Seattle-area startup Group14 raises $17M to cost up battery-enhancing tech

Rick Luebbe, CEO and co-founder of Group14 Applied sciences. (Group14 Photograph) Woodinville, Wash.-based Group14 Technologies has raised $17 million to increase growth and gross sales of its silicon-carbon composite materials that may change the graphite anodes in lithium-ion batteries, dramatically bettering their efficiency. The brand …