As a consultant with the American Energy Society, Pheneovate Founder Logan Jenkins attended more than thirty national energy conferences from 2016 to 2018. At these events, early-stage startups, established companies in niche markets, and global brands were introducing energy storage devices, solar cells, and transmission lines using a relatively new material - graphene. The applications in the energy space were endless; however; the material was difficult to source in quantity and notoriously hard to work with.
After further research into the market for graphene and the production and procurement of graphene product, two problems were immediately evident. One, there is no U.S. marketplace with lab-tested and certified premium quality product. Two, the research and commercial sector will demand premium quality products and expertise in the emerging field.
Pheneovate was established to bring quality control, lab testing, and certification to the graphene product industry. Through the first of its kind, U.S. based premium graphene marketplace; product licensing agreements; and fee arrangements within the industry - Pheneovate is poised to lead breakthroughs in the graphene industry. We have established partnerships within the supply chain and early relationships with top industry stakeholders.
We are now focused on the growth of our marketplace, partnership development, and additional industry reach. Our graphene manufacturer relationships showcase the select offerings of premium companies meeting specific criteria; and allow their products to be purchased by researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals worldwide.
Logan is past President at Denver-based Connect Cleantech, a boutique cleantech consulting and expert network service; and former Principal Consultant at the American Energy Society in Palo Alto, CA. He has extensive experience in startup business development and operations, and has worked with a plethora of companies throughout the global energy industry. His passion for the potential of graphene materials and products will help Pheneovate lead the full-scale commercialization of graphene materials.
Daniel Wright has an eclectic background in private equity, environmental policy, energy sustainability, venture capital, and startup consulting. He has worked with dozens of young companies in the clean technology/renewable space to secure seed funding, refine business strategy, and grow sustainably. He will aid Pheneovate’s development utilizing his experience in graphene market economics, early-stage business development, public policy, and quantitative analyses.
John brings a background of entrepreneurial work in impact investing, capital raising, and commodities trading. Prior to joining Pheneovate, John worked as Director of Operations at the Impact Finance Center, a non-profit expanding the field of impact investing. He led efforts for sponsorship and fundraising for IFC's CO Impact Days annual event. Before moving to Denver, John spent the majority of his 14-year professional career as a futures trader/broker and Managed Futures portfolio manager in Chicago.