Tag: Checkerspot

Checkerspot, maker of algae materials used in skis, raises $36 million

Checkerspot, maker of algae materials used in skis, raises $36 million

August 24, 2020 |

In California, algae-based materials startup Checkerspot has raised $36 million in a Series B round. The company says it will use the proceeds for commercial development and to expands its product platform.  The Series B brings the company’s total funding to more than $50 million. Founded in 2016, Checkerspot uses advanced genomics, biotechnology, and biomanufacturing […]

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Checkerspot and Gore Innovation Center team up for biobased polymers apparel

Checkerspot and Gore Innovation Center team up for biobased polymers apparel

November 24, 2019 |

In California, W. L. Gore & Associates is collaborating with Checkerspot, bringing together Checkerspot’s expertise in bio-based polymers and biotechnology with Gore’s experience in high performance apparel. Together, they will explore innovative performance materials development with the goal of delivering high performance textile coatings with improved environmental profiles. According to the press release, Checkerspot’s team […]

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