CFX Battery Raises $15M More

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Azusa-based CFX Battery , a developer of advanced battery technology, said today at Los Angeles Technology Week that the firm has just closed a $15M, Series B funding round. CFX, a spinout of Caltech, is developing both primary and secondary batteries. Joseph Fisher, the firm's CEO, said on a panel that the investment was led by an unnamed strategic investor. READ MORE>>.

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Contour Energy Targets Use In Medical Devices

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the venture backed developers of advanced battery systems, said today that it is targeting the medical device market with its products. The firm said its Li/CFx battery cells are particularly well-suited for medical applications, due to a flat discharge profile, low internal resistance, and light weight.

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Contour Energy Merges With ActaCell

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Azusa-based advanced battery developer Contour Energy Systems has merged with Austin-based ActaCell Energy Systems , the two said Wednesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The two said the merger would help accelerate the companies' technology to market. ActaCell is venture backed by DFJ Mercury, Good Energies, Applied Ventures and Google.org. Contour Energy Systems is backed by In-Q-Tel, SBI Jeffires Asia, CMEA Capital, Harris & Harris, Schlumberger and U.S.

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Contour Energy Systems Names New CEO

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Azusa-based battery technology firm Contour Energy Systems announced this morning that it has named Louis E. Lupo as the company's new President and CEO. Lupo joins from T3 Technology, and also has served at EaglePicher Technologies, Honeywell International, and BE Aerospace. The firm said that Lupo, a 25-year vet of the industry, will drive strategic growth in aerospace, defense, medical and other niche primary-battery markets.

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Contour Energy Systems Finds More Funding

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the developer of battery technology based on research from Caltech, said today that it has raised a Series C funding round. The firm said the new funding came from Singapore investment fund EDBI, CMEA Capital, Harris & Harris, Schlumberger, and U.S. Venture Partners. Size of the funding round was not announced by the company.

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Contour Energy Closes $20M In Series C

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the developer of battery technology based on research from Caltech, announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round. The company said it added new investor SBI Jeffries Asia Fund L.P. as a new investor in the round. Other investors in the round included CMEA Capital, Harris & Harris, Schlumberger and U.S. Venture Partners. The firm said the new funding will go towards production capacity and working capital.

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Contour Energy Names Advisory Board

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Azusa-based Contour Energy , the advanced battery company backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris , Schlumberger and US Venture Partners, said today that it has formed a new Scientific Advisory Board.

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Contour Energy Systems Doubles Headquarters Space

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the Caltech spinoff commercializing advanced battery systems, reported today that it has doubled the size of its company headquarters. The firm said it has added an additional 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space, as it prepares for ramp of production of its batteries. Contour is venture backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris, Schlumberger and US Venture Partners.

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CFX Battery Gets $14.2M

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CFX Battery's Fisher said it will use the new funding to double manufacturing capacity at its Azusa headquarters. Asuza-based CFX Battery , a Caltech spinout developing battery systems, is announcing today that it has raised $14.2M in additional funding. The firm said the Series B round came from CMEA Capital, Harris & Harris, Schlumberger and US Venture Partners. CFX Battery is run by Joe Fisher, and was co-founded by Nobel Laureate and Caltech Chemistry professor Dr. Robert Grubbs.

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Contour Energy Systems Names New Sales, Marketing Head

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Azusa-based Contour Energy , the developer of advanced battery technology, said today that it has named Joe Carcone as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and also promoted Dr. Simon Jones to Vice President of Technology. Carcone joins the firm from PowerGenix, where he was Vice president of Marketing and Sales. Carone has also served at SANYON Energy USA, GE, and Bell Labs.

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Contour Energy Rolls Out New Coin Cells

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Azusa-based Contour Energy , the battery technology firm based on technology licensed from Caltech, announced this morning that it has debuted a new line of coin cell batteries based on its technology. The firm said it has introduced a new coin cell family which uses its Fluorinetic technology, which it says delivers "significantly longer" battery life and better energy density than both primary lithium and rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

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Contour Energy Targets 3DTV

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the advanced battery manufacturer and technology developer headed by Joseph Fisher, announced today that it has launched a new line of coin cell batteries targeted specifically at 3DTV, active shutter glasses. The firm--which is developing batteries originally developed at Caltech--said its new high performance coin cells last 61 percent longer that competing brands of batteries.

