Tony Atti

Co-Founder & CEO


Tony Atti, Ph.D. is an experienced sustainability and technology investor, entrepreneur, and executive who has demonstrated expertise and leadership in venture financing, business development, start-up growth and operations, and negotiating joint venture relationships.

As co-founder and CEO at Phononic, he’s led the development and growth of the company as the leading innovator of solid-state cooling and heating management solutions through accretive venture capital and institutional investor support. As a former Director at MHI Energy Partners, a seed- and early-stage energy private equity fund, he managed deal flow networks, conducted due diligence, structured venture financing transactions, and provided direct portfolio company leadership.

Tony earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California. He also holds an MBA from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Ithaca College.