FirstElement Fuel Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2013

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 130

Employees

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt

  • Investors
  • 12

FirstElement Fuel General Information

Description

Developer and manufacturer of next-generation hydrogen fuels intended to provide safe, reliable, retail hydrogen to customers of fuel cell electric vehicles. The company's True Zero brand is based on hydrogen with zero harmful emissions and water vapor as the only byproduct when consumed in a fuel cell vehicle, enabling users to reduce the impact on energy consumption and the environment.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Utilities
Corporate Office
  • 5281 California Avenue
  • Suite 260
  • Irvine, CA 92617
  • United States
+1 (949) 000-0000

FirstElement Fuel Timeline

2021202220232024
Financing RoundCaptured Employee CountEstimated Employee Growth

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FirstElement Fuel Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
11. Debt - General 26-Oct-2023 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
10. Later Stage VC (Series D) 08-Nov-2021 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
9. Grant 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Debt - General 15-Mar-2021 0000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Grant 04-Sep-2020 0000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Later Stage VC (Series C) 20-Jun-2020 0000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Corporate 02-Apr-2019 0000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Grant 14-Nov-2017 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Early Stage VC (Series B) 01-Dec-2014 $13.8M $13.8M Completed Generating Revenue
2. Grant 19-Nov-2014 $27M Completed Generating Revenue
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FirstElement Fuel Comparisons

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Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last
Financing
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Irvine, CA
130 As of 2024
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FirstElement Fuel Competitors (4)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
ELEMENT 2 Venture Capital-Backed Skipton, United Kingdom 00 0000000000 0
Iwatani Corporation Osaka, Japan 00000 00000000
Air Products. Corporation Beaumont, TX
Shell Hydrogen Investments Canada Corporation Calgary, Canada 00
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FirstElement Fuel Patents

FirstElement Fuel Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20230416074-A1 Test tank simulator Pending 17-May-2022 000000000
US-20230022754-A1 Lh2 offloading with auto-purge and pre-cooling Active 20-Jul-2021 00000000 00
US-11598485-B2 Lh2 offloading with auto-purge and pre-cooling Active 20-Jul-2021 00000000 00
US-20230023439-A1 Bayonet for lh2 offloading Pending 20-Jul-2021 0000000000 0
US-20230026474-A1 Control conduit for lh2 offloading Active 20-Jul-2021 F17C5/002 0
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FirstElement Fuel Executive Team (7)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Joel Ewanick Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Tim Brown Ph.D Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, Principal, President & Board Member
John Finnucan Co-Chief Financial Officer
Ghassan Sleiman Chief Technology Officer
Shane Stephens Ph.D Co-Founder, Principal, Chief Development Officer and Board Member
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FirstElement Fuel Board Members (1)

Name Representing Role Since
Joel Ewanick FirstElement Fuel Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chairman 000 0000
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FirstElement Fuel Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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FirstElement Fuel Investors (12)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Air Water Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Japan Infrastructure Initiative Company Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
MUFG Bank Lender/Debt Provider Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Nikkiso Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Japan Bank for International Cooperation Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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FirstElement Fuel FAQs

  • When was FirstElement Fuel founded?

    FirstElement Fuel was founded in 2013.

  • Who is the founder of FirstElement Fuel?

    Joel Ewanick, Tim Brown Ph.D, and Shane Stephens Ph.D are the founders of FirstElement Fuel.

  • Who is the CEO of FirstElement Fuel?

    Joel Ewanick and John McFarland are the CEOs of FirstElement Fuel.

  • Where is FirstElement Fuel headquartered?

    FirstElement Fuel is headquartered in Irvine, CA.

  • What is the size of FirstElement Fuel?

    FirstElement Fuel has 130 total employees.

  • What industry is FirstElement Fuel in?

    FirstElement Fuel’s primary industry is Other Utilities.

  • Is FirstElement Fuel a private or public company?

    FirstElement Fuel is a Private company.

  • What is FirstElement Fuel’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for FirstElement Fuel is 000000.

  • How much funding has FirstElement Fuel raised over time?

    FirstElement Fuel has raised $241M.

  • Who are FirstElement Fuel’s investors?

    Air Water, Japan Infrastructure Initiative Company, MUFG Bank, Nikkiso, and Japan Bank for International Cooperation are 5 of 12 investors who have invested in FirstElement Fuel.

  • Who are FirstElement Fuel’s competitors?

    ELEMENT 2, Iwatani, Air Products., and Shell Hydrogen Investments Canada are competitors of FirstElement Fuel.

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