Rajan Kumar, a UC San Diego doctoral student and founder of Ocella, stands with a mannequin in the university’s nanobioelectronics lab. The mannequin’s T-shirt carries a variety of sensors.

Rajan Kumar, a UC San Diego doctoral student and founder of Ocella, stands with a mannequin in the university’s nanobioelectronics lab. The mannequin’s T-shirt carries a variety of sensors. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

OCELLA

CEO: Rajan Kumar

Revenue: Pre-revenue

No. of local employees: Four

Investors: Institute for the Global Entrepreneur, Rajan Kumar

Headquarters: UC San Diego

Year founded: 2017

What makes the company innovative: Ocella produces rechargeable batteries made with an innovative polymer (made of polystyrene and isoprene) that makes them stretchable and form-fitting.

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