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Xolve, Inc.

Xolve fundamentally shifts the price/performance ratio of nanomaterials, disrupting the markets for polymer composite and energy materials.

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  • Industry Nanotechnology
  • Location Middleton, WI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2008
  • Employees 7
  • Website

Company Summary

Xolve has fundamentally changed the world of nanomaterials with its discoveries. It has given nanomaterials the super performance always expected but never achieved and done so at low cost. The Company has the ability to offer the polymer composite and energy storage materials markets dramatically improved materials at standard prices and in a form the customer can use with no new knowledge or equipment.


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    John B. Biondi
    President & CEO

    Xolve is Mr. Biondi’s sixth early stage company as a senior manager, his second nanotechnology venture and his third stint as CEO. He helped found two of his previous companies. Two of these companies he has been involved with made successful initial public offerings, a third was acquired and the other two are profitable companies. He has raised over 50 million in equity capital in these ventures.

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    Allen D. Clauss
    Vice President of R&E

    Dr. Clauss holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana; he is a very experienced industrial chemist and development manager. He previously served as a senior R&D manager for the Procter and Gamble Company. He holds 8 patents.

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    Miguel A. Mireles
    Director of Business Development

    Mr. Mireles holds a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Texas Tech, a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and an MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is experienced in the areas of intellectual property, corporate valuations, mergers and acquisitions.

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    Eric Apfelbach
    Board Chair

    Mr. Apfelbach is a serial entrepreneur who has been involved in the start-up phase of four high tech businesses in the last nine years. He has raised over $170 million in combined funds for these companies. He is currently CEO of ZBB, Inc., a publicly-traded company.

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    James P. Hamilton
    Chief Scientific Officer

    Dr. Hamilton is currently Professor in Chemistry and Engineering Physics at UW-Platteville. He is also Director of the new UW-System Nanotechnology Center for Collaborative Research and Development and a University of Wisconsin Distinguished Professor. Xolve is Dr. Hamilton's second nanomaterials company.


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    Alphatech Counsel, Middleton, WI

Previous Investors

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    Royal DSM, N.V, Heerlen, Netherlands, The Nordic Group, Inc., Baraboo, WI
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    The New Capital Fund, Appleton, WI, Peak Ridge Capital, Boston, MA
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    WiSys, Madison, WI