Committed to shaping the future of mobility and battery technology, our team brings more than 65 years of cumulative battery industry experience.
The Sionic Energy Team
- John Chen
John ChenJohn, Chairman of Sionic Energy's Board, is a Managing General Partner and Co-founder of Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP). He brings over 25 years of experience in venture capital, start-ups, industry, and R&D. Prior to co-founding PVP, Dr. Chen was a Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures, where he formulated Battery’s Advanced Materials strategy, sourced over 1,200 investment opportunities, and led and managed several investments with applications in IT and CleanTech.
- Robert Fenwick-Smith
Robert Fenwick-SmithRobert is the Founder and Manager of Aravaipa Venture Fund I and Aravaipa Growth Equity Fund II, the world's first EDG pre-SPAC fund. He is the Co-Chairman of Lightning eMotors and is a distinguished businessman and venture capitalist.
- Lynden Archer, Ph.D.
Lynden Archer, Ph.D.Dr. Archer is a Co-Founder of Sionic and the James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor at the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Cornell University. Dr. Archer’s research interests include synthesis, transport properties, and electrochemical applications of polymers and nanoparticle-polymer hybrid materials.
- Coppelia Marincovic
Coppelia MarincovicCoppelia Marincovic is Investment Manager North America at Solvay Ventures. She enjoys working with passionate entrepreneurs with a strong vision and potential for impact. Her prior experience in VC was at Sofinnova Partners, a large VC fund based in Paris where she specialized in cleantech and industrial biology.