Wildcat Discovery Technologies

Wildcat Discovery Technologies is a developer of materials for the use in batteries. The company accelerates the discovery of new materials for energy applications, with a focus on the development of advanced materials for rechargeable and primary batteries.

Wildcat Discovery Technologies uses proprietary high throughput tools to rapidly develop and optimize breakthrough materials.

Wildcat Discovery was founded in 2006 by Robert Downs & Peter Schultz. The company is based in San Diego, California.

Wildcat’s business also includes collaborative development projects for materials for other applications, including gas storage, carbon capture, thermoelectrics, and structural materials.

Wildcat synthesizes and evaluates thousands of materials every week. The company uses proprietary unique-in-the-world high throughput synthesis and testing platforms to rapidly explore thousands of new materials with the goal of improving performance and reducing costs.

Wildcat Discovery's massively parallel combinatorial chemistry approach reduces R&D costs and speeds time to market. The reduction in experimental cost also enables exploration of high risk targets that are often never explored.

Wildcat is pursuing partnership and collaboration opportunities with corporate leaders throughout the battery supply chain, including global material suppliers, cell makers, and OEM’s throughout the automotive, electronics, medical, military, and consumer products industries.


Wildcat is backed by Flint Hills Resources, 5AM Ventures, IPM Group, Presidio Partners, Infield Capital and others. The company has raised $20M from a "Series C" funding on Oct 18, 2019.



  • Year founded: 2006
  • Funding Info: $20M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Diego
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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