company.
  • Act with Speed – With increase in size comes the challenge of operating in a timely fashion. We must avoid bureaucratic delays. We must remain agile enough to act faster than our competitors as this is one of our true advantages.
  • Communicate Openly – We want good news to travel fast and bad news to travel even faster. We need to be mindful of the importance of honestly communicating problems as well as successes. The sooner we communicate a problem, the easier it is for us to solve it.