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Inherently Safe Batteries Everywhere

Soteria’s lithium-ion battery safety technology prevents fires before they occur in commonly used devices, enabling industry adoption of this technology through licensing supported by our consortium of 100+ industry leaders.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$283,955.25 Raised


Dangerous lithium-ion battery explosions in devices such as e-bikes and EVs are increasing rapidly. Our battery safety technology, protected by over 80 licensed and granted patents, prevents these explosions before they occur.

Soteria’s consortium of 100+ stakeholders, including NASA, Lenovo, and DuPont, provides the essential network to support the commercialization of Soteria technology in a market expected to surpass $400B by 2030.*

Safety technology needs to be ubiquitous. Soteria’s business model is built to enable this, and their serial entrepreneur founders and experienced leadership team are dedicated to making it happen.


The Pitch

Improving Battery Safety with Technology and Community

Soteria connects the lithium-ion battery supply chain through our Consortium, ranging from raw material suppliers to end-users, by licensing our safety technology into every device, from cellphones to EVs. At Soteria, our vision is to create a safer world where lithium-ion batteries don’t catch fire.

A few of Soteria's 100+ Consortium members that are collaboratively 
advancing battery safety across the supply chain

The PrOblem & Our Solution

Eliminating the Dangers of Lithium-ion Batteries 

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are potentially unsafe. Even with expensive methods aimed at containing thermal runaway, advanced companies are still dealing with safety events, leading to dangerous and costly recalls. 



Soteria’s breakthrough technology addresses the ignition event itself by stopping the flow of energy when a short circuit occurs to prevent ignition. Our architecture provides thermally stable separators made from advanced fibers and metalized film current collectors that are engineered to ensure battery stability. 

We license our technology to material and cell manufacturers for ultimate sale to end users. Our recent purchase of Voltaplex (www.voltaplex.com) will further streamline adoption in small device markets and immediately add revenue and margin. 

The Market & our traction

Leaders in Advancing the Battery Technology of the Future

The lithium-ion battery industry is rapidly growing and inserting itself in the home, the workplace, and everywhere in between. An industry now projected to reach $400 billion by 2030 (Source). 



Our revenue has grown steadily by 44% over the past three years. Our first three licensees include Glatfelter, Ahlstrom, and Delfort. We have already raised $8.3 million in previous funding. 

Our consortium includes 100+ members such as NASA, Mercedes-Benz, Motorola, Lenovo, DuPont, Applied Materials, and ECOM. We also launched LithiumSAFE, our first annual conference, where over one hundred industry experts convened to discuss relevant topics within battery safety.

WHy Invest

Join Us Today to Help Ensure a Safer Tomorrow

Our mission is to make the world a safer place with our battery safety technology. We plan to launch our first commercial products in 2023 in the consumer electronics market. We also plan to target e-bikes in 2024, followed by the EV market in 2026. With 100+ consortium members, 44% revenue growth maintained over the past three years, and multiple awards for our patented technology, we believe we are setting a new safety standard across multiple industries that use lithium-ion batteries.


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Greenville, SC 29607

Soteria’s lithium-ion battery safety technology prevents fires before they occur in commonly used devices, enabling industry adoption of this technology through licensing supported by our consortium of 100+ industry leaders.


Brian Morin
Brian Morin
Co-Founder and CEO

Dr. Brian Morin received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the Ohio State University and began his career at DuPont and Milliken. Brian loves children and has served as a Guardian ad Litem, serves the youth in his church and hosted foreign orphans in his home. As Co-Founder and CEO, Brian serves the consortium by leading the commercialization of innovative technology.

Elliot Reiff

Elliot Reiff

Chief Financial Officer (Part Time)

Elliot Reiff is CFO of Soteria with over 35 years of finance, investment banking and senior management experience. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Reiff has provided interim CFO, structuring, valuation, consultation, and capital raising services to his clients. He also served as Founder and COO of The Venture Alliance, and previously held executive positions for 12 years at Geneva Companies, a $150 million company that served as the nation’s leading provider of valuation and M&A services.

Elliot works approximately 30 hours/week. 

William (Bill) Bliss

William (Bill) Bliss

Board Member (Part Time)

Bill Bliss has worked in the areas of Leadership Development, Organization Effectiveness, Executive Assessment and Executive Compensation throughout his 25 year career. He has worked with global, publicly held, private, family run and not for profit organizations. He has been a thinking partner for and coach to a wide variety of executives, including Chief Executive Officers, Presidents, Vice Presidents and Directors across many disciplines. He is also a Founding Partner and Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team.

