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Cogenra delivers storable, distributed generation of solar cooling, heat, & electricity in a single product at the lowest cost of energy.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
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Company Summary

Cogenra’s mission is to enable widespread adoption of clean renewable energy by providing storeable, distributed generation of solar cooling, heat, and electricity. Funded by Khosla Ventures and led by a team of seasoned executives and engineers, Cogenra has deployed over 30 installations to large commercial, industrial, and institutional customers. Customers include military, municipalities, campuses, hotels, and food and beverage producers.


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    Gilad Almogy
    CEO, Founder

    Dr. Gilad Almogy brings more than a decade of experience leading global technology organizations. Prior to founding Cogenra, Dr. Almogy was a senior vice president at Applied Materials (AMAT), in charge of the Display and Thin Film Solar Products business segment. Dr. Almogy joined Applied Materials in 1997 through the acquisition of Orbot Instruments and went on to become the General Manager of its’ PDC (Process Diagnostics and Control) Business

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    Andrea Gains-Germain
    Director of Product Management

    Ms. Gains-Germain brings a strong academic and professional background in the energy sector to the Cogenra team. Serving as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, she received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, with a focus in thermosciences and energy systems, from Stanford University.

    Previously, Andrea was a mechanical designer at GLHN Architects and Engineers, where she worked with efficient air-conditioning (HVAC) system

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    Ratson Morad
    COO, VP R&D

    Mr. Ratson Morad brings 20 years experience building start-up companies and global organizations in the high tech sector, predominantly for photovoltaic and semiconductor equipment. Prior to joining Cogenra, Mr. Morad was president and chief operating officer of DayStar Technologies (DSTI) where he was responsible for design, construction and staffing of a photovoltaic production facility. Previously, he was founding member and vice president of

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    Mani Thothadri
    VP Product Management and Marketing

    Dr. Mani Thothadri brings 14 years of operating experience in the semiconductor, display and solar industries. Prior to joining Cogenra as senior director of marketing and product management, Dr. Thothadri was a deputy general manager at Applied Materials with P&L responsibility for the Display business segment’s physical vapor deposition product. Previously, at Applied Materials, he held roles of increasing responsibility spanning the breadth fr

Previous Investors

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    Khosla Ventures