Organization closed on November 22, 2010
Funding Received
$3.2 Million in 1 Round from 4 Investors
Woburn, MA
Wakonda Technologies is engaged in the development and marketing of solar electric technology.
Clean Technology

Company Details


Wakonda Technologies was founded in 2005 by Dr. Les Fritzemeier and Professor Ryne Raffaelle of the Rochester Institute of Technology. The company was established to exploit the intersection of their respective skills in metallurgical processing and advanced photovoltaic devices.

Wakonda was started in Rochester NY and used the facilities at RIT, Cornell University and several government agencies to conduct proof of concept experiments. In 2008, the company moved to Massachusetts to accelerate product development and early commercialization. Wakonda has received several honors over its short history, winning the first ever Golden Horseshoe Business Challenge in upstate NY and being named the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007.

Investors (4)

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    Advanced Technology Ventures

    Advanced Technology Ventures focuses on investing in the ICT, infrastructure, consumer...
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    General Catalyst Partners

    General Catalyst Partners is a venture capital firm that makes early-stage and growth equity...
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    Polaris Partners

    Polaris Partners is a venture company investing in digital media, life sciences, and enterprise...
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    Applied Ventures

    Applied Ventures, LLC is the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMAT), the...

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Office

    2A Gill Street Woburn

    Woburn, MA


Images (1)

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