Our Story

After watching our big government fusion programs spending billions of dollars pursuing commercially impractical solutions to fusion energy, the Helion team came up with a new approach that radically transforms the entire industry. Focusing on electricity production, we coupled a long legacy of magneto-inertial fusion science and modern electronics to engineer a fusion generator and fuel cycle that can be developed and implemented quickly. With both private and government backing, we have demonstrated these systems and are progressing rapidly to commercial application. The Helion team is uniquely suited to this ambitious goal, with an entrepreneurial history of rapid development, cutting edge engineering and award winning science.

Our Founding Team

Dr. David Kirtley

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. George Votroubek

Principal Scientist

Chris Pihl

Chief Technology Officer

Our Investor Partners


CleanTech Open

Cleantech Open National Energy Generation Winners, IAEA Best Fusion Technical Papers


ARPA-E Future Energy Summit

Invited Summit Presenter and ARPA-E Award winner