Our Company

Sakuu® is a leading provider of commercial-scale printing equipment and technologies to the battery industry. Sakuu’s dry-process platforms enable rapid innovation while reducing waste and avoiding toxins. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Sakuu’s team is transforming manufacturing to power a more sustainable future. 

Our Mission

To be the gold standard for sustainable manufacturing of next generation batteries.

Timeline

2024

Coming soon...

2023

Manufacturing: Sakuu validates Kavian® dry printing process in its Cypress™ Li-Metal cells.

Company: Sakuu debuts High Energy Li-Metal Cypress™ Battery Cell Chemistry for Manufacturing License.

Manufacturing & Battery Technology: Sakuu is the first company of record to 3D print fully functional batteries in custom shapes and sizes with patterned openings for thermal management in a fully dry process.

2022

Manufacturing: Kavian D-1000 platform prints advanced active device. 

Sakuu opens 79,000 square foot Kavian platform development facility in San Jose, California. 

2021

Battery Technology: 3Ah cells ship to clients worldwide in Q4.

Battery Technology: 1000mAh battery powers drone flight.

KeraCel rebrands to Sakuu.

$50M Series A funding round.

2020

Battery Technology: First company of record to 3D print a ceramic battery.

2019

Battery Technology: First known multi-material, multi-process printing of an electrical device. 

Manufacturing: Developed first known multi-material, multi-process platform.

2018

Materials: Sakuu's first material set for electro-chemical device developed.

2017

Battery Technology: Sakuu's first patent filed for solid-state battery structure. 

2016

KeraCel is founded by CEO Robert Bagheri in San Jose, California—later to become Sakuu. Bagheri infuses the process and rigor learned from multiple successful ventures in the semiconductor industry into pioneering mass-scale state-of-the-art battery technology and printing.

Senior Leadership

Robert Bagheri
Chief Executive Officer, Founder & Director
Karl Littau
Chief Technology Officer
Amir Mashkoori
Chief Commercial Officer
Jim Ritter
Chief Development Officer
David Pederson
VP, Marketing
Nahid Afshar
SVP, Manufacturing Technology & Quality
Arwed Niestroj
SVP Customer Success

Board of Directors

Camillo Martino
Chairman

Partners and Investors

We partner with established and emerging leaders to bring our vision of high-volume, sustainably printed batteries to industries worldwide.