Founded in: 2014
Headquarters: San Leandro, California
In today’s world, traditional infrastructure struggles to meet our increasing power demands. FreeWire Technology’s purpose-built mobile power solutions free us from the confines of the grid, and in doing so, they can change how energy is delivered to power everybody, anywhere.
FreeWire, a participating company in the Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, is a leading manufacturer of mobile and flexible electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions and zero-emission, quiet mobile power for grid edge applications. Its products offer control over when power is used, stored and delivered, enabling new models of charging and management of EVs, alleviating utility infrastructure constraints and providing power when noise and pollution hamper operations.
Arcady Sosinov, CEO of Freewire Technologies
Mobi EV Charger™ can be quickly deployed to meet the rapidly changing EV market and requires no fixed infrastructure. A mobile alternative to the infrastructure-heavy, stationary L2 chargers, Mobi EV Chargers are battery-powered, providing powerful charging without the need for complex infrastructure. Setup is simple and can be done without permitting or construction, allowing for immediate deployment.
Mobi Gen™ offers clean and quiet on-site power for a variety of off-grid power needs. It supplies uninterruptible power to facilities or remote sites that require a guaranteed source of power. Mobi Gens can be used to supplement, or fully replace traditional diesel-fueled generators.
FreeWire's purpose-built mobile power solutions include:
Arcady Sosinov, Chief Executive Officer
Arcady is the Co-Founder of FreeWire and led the company from ideation, formation and incubation to today. Prior to Freewire, he spent seven years in the finance industry, most recently at investment firm Grantham, Mayo, & Van Otterloo & Co., where he focused heavily on emerging markets and created a financial database analytics suite that trades over $130 billion worth of assets. He moved to the United States from Russia at age five and was capable of replacing car engines by age 11. He holds two Bachelor’s degrees from Boston University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business.
Rich Steele, Chief Engineer
Rich Steele is a Co-Founder of FreeWire Technologies and serves as the Director of Manufacturing and Test. He spearheaded the effort from development to production of the Mobi Charger and Mobi Gen product lines. Prior to FreeWire, Rich spent years in the lithium-ion battery cell industry, developing and managing pack technologies at Leyden Energy before its acquisition by A123 Systems. His previous roles include many years in aerospace engineering, designing spacecraft components at Lockheed Martin.
Martin Lynch, Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer and member of the Board of Directors, Martin is responsible for all engineering, operations, sales, marketing functions and the financial plan. Previously, Martin was the Chief Operating Officer at Sunlink, Xicato and Cornice. Martin is a 25-year veteran of the hard disk drive industry, including as VP of Engineering for Maxtor's server product group. Martin has a B.S.E.E. from Boston University and holds several patents in genetic algorithm-based HDD test process systems.
Ethan Sprague, Vice President of Sales
Ethan is the Vice President of Sales and is responsible for helping customers meet their need for clean, quiet, mobile power. He also focuses on the company's strategic goals, including revenue growth, go-to-market, and vertical expansion. Prior to FreeWire, Ethan held sales management, business development and regulatory positions in several energy related companies including, Kevala, Spruce, NRG and Sunrun. Ethan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and a Master's of Science in Journalism from Columbia University.
Funding by strategic investors BP Venture, Volvo Cars and Stanley Black & Decker accelerates expansion of FreeWire’s infrastructure-light power solutions
Three new companies join the Studio
The study will explore the potential benefits of mobile energy storage and wireless technology compared to fixed EV charging stations