Michl Binderbauer

Michl Binderbauer

CEO, TAE Technologies

WHY: Leads tech parent—nuclear fusion, energy beams, particle accelerators— spinning out firms after 20 years of research, including cancer-hunter targeting inoperable tumors.

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RECENT: Newest generator used in 3K experiments; named Norman, for UCI alum Binderbauer’s mentor Norman Rostoker, a founder of plasma physics theory.

NOTABLE: Two decades, $540M in backing; investors have included late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, Buzz Aldrin, and investment firms Venrock, New Enterprise Associates.

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