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CT Green Guide Fall 2016

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6 CONNECTICUT GREEN GUIDE • FALL 2016 www.CTGreenGuide.com By Matt Pilon C hristina Lampe-Onnerud, an inorganic chemist and battery expert, launched a successful com- pany in Massachusetts over a decade ago. Now she's hoping for a repeat performance in Connecticut. She and a handful of other original founders of lithium-ion battery maker Boston-Power, including her husband, Per Onnerud, have officially launched Caden- za Innovation in Oxford. Cadenza revealed in mid-July that it had raised $5.2 million — capital it intends to use to hire staff and fur- ther develop its battery storage offerings, among other tasks. Connecticut's quasi-public venture capital and lend- ing arm, Connecticut Innovations, participated in the round, which was led by New York-based Golden Seeds. In a telephone interview last month, Lampe-Onnerud said Cadenza is targeting the electric-vehicle and elec- tric-storage markets. The company doesn't intend to be a battery manufacturer, but aims to license its technology and architectures to battery makers and others, she said. Mass. battery entrepreneur sets sights on CT Christina Lampe-Onnerud (center) aims to grow her new Oxford battery company with the help of the team that helped her launch Boston Power in 2005, including husband Per Onnerud (rear). PHOTO | CADENZA INNOVATION

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