Nanomaterials

A Guide to Investing in Graphene Stocks

You’ll often hear us use the term “trying to find the next Microsoft” which refers to investors who are looking for that one exciting get-rich-quick stock as opposed to doing it the slow and boring way with multiple stocks. Warren Buffet didn’t accumulate his wealth investing in exciting stocks, it’s the boring old dividend growth […]

Modumetal, NanoSteel, and Nano-Metals

Last year we spent time in the Caucasus drinking cheap wine, scouting technology startups, and trying not to offend the Azerbaijanis by speaking too highly of the Armenians. (And vice versa.) During that visit, we ended up on the nightly Azerbaijani news talking about startups. First question out of the gate, “what is a startup?” […]

7 Tracking Technologies for Supply Chain Transparency

On our first road trip to San Francisco we headed straight to Haight-Ashbury, the birthplace of 1960s counterculture and one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. We were hoping to score some LSD, and within about five minutes of arriving at the famed intersection we bought a sheet of acid from the first […]

The Long Road to Graphene Commercialization

We’re all familiar with the concept of Gartner’s Hype Cycle which says that any given disruptive technology will experience a great deal of hype before everyone forgets about it and real progress starts being made. As technologies progress through the cycle, business models change, and leaders often end up becoming laggards. – the evolution of 3D […]

Waterproofing Electronics Using Nanotechnology

The premise of nanotechnology is that once you start looking at things smaller than 100 nanometers, you’ll notice that the normal rules of physics don’t apply. This means that you can start manipulating things to your advantage, such as creating materials that have superior properties. One desirable property is called “the hydrophobic effect” which means that a material can […]

4 Ways Nanomedicine Can Diagnose Diseases

There’s a time in our lives when we start going to more funerals than weddings. Friends start complaining about aches and pains. They can’t remember stuff as well as they could. Diseases like cancer start picking them off like a sniper in an action movie. It’s no wonder that our recent series on “When Will […]

Lithium Battery Technologies Take in Massive Funding

Trying to stay on top of disruptive technologies isn’t easy. Sometimes, things sneak up on us. Last month, a firm called Sila Nanotechnologies landed $70 million in funding for their lithium battery technology. That’s when we realized that a lot of funding has been going into the lithium battery technology space in 2018. It’s a […]

15 Nanotechnology Companies Getting Funding in 2018

Elon Musk said “nanotechnology is BS” a few weeks ago, and suddenly everyone wants to talk about nanotechnology again. When we first heard about nanotechnology back in 2004, we could hardly contain our excitement when reading about nanomaterials with seemingly magical properties. We immediately wanted to “invest in nanotechnology“, and proceeded down a path which […]