Volta Industries, LLC

Volta is building a highly profitable nationwide advertising network using EV charging stations as our creative surfaces.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 7
  • Website voltacharging.com

Company Summary

Volta is building a premium advertising network using Electric Vehicle charging stations as the creative medium. We install our 7' EV kiosks at trophy retail centers to provide 1-3 hour convenience charges. We earn up to $3500/month/kiosk through advertising on the station's large, back-lit faces. Free to the retail owner to have & free for the consumer to use, Volta is a disrupting the EV charging business and enhancing the advertising world.


  • Scott Mercer
    Co-Founder, CEO

    Scott is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for cars and technology that literally changes the world. With a degree from Cal Poly, Scott shares Elon Musk's vision for solving many environmental problems through expanded electric vehicle adoption. Scott designed Volta to build a profitable, sustainable EV charging network—independent of government grants or policy.

  • Michael Menendez
    Co-Founder, and Head of Technology

    Michael is a serial entrepreneur and engineering prodigy. Raised on automotive restoration and collecting, he is a true blooded auto enthusiast. Having a MS in Mechanical Engineering and three businesses under his belt, he has focused his time on designing and building elegant EV charging kiosks that are of the most attractive in the world. His patented work on EV station design and networking is the backbone of Volta's competitive advantage.

  • Chris Wendel
    Partner and Head of Finance

    Chris is a highly experienced global finance executive, with 13 years as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs (US, Germany, Japan), 2 1/2 years as Head of Equity Sales, Lehman (Japan), and 4 1/2 years as Senior Managing Director, Nomura Securities (Japan). Chris currently owns and manages Octagonal Partners, focusing on early-stage startups. His extensive experience in equity capital markets and sales management will be key to help Volta scale.

  • Steve Markowitz
    Partner and Head of Media Sales

    Serial entrepreneur and super-angel investor. Founding Chairman & CEO of MyPoints, which pioneered a creative new advertising medium. As CEO, led team to grow revenue from zero to $64MM in less than three years. Led IPO, achieving $1.4BB market cap. Former securities analyst at Fidelity. Lead mentor at and investor in Blue Startups and investor in 500 Startups. His extensive experience in Japan will be useful to Volta's international expansion.

  • Steve Kiser
    Partner and Head of Business Development

    Steve is an experienced military commander and a proven business leader. Between commanding organizations with more than 500 troops to running sales teams that exceeded goals by over 100%, Steve knows how to lead teams to excel. Specific experience includes Regional Sales Manager, EnerNOC (2010-2011); co-founder Enonymous (1998-99; $2.5M in funding). 3 military commands, including a combat command. Bronze Star & Defense Superior Service Medal.


  • Geoffrey Ossias, Quarles & Brady LLP
    Silicon Valley Financial Group

Previous Investors

  • Ulupono Ventures (VC firm of Pierre Omidyar, founder of E-Bay)
    Henk Rogers (Founder of Tetris, sponsor of Blue Planet Foundation)
    Blue StartUps

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