Tal Sholklapper, Co-Founder and CEO
Dr. Tal Sholklapper is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Before co-founding Voltaiq, Dr. Sholklapper was the lead engineer on a DOE ARPA-E funded project at the CUNY Energy Institute, developing an ultra-low-cost grid-scale battery. Prior to his work at CUNY, Tal co-founded Point Source Power, a low-cost fuel-cell startup based on technology he developed while at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and UC Berkeley. Dr. Sholklapper has a BS, MS and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Eli Leland, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer
Dr. Eli Leland is a Voltaiq co-founder and serves as the company’s Chief Product Officer, responsible for guiding the product roadmap. Prior to Voltaiq, Eli worked at the CUNY Energy Institute as lead engineer on an ARPA-E energy storage and power conversion research project. Before CUNY, Dr. Leland worked at Trilogy Software, where he successfully deployed large-scale enterprise software systems to Fortune 500 companies. He was a Mirzayan Policy Fellow in Energy and Environmental Systems at the National Academies in Washington, DC. Eli has an MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton.
Ethan Leland, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Ethan Leland is a co-founder of Voltaiq and serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and brings many years of leadership and experience in enterprise software development. Prior to Voltaiq, Ethan co-founded and served as the CTO at internet startups DiscSpace and Openfire. Before that, he was a core product engineer at VMware where he worked on enterprise-level security, virtual machine management, and large-scale data synchronization. Ethan has BA and ScM degrees in Computer Science from Brown University.