Tesla Alum Takes on Battery Tech at Startup Atieva

The team at battery tech startup Atieva didn't plan on using high-profile electric-car startup Tesla Motors as Battery Class 101. But that's what it ending up being for many of the engineers at the two-year-old Mountain View (Calif.)-based startup; almost a third of the founding team (and about a fifth of the current one) learned the ropes at Tesla before joining Atieva. Founded by former Tesla Vice-President Bernard Tse and Astoria Networks founder Sam Weng, the company is developing software for monitoring individual battery cells, mechanical packaging, and controls for battery packs in plug-in vehicles.

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