CEO: Jenna King

Revenue: Pre-revenue

No. of local employees: Undisclosed. A representative said Amionx and sister company American Lithium Energy have fewer than 50 employees

Investors: Jiang Fan, Jenna King, Rob Albert, Steve Altman, Qualcomm Inc.

Headquarters: Carlsbad

Year founded: 2016

What makes the company innovative: Amionx claims to have a proprietary technology that will prevent batteries from catching fire or exploding

— One of the biggest engineering puzzles of the decade is how to make peace with a new generation of batteries...

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