ADVANO is a nanotechnology company delivering a scalable solution for lithium-ion batteries with higher energy density.

ADVANO combines nanotechnology with fundamental chemical engineering principles to accelerate the renewable energy revolution.

ADVANO was founded in 2014 by Alexander Girau. The company is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an office in San Francisco, California.


Advano uses recycled silicon to increase the density of their lithium-ion batteries, making them smaller, longer lasting, and more cost effective. These batteries are used in everyday products such as cars and phones.


ADVANO is backed by Mitsui Kinzoku, SBI Material Innovation Fund, Future Shape, Y Combinator, Thiel Capital, Data Collective and others. The company closed its Series A round with $18.5M on Jan 28, 2020. This brings Advano's total funding to $23.8M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $23.8M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: New Orleans
  • State: Louisiana
  • Country: United States
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