About us

Our story


Raised $800 thousand from Faber Ventures and Course Corrected

USPTO granted patent 11,594,747 on boron based materials

Began electrolysis stack pilot with Enel Green Power




  1. USPTO granted patent 11,331,631 on boron based materials
  2. European Commission approved 1s1 Energy’s Hy2Tech IPCEI project
  3. Established collaborations with the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  4. Raised $1.15 million from Asiri, Faber Ventures, Aquarius Capital, Ecoa Capital and Gibson Lane


  • Invited to submit a Hy2Tech IPCEI project
  • Executed 15 LOIs with European partners
  • Raised $1 million from Asiri and CSN Inova




Formulated first boron-based membranes

Started first corporate collaboration

Founded Portuguese subsidiary

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Mission & Vision

We contemplate a future where we coexist with a healthy biosphere.


To apply materials innovations to deliver the means of producing and using green hydrogen reliably at a low cost.


Deliver seamless solutions to accelerate decarbonization.


1s1 Energy was founded by a group of experienced entrepreneurs and academics.

Daniel is an MIT-trained technologist and serial entrepreneur, having founded three start-ups as a CEO. He is passionate about developing and launching innovative products in collaboration with diverse cross-functional teams. By leveraging broad experience from large corporations and early-stage ventures, Daniel excels at developing elegant solutions in close collaboration with customers.

Daniel Sobek, Ph.D.

Co-founder, CEO

Sukanta is an accomplished materials chemist and entrepreneur with extensive experience in academia and product development. Trained at important academic institutions in India and Europe, including the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, Sukanta’s approach to developing products is application-driven and keenly focused on highly innovative, practical, and scalable material chemistries.

Sukanta Bhattacharyya, Ph.D.

Co-founder, CTO

Thiago has a background in economics and an interest in impact investment. He founded and sold a B-corporation managing a sustainable forestry project certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council. As a venture capitalist, Thiago built and managed a strong portfolio in life science startups before cofounding 1s1 Energy.

Thiago Figueiredo

Co-founder, CBO

Don is a world-renowned organometallic chemistry and catalysis expert. He holds a prestigious chaired position at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a Faculty Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In addition to his academic roles, Don has been sought after as an advisor to government institutions and various material-focused organizations, contributing his valuable insights to advance research and innovation.

Prof. T. Don Tilley, Ph.D.


Anthony has earned degrees in applied physics from Brown University and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before joining 1s1 Energy, he led significant technology development projects at both Kernel and Draper Laboratories.

Anthony Zorzos, Ph.D.

Director of Engineering

Nicolas holds degrees in comparative law and business administration. Before joining 1s1 Energy, he developed expertise in business and venture capital operations.

Nicolas Kusserow

Chief of Staff