Impossible Mining

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Underwater robotic vehicles that collect battery metals responsibly

Impossible mining is building underwater robotics vehicles which collect battery metals from the seabed without harming the environment. We have $500M+ in off-take LoI’s and have signed a partnership with a global offshore logistics company which holds a seabed mining exploration permit. We have also built the 1st PoC underwater robotic arm. Polymetallic nodules are rocks which are rich in critical battery metals. Specially nickel, cobalt, manganese and copper. These metals are the the most expensive part of EVs.

Impossible Mining
Founded:2020
Team Size:12
Location:San Jose, CA

Active Founders

Jason Gillham

Jason is an achievement driven entrepreneur, driven by seeing positive impact to society. His passion is solving customer problems through unique business models, technology and go to market strategies. With a passion for subsea technology, his first company, 2G Robotics (Voyis), developed an underwater laser scanner and imaging product for monitoring in the offshore energy, military and civil infrastructure markets. He led the company to a successful acquisition in January 2020.

Jason Gillham
Jason Gillham
Impossible Mining

Renee Grogan

Renee is a sustainability expert with 16 years' experience in due diligence, pre-feasibility and feasibility, permitting, strategy, risk and community and stakeholder engagement. Her experience includes working in Australasia, the Pacific, the United States, Africa and parts of Europe. Renee has worked predominantly in the extractive resources industry, including consulting to financial institutions, resources companies, government and intergovernmental agencies, NGOs and research institutions.

Oliver Gunasekara

Early employee at Arm. Grew Arm's market share from 0% to 95%. VP, Global Head of Corporate Development. Sponsored and executing the 2006 acquisition of Falanx (Mali GPU) by Arm. Founder of the non-profit MIPI Alliance. Founded and ran NGCodec as its CEO for 7 years till its successful 5x exit to Xilinx in 2019. Founded Impossible Mining and recruited co-founders. CEO/Co-founder, Entrepreneur, Investor & Advisor in DeepTech/ClimateTech 30+ years experience.

Oliver Gunasekara
Oliver Gunasekara
Impossible Mining