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Contour Energy Gets New Patent

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the Caltech battery technology startup headed by Joe Fisher, said today that it has been awarded a new, U.S. patent. According to the firm, the new patent covers its production process and fluorinated multi-layered carbon nanomaterials, which are used in its batteries. The U.S. patent is number 7794880, and according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark office was filed in November of 2006.

Contour Energy Expands In UK

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , the Caltech spinout working on Flourine-based battery systems, said today that it has opened up a new limited subsidiary in the United Kingdom. Contour Energy said that the new location will provide a "strategic presence" in advance of its rollout of its commercial battery systems in Europe. The firm said that it has opened a headquarters in Midlands, UK headed by Simon Lee-Overy. Lee-Overy was previously at Energizer.

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CFX Battery Becomes Contour Energy, Out Of Stealth

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Azusa-based CFX Battery , the stealthy Caltech battery spinoff, said today that it has renamed itself Contour Energy , and emerged out of stealth mode. Contour Energy said it is developing advancements in fluorine-based battery chemistries, nanomaterials science, and manufacturing processes, and is targeted at portable power products. The firm--fresh off $14.2M

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CFX Battery Raises $5M

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Azusa-based CFX Battery , a developer of battery technology, has raised $5.0M in what looks to be the first tranche of an ongoing funding round. The funding came to light through a regulatory filing this week. According to the filing, the new funding is part of a $26.9M fundraising effort by the firm. No details of the funding have been released by the company, however, CFX has previously raised funding from CMEA Ventures, Harris and Harris, and US Venture Partners.

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CFX Battery Ups Funding To Nearly $15.2M

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Azusa-based CFX Battery , a Caltech spinout developing advanced battery technology, has upped its funding to nearly $15.2M, according to a regulatory filing by the firm today. CFX Battery has previously raised funding from CMEA Ventures, Harris and Harris, and US Venture Partners. CFX is developing both primary and rechargeable battery technology, which is says provides high performance, is environmentally friends, and cost effective.

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Contour Energy Announces Coin Cell Battery Line

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Azusa-based Contour Enery Systems , the battery technology startup which is backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris, Schlumberger and US Venture Partners, said today that it is planing the release of its first line of coin cell batteries, starting in Q4.

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Contour Energy Expands Board

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Azusa-based Contour Energy , the developer of advanced battery technology backed by CMEA Capital, Harris and Harris, Schlumberger and US Venture Partners, announced today that it has named automotive executive Francois Castaing to its board of directors.

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Contour Energy In Technology Deal With MIT

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Azusa-based Contour Energy , the developer of next-generation battery systems headed by Joe Fisher, said today that it has acquired carbon nanotube technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Controu said the technology can "dramatically improve" the power capabilities of lithium-ion batteries. Financial details of the licensing deal were not announced.

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CFX Battery Gains $11M

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Azusa-based CFX Battery, a Caltech spinout focused on primary and rechargeable battery technology, has scored $11M in a $15.18M funding round, according to a regulatory funding. The funding was first disclosed December 24th in a filing with the SEC. The funding came from existing investors CMEA Ventures, Harris and Harris, and US Venture Partners. Details on the funding were uncovered by PE Week from the filings. CFX Battery is headed by T.

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Contour Energy Scores Funding From In-Q-Tel

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Azusa-based Contour Energy Systems , which is developing next generation battery systems, is announcing today that it has scored a strategic investment from In-Q-Tel , the investment arm of the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies. Amount of the investment was not disclosed. Contour Energy said that the strategic investment and technology development agreement will go to advance its portable power solutions for various terrestrial and emerging applications.

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Interview with Joe Fisher, Contour Energy

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Earlier this month, Azusa-based CFX Battery , a stealthy battery technology spinout from Caltech, announced it had raised a new round of funding worth $14.2M.