Bill works approximately 5 hours per week. 

Theodore (Ted) Kesten

Theodore (Ted) Kesten

Board Member (Part Time)

Ted received his B.A. in Psychology from Emory University and M.B.A. in Finance from NYU Graduate School of Business. He is the Chairman and CEO of Scent2Market, Inc., and he is also the founder and Chairman of Ranger Rady Inc. Ted has worked for 25 years with Belmay Holding Corp, a private USA holding company, as Chairman and CEO. During his time, he assisted the business in growing from 2 locations in the USA to 8 facilities spanning 7 countries on 5 continents.

Ted works approximately 5 hours per week. 

John Warner

John Warner

Board Member (Part Time)

Dr. John Warner is a sought after and recognized battery industry expert, speaker, author and an experienced sales, business development, strategic marketing, and product management executive with over 30 years in the automotive and battery industries. He serves as Chief Customer Officer for American Battery Solutions and Founder and President at Warner Energy Consulting LLC. Previously, he’s spent 20 years in the automotive space including 13 years with General Motors.

John works approximately 5 hours per week. 

Juergen Kellner

Juergen Kellner

MD of Soteria Europe GmbH

Dr. Juergen Kellner earned his Doctorate of Chemistry from the Technical University of Munich. Juergen has international experience in R&D, innovation, and business development. He is based in Germany and utilizes his expertise to coordinate material developments and to support European consortium members. Juergen is interested in science, enjoys sport, music and reading.

Amy Brinson

Amy Brinson

Global Consortium Director

Amy Brinson earned her B.A. from The University of New Hampshire and miniMBA in Marketing from Rutgers University. Amy enjoys painting portraits, watching too many sci-fi movies, and spends most of her down time playing with her son. Amy assists consortium members with project development and collaboration opportunities.

Drew Pereira

Drew Pereira

R&D Manager

Dr. Drew Pereira obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of South Carolina where he focused on battery modeling and gained experience through an internship at GM and fellowship at NREL. Outside of work, Drew makes time for golf, mountain/road biking, and snowboarding. Drew aids the consortium in technology development, cell testing, and addressing technical challenges.

Kelsey Cook

Kelsey Cook

Marketing Manager

Kelsey Cook received her degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in General Business from The Ohio State University, and brings battery industry experience as a former Product Manager prior to her role as Digital Marketing Manager at Techtronic Industries (TTI). In her free time, Kelsey enjoys taking spin classes, spending time with family & friends, getting outdoors, and reading a good book. Kelsey provides strategic marketing content for Soteria and its consortium.

Joanna Brady

Joanna Brady

Strategic Finance Director

Having received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Furman University, Joanna has spent 10 years working in both the public and private accounting sectors. In her free time, she enjoys taking vacations somewhere sunny, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Archie. Joanna coordinates communications with investors and provides financial support to Consortium members regarding billings and payments.


Soteria Battery Innovation Group
Nov 15, 2023
$15k - $1.23M
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Class A Common Stock

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Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Loyalty Bonus:

Previous backers, investors, friends, and family will receive 10% bonus shares.

Testing the Waters Bonus:

Reservation Holders in the Testing the Waters Page will receive 10% bonus shares.

Combo / Avid Perks:

First 48 Hours

Early Bronze - First 48 Hours | $500+

Invest $500+ (minimum investment) within the first 48 hours and receive 5% bonus shares

Early Silver - First 48 Hours | $1,000+

Invest $1,000+ within the first 48 hours and receive 7% bonus shares 

Early Gold - First 48 Hours | $2,500+

Invest $2,500+ within the first 48 hours and receive 10% bonus shares

Early Platinum - First 48 Hours | $5,000+

Invest $5,000+ within the first 48 hours and receive 12% bonus shares

Early Diamond - First 48 Hours | $10,000+

Invest $10,000+ within the first 48 hours and receive 15% bonus shares

First 5 Days

Early Bronze - First 5 Days | $500+

Invest $500+ (minimum investment) within the first 5 days and receive 3% bonus shares

Early Silver - First 5 Days | $1,000+

Invest $1,000+ within the first 5 days and receive 5% bonus shares 

Early Gold - First 5 Days | $2,500+

Invest $2,500+ within the first 5 days and receive 7% bonus shares 

Early Platinum - First 5 Days | $5,000+

Invest $5,000+ within the first 5 days and receive 10% bonus shares

Early Diamond - First 5 Days | $10,000+

Invest $10,000+ within the first 5 days and receive 12% bonus shares

First 10 Days

Early Bronze - First 10 Days | $500+

Invest $500+ (minimum investment) within the first 10 days and receive 1% bonus share 

