[Funding alert] Ex-Ather Energy led Exponent Energy raises $5M in pre-Series A round

Exponent Energy, an innovation startup devoted to improving on energy for electric vehicles (EVs), on Wednesday reported it has brought $5 million up in a pre-Series A series of financing. Existing financial backer, YourNest VC drove the round.


Other existing financial backers, 3one4 Capital and AdvantEdge VC, multiplied down on their prior speculation as the new round saw the cooperation of Motherson Group, a main worldwide provider of car parts.


Driven by previous Ather Energy CPO Arun Vinayak alongside his partner at Ather Energy Sanjay Byalal, Exponent Energy plans to improve on energy for EVs. In accordance with this, the organization as of late disclosed its battery pack and charging station called the E-pack and E-siphon that together opens a 15-minute quick charge and gives a 3000 cycle life guarantee (another industry standard) — all done on a scope of reasonable Li-particle cells.

This is made conceivable by their restrictive BMS and charging calculations, layered on top of their interesting E-pack plan.


The organization will utilize the assets raised to start business activities and scale it across numerous urban communities beginning with Bengaluru from mid 2022; enlist across item and designing groups to guarantee their items enter creation, work out a powerful arrangement group for smooth tasks and twofold down on its product items to make a consistent client experience.


"We're eager to extend our association with our current financial backers who've watched us work without any preparation. Motherson coming on board enhances scale as for OEM connections and assembling organizations. Given the interest saw for our quick charging innovation in the coordinations space, we focused on shutting the Pre-Series A to enter the market by mid 2022."


Market Opportunity

The originator expresses that EVs today take anyplace between 4 to 8 hours to accuse of batteries that last ~1000 cycles, making a messed up energy biological system.


Long charge times lead to poor charging station use, making them unbeneficial as a business, and prompting a scant organization presence. Slow charging prompts bigger unoptimised batteries to battle range nervousness, making the vehicle massive and costly. A short battery life drives battery pack financing high as can be further adding strain to the end customer and hampering EV reception.

Talking about the organization's vision, Arun states,


"For almost 10 years, partners have met up to settle the drivetrains of the EV environment, finishing the 0-1 shift and cleaned for EV reception. Notwithstanding, to open scale, the 1-100 excursion needs energy associations made in a manner that makes a mutual benefit win situation for the shopper, the vehicle maker, and the charging station accomplice. At Exponent, we are making that more profound effect for everybody to scale dramatically."


"Wide-scale reception of EVs will be restricted due to the delayed charging hours and confined charging foundation. Example Energy has fostered the truly necessary restrictive fast charging battery and framework innovation to give a consistent and quick charging experience of 're-energize like you refuel'. With this round of speculation, the organization intends to enter and turn into a prevailing player in the market to make our reality maintainable," added Sunil Goyal, Managing Director, YourNest VC.


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