Alumni Profile

Ecovative Design: growing better materials

Growing better materials.

Ecovative uses biology to solve fundamental human needs at industrial scales and in consumer applications. Ecovative uses mycelium to grow category defining products ranging from leather like textiles to sustainable packaging to high performance foams for apparel and beauty. Ecovative has been widely recognized for its technical and environmental contributions by organizations like the World Economic Forum and in the media including Wired Magazine, Forbes, and Time.

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Eben Bayer

Co-Founder & CEO
Ecovative Design

Gavin McIntyre

Co-Founder & Director of Business Development, Ecovative Design

It’s important not just to get money, but to get smart money that’s well-aligned with your technology.

Gavin McIntyre

Ecovative Design

Alumni News

March 30, 2021

Ecovative Propels Commercial Scale Mycelium Applications for Textiles, Packaging, and Food with new $60M Series D Financing led by Viking Global Investors

Series D includes further investment from existing partners Senator Investment Group, Trousdale Ventures, and AiiM Partners to expand production capabilities and team.

November 13, 2019

This company is using mushrooms to reduce plastic waste

Our plastic addiction is spiraling out of control, but one company thinks it has a solution from a material found in nature.

March 26, 2019

Ecovative Design raises $14 million in private equity funds

Ecovative Design, the startup whose innovative mushroom technology is serving as packaging material for such big players as Dell Inc. and Steelcase Inc., has raised more than $14 million in private equity from new and existing investors.

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