Raphel Finelli

Marketing Principal

Raphel Finelli is the Marketing Principal for TDK Ventures. Raphel provides strategic guidance to our Portfolio Companies on building quality and self-reliant marketing programs.

Prior to joining TDK Ventures, he made a name for himself in the tech industry working for such Silicon Valley notables as Telenav, Huawei Technologies, Veritas Technologies LLC, and Magellan GPS/MiTAC Digital Corporation. He brings to TDK Ventures portfolio companies expertise in results-oriented PR; strategic corporate communications; crisis communications; social media; relationships with business, consumer, technology and vertical publications; executive coaching; and US and international PR agency management.

Raphel is a graduate of Santa Clara University, where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Marketing.

He is an active member in several professional groups, and has volunteered for a number of years at the Humane Society.

Portfolio Companies Served

AMB’s innovative “dry” process to print Li-ion battery electrodes can reduce energy consumption of a battery plant by 50%, save 40% in capital expenditure and enable potentially higher energy, faster charging, and lower cost batteries.
Ascend Elements has created a novel closed loop recycling process, recovering high value battery components for reuse without the need to reprocess raw materials.
AutoFlight is pioneering the all-electric, sustainable air transportation of both human and freight.
Divirod’s cost-effective and scalable water network solution brings accessible, hyperlocal, and high-quality data in real-time.
Faction develops driverless vehicles that have the speed and performance of cars, but at the cost of a motorcycle, to reduce emissions, avoid gridlock, and improve energy use.
Verana Networks is building an innovative 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) solution for service providers that have licensed millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.