Nanotech Firm Log 9 Materials Raises $2 M from Petronas Ventures

Highlights :

  • Log 9 Materials has concluded its Series A+ capital raise round of $10 Million by announcing $2 Million investment from PETRONAS Ventures.
  • The round was led by battery major Amara Raja Batteries and involved the participation of Exfinity Ventures and Sequoia Capital India’s Surge Programme.

Bengaluru-headquartered advanced battery-tech and deep-tech start-up Log 9 Materials has concluded its Series A+ capital raise round of $10 Million by announcing $2 Million investment from PETRONAS Ventures – the venture capital arm of PETRONAS, a global energy and solutions company.

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PETRONAS is ranked amongst the largest corporations on Fortune Global 500. This Series A+ funding round of Log 9 has been led by India’s battery major Amara Raja Batteries; it also involved the participation of Exfinity Ventures and Sequoia Capital India’s Surge Programme, alongside a clutch of strategic angel investors.

The funds raised from PETRONAS Ventures as a part of the Series A+ round along with the funds previously raised in this round will be used by Log 9 to launch and scale their Log 9 InstaCharge Network of electric vehicles –wherein Log 9 has integrated its fast-charging batteries named RapidX Batteries with various 2 wheeler and 3 wheeler OEMs in order to create RapidEV variants of their existing vehicles.

The start-up plans to deploy around 5000 vehicles in the next 6 months within its InstaCharge Network. Further, the funds from the Series A+ round will be utilized to develop and scale the technology and manufacturing capabilities of Log 9 from materials to cell to battery pack level.

Akshay Singhal, Founder & CEO, Log 9 Materials says, “We are happy to wind up our Series A+ round with the latest fundraise from PETRONAS Ventures — which enables us to accelerate our ongoing mission of introducing our breakthrough InstaCharge(rapid charging) battery technology to a plethora of end-users, and in positioning Log 9 as the largest Indian player in advanced cell chemistries.”

“In the future, we at Log 9 have ambitious plans to work with the PETRONAS business units to accelerate renewable energy adoption with our advanced battery solutions for grid-level energy storage. The advancements and OEM level vehicular integrations of Log 9’s Aluminum Fuel Cells will also continue to happen in parallel.”

Head of PETRONAS Ventures Arni Laily Anwarrudin says, “Log9’s technology and solution are aligned with PETRONAS Ventures investment focus in the space of future of Energy’ and we believe that this investment will complement PETRONAS’ growth in the new energy business.”

“The passion and determination shown by Log 9 management team coupled with their vision, resonates with PETRONAS’ Statement of Purpose and sustainability agenda, in harnessing the good in energy to elevate and enrich lives for a sustainable future.”

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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