- Explorers' Fund
Mark Platshon is an entrepreneur, serial Silicon Valley CEO and experienced venture capitalist. Currently working with Explorers’ Fund, he invests across the mobility and energy sectors focusing on technologies that enable smart cities, ACES transportation and carbon neutral energy. Mark co-founded Amprius, a Li-ion battery company that he and Professor Yi Cui spun out of Stanford.
Mark helped BMW set up i-Ventures from 2011 through 2016. He was an early investor in Tesla, RideCell, Nauto, Turo, Seurat, Ionic Materials and others.
Mark earned a BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan and an MBA from Stanford University. As a US Naval officer, Mark worked directly for Admiral Rickover as a member of his nuclear submarine engineering staff.