Early Silver - First 10 Days | $1,000+

Invest $1,000+ within the first 10 days and receive 3% bonus shares 

Early Gold - First 10 Days | $2,500+

Invest $2,500+ within the first 10 days and receive 5% bonus shares 

Early Platinum - First 10 Days | $5,000+

Invest $5,000+ within the first 10 days and receive 7% bonus shares

Early Diamond - First 10 Days | $10,000+

Invest $10,000+ within the first 10 days and receive 10% bonus shares

Amount-Based Perks:

Tier 1 | $750+

Invest $750+ and receive invitation to Private Investor Group**

Tier 2 | $1,000+

Invest $1000+ and receive 1% bonus shares + Tier 1 Perk

Tier 3 | $5,000+

Invest $5,000+ and receive 3% bonus shares + Tier 1 Perk

Tier 4 | $10,000+

Invest $10,000+ and receive 5% bonus shares + Access to Due Diligence report + Tier 1 Perk

Tier 5 | $25,000+

Invest $25,000+ and receive 10% bonus shares + Access to Data Room + Tier 4 Perks***

Tier 6 | $50,000+

Invest $50,000+ and receive 15% bonus shares + Tour of office + Tier 5 Perks***

*In order to receive perks from an investment, one must submit a single investment in the same offering that meets the minimum perk requirement. Bonus shares from perks will not be granted if an investor submits multiple investments that, when combined, meet the perk requirement. All perks occur when the offering is completed.

Crowdfunding investments made through a self-directed IRA cannot receive non-bonus share perks due to tax laws. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) prohibits self-dealing transactions in which the investor receives an immediate, personal financial gain on investments owned by their retirement account. As a result, an investor must refuse those non-bonus share perks because they would be receiving a benefit from their IRA account.

** Private investor group will receive a Monthly Newsletter and Bi-Annual State of the Consortium letter.

*** Prior tier perks include everything from the prior tier, excluding bonus shares. Bonus shares will be outlined per tier.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Soteria Battery Innovation Group will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class A Common Stock at $4.15 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class A Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $415. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investor's eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will receive the highest single bonus they are eligible for among the bonuses based on the amount invested and time of offering elapsed (if any). Eligible investors will also receive the Owner’s Bonus and either the 10% Previous Investor or the 10% Loyalty Bonus in addition to the aforementioned bonus.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

Example - The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.


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Tier 1 | $750+

Invest $750+ and receive invitation to Private Investor Group*


Tier 2 | $1,000+

Invest $1000+ and receive 1% bonus shares + Tier 1 Perk


Tier 3 | $5,000+

Invest $5,000+ and receive 3% bonus shares + Tier 1 Perk


Tier 4 | $10,000+

Invest $10,000+ and receive 5% bonus shares + Access to Due Diligence report + Tier 1 Perk


Tier 5 | $25,000+

Invest $25,000+ and receive 10% bonus shares + Access to Data Room + Tier 4 Perks**


Tier 6 | $50,000+

Invest $50,000+ and receive 15% bonus shares + Tour of office + Tier 5 Perks**



Erich Hontchar-Plank

a day ago

Will you have a product in 2023?



David Amin

a day ago

Loosing money with debt already on the books. yet wanting $50M, good luck to the investors......Way lofty valuation. Ask would shark tank invest..? Why are you ? Plus Lithium is old tech now......



Richard Koch

25 days ago

You talk about Soteria’s consortium of 100+ stakeholders in place that provides the essential network to support the commercialization of Soteria technology in the battery market. I can't determine whether you have a vertically integrated supply chain with existing customers at one end waiting for your patented technology, or you'll license the use of your solutions and take a piece of each product. Are you the process owner of the Consortium processes?



W Kim Colich

a month ago

Hi, It looks like you just lost $30K in investments - what happened? Please advise. Thanks. Blessings



David Schrift

a month ago

Hi, I am trying to understand your business model. 1. What prevents a company from leaving the consortium after they have acquired business partnerships or gained the insight they needed? Any data on turnover rate? How does this effect your network effect? 2. Aside from making batteries safer what is the primary revenue benefit to the company of the consortium (the fees themselves are pretty low)? Does this serve as a lead to incorporate your tech into their projects? How often do companies in the consortium require solutions that don't involve requiring your tech? 3. What is your primary competitive advantage? Your technology or brand recognition (ebay of battery safety tech)? or something else. I may have more questions, but this seems like a good place to start. Thanks in advance, David




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