Dyson first financial investment is a strategic investment in US battery start-up Sakti3 on the promise of denser energy storage that will power his future products and a manufacturing tie-up for the batteries.
Some 15 years into the entrepreneur game, Sir James Dyson has made his first-ever investment outside his own business, after he ploughed $15m (£10m) in US startup Sakti3. The company, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, develops solid-state batteries. The investment was part of a wider, $20m funding round. Dyson said the company will help it to "propel [our] ambitious plans - 100 new machines in four new portfolios of technology over the next four years". But what is Sakti, and how will it help Dyson? Here's everything we know about it.