QD Solar Overview

  • Founded
  • 2014
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 12
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series A1
  • (Cancelled)
  • Investors
  • 6

QD Solar General Information


Manufacturer of a next-generation solar material dedicated to develop advanced multilayered solar photovoltaics. The company's cells are made by combining efficient silicon solar cells with cost-effective infrared solar cells in a hybrid architecture to harvest more of the solar spectrum than silicon alone, increasing the silicon solar cell efficiency, enabling clients to promote sustainable development efficiently and increase the usage of renewable energy sources.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Alternative Energy Equipment
Other Industries
Other Materials
Primary Office
  • MaRS Centre
  • West Tower, Suite 465, 661 University Avenue
  • Toronto, Ontario M5G 1M1
  • Canada
+1 (416) 000-0000
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QD Solar Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
8. Later Stage VC (Series A1) Cancelled Generating Revenue
7. Grant 11-Feb-2021 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Early Stage VC (Series A) 13-Feb-2017 00.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jun-2016 00.000 Completed Startup
4. Seed Round 02-May-2016 0000 00.000 Completed Startup
3. Grant 23-Mar-2016 00.000 00.00 Completed Startup
2. Early Stage VC 01-Dec-2014 $3M $3.6M Completed Startup
1. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Mar-2014 $600K $600K Completed Startup
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QD Solar Patents

QD Solar Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
CA-3118370-A1 Lattice anchoring stabilizes solution-processed semiconductors Pending 01-Nov-2018 0000000000000
CA-3112343-A1 Multibandgap nanocrystal ensembles for solar-matched energy harvesting Pending 10-Sep-2018 00000000000
CA-3099816-A1 Passivation of nanocrystals tailored to different facets, and its application to optoelectronic devices Pending 14-May-2018 000000000
US-20210222326-A1 Passivation of nanocrystals tailored to different facets, and its application to optoelectronic devices Pending 14-May-2018 C30B29/46

QD Solar Executive Team (5)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Armin Fischer Ph.D Chief Operating Officer & Lead Chemist
Sjoerd Hoogland Ph.D Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Edward Sargent Ph.D Co-Founder & Board Member
Daniel Shea Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
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QD Solar Board Members (8)

Name Representing Role Since
Daniel Shea Self Chief Executive Officer & Board Member 000 0000
Douglas Heintzman Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners Board Member 000 0000
Edward Sargent Ph.D QD Solar Co-Founder & Board Member 000 0000
Jim Henderson Ph.D KAUST Innovation Fund Board Member 000 0000
Luda Kopeikina DSM Venturing Chairman 000 0000
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QD Solar Signals

Growth Rate

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

Size Multiple

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

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QD Solar Investors (6)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
DSM Venturing Corporate Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Greentown Labs Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Sustainable Development Technology Canada Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Dhahran Techno Valley Company University Minority 000 0000 000000 0
KAUST Innovation Fund Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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