The story of how Bill Gates discovered (& backed) a battery startup ??? Cleantech News and Analysis


“Bill Gates started taking a class from Liquid Metal Battery founder and MIT Professor Don Sadoway via MIT???s online open-course program. Gates took Sadoway???s 34-lecture series on batteries and contacted Sadoway by email to meet with him and learn more, said Giudice. ???At first Don thought it was a joke,??? said Giudice, ???but then realized it was actually Gates and that Gates was serious,??? said Giudice. Soon after, Gates invested in Sadoway???s new battery venture Liquid Metal Battery, and has also invested in at least four other battery startups.”

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