Our Story

From its founding in 2010, Imprint Energy has set out to revolutionize portable power. We're developing new ways to significantly improve performance and safety, remove form factor limitations, and reduce mass production costs.

Our batteries are based on the ZincPoly™ electrochemistry system—a technology developed by our CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Christine Ho at UC Berkeley. Utilizing a series of electrochemical inks and an easily scalable, print-based manufacturing process, we've created a battery that opens doors to inventive product design possibilities. 

We always welcome the opportunity to build relationships with those who share in our mission to disrupt the battery industry, not to just incrementally change it. At Imprint Energy, we’re focused on transforming batteries to power the next generation of devices that will change our world. 

At our core, we're a battery company.

But we're a battery company that strives to not only think outside the box, but to crush it and create something unprecedented.


The Team


Brooks Kincaid

Professor James Evans
UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering

Professor Paul Wright
UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering

Russ Wilcox
CEO, Piper Therapeutics
Former CEO of E-Ink


Christine Ho, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Devin MacKenzie, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer

George Jue
Chief Financial Officer



Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP) is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests in start-up teams developing breakthrough advanced materials innovations. PVP brings a specialized knowledge of materials sciences, industrial value chains, and business models to its investments. The firm assists entrepreneurs with customer and supply chain business development and provides strategic and operational support throughout a company’s lifecycle. PVP enjoys strategic relationships with a diversified consortium of industry leading corporations who help define industry needs and opportunities.


AME Cloud Ventures is a venture fund led by Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!. AME Cloud Ventures focuses on seed to later stage companies building infrastructure and value chains around data. The firm focuses on technology-heavy companies gathering or creating unique data at every stage of the data stack—from infrastructure all the way to applications, mobile, and sensors.