SOURCE: Prieto Battery

Prieto Battery

May 19, 2016 11:00 ET

Prieto Battery Receives Investment From Stanley Ventures to Pursue Commercialization of Superior Battery Technology

FORT COLLINS, CO--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Prieto Battery, an advanced 3D Lithium Ion battery technology company, today announced a strategic investment from Stanley Ventures, the newly-formed venture arm of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), a world-leading provider of tools and storage, commercial electronic security and engineered fastening systems. 

"This investment from Stanley Black & Decker is an important step toward bringing Prieto's innovative battery technology to market," said Dr. Amy Prieto, CEO, CSO and co-founder of Prieto Battery. "Securing strategic partnerships has been a focus for us, both as a way to capitalize our company and as a way to define the markets where our battery technology can demonstrate a competitive advantage."
Larry Harper, vice president of Stanley Ventures, the newly formed venture arm of Stanley Black & Decker, said, "The goal of this collaborative relationship between Stanley Black & Decker and Prieto is to bring their innovative technology to market through our world-class brands and industry leading products."

About Prieto Battery

Prieto Battery Inc., a Colorado company, was founded in June 2009 to accelerate the shift of Prieto's innovations from the research laboratory to the commercial marketplace. The Company's mission is to commercialize a patented 3D lithium-ion battery technology that delivers transformational performance at a competitive cost using non-toxic materials with the ability to customize shapes. Since its incorporation, Prieto has made significant strides in achieving its goal to produce a truly disruptive and transformational battery technology through its patented 3D battery architecture. Alongside the technology, Prieto has also patented a unique electroplating manufacturing process for its battery that uses non-toxic materials and will be price competitive. Prieto's lab and headquarters are based in Fort Collins, Colo. For more information, please contact Katie M. Hoffner, Senior VP of Strategy, Katie.Hoffner@PrietoBattery.com, or visit www.prietobattery.com

About Stanley Black & Decker

Stanley Black & Decker, a Fortune 500 component of the S&P 500, is the world's largest tools and storage company, the world's second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a world-leading provider of engineered fastening systems, with unique and powerful growth platforms in the oil & gas and infrastructure industries. World headquarters are located in New Britain, Connecticut. Visit www.sbdinc.com for more information.

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