Ambient receives venture capital to establish OPV production in the USA

Ambient Photonics has completed the initial financing for its state-of-the-art U.S. solar manufacturing facility. Silicon Valley Bank and Trinity Capital have added $17.5 million in debt financing to the company’s previously announced equity investments of $31 million, raising Ambient’s combined equity and debt funding to $48.5 million. The debt financing lenders now join Amazon’s Climate Pledge Fund, Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF), Cthulhu Ventures, Tony Fadell’s Future Shape and I Squared Capital in support of climate-friendly U.S. manufacturing.

This financing further supports Ambient’s plan to open the world’s largest low-light solar cell production facility, based in the U.S., to scale low-cost, high-power solar cells to the mass IoT market for the first time.

“We know that securing such significant Series A funding is a testament to Ambient’s potential to create a more sustainable, connected world,” said Ambient CEO Bates Marshall. “By putting debt capital to work from leading lenders like SVB and Trinity Capital, along with the equity capital already raised this round, we will establish the U.S. as a major center of energy harvesting technology manufacturing.

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