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Bolt Threads

Bolt Threads is a biotechnology company that makes high performance fabrics and materials using biology.

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This Very Realistic Fake Leather Is Made From Mushrooms, Not Cows



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Mylo announced

Bolt Threads announced its next product, Mylo, which is a material made out of mycelium.

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Dan Widmaler

CEO, Co-founder

CEO, Co-founder

David Breslauer

Chief Scientific Officer, Co-founder

Chief Scientific Officer, Co-founder

Ethan Mirsky

Vice President of Operations, Co-founder

Vice President of Operations, Co-founder

Jamie Bainbridge

Vice President of Product development

Vice President of Product development

Jerry Fiddler

Board member

Board member

Peter Boling

Principal Systems Architect

Principal Systems Architect

Steve Vassallo

Board member

Board member

Sue Levin

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

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Amy Feldman

Clothes From A Petri Dish: $700 Million Bolt Threads May Have Cracked The Code On Spider Silk



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On November 22nd, 2014 Bolt Threads concluded their series A funding round, bring in $7,700,000 in funding. Investors include: Zygote Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Mission Bay Capital, and Foundation CapitalFoundation Capital, Mission Bay Capital, and Foundation Capital. 

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On July 27th, 2017 Bolt Threads acquired the Best Made Company — a New York CityNew York City based outdoor apparel company — for an undisclosed price. The partnership is designed for Bolt Threads to focus on making materials (I.e Microsilk), and for Best Made Company to focus on making products out of materials made by Bolt Threads. Best Company will act as a retailer for future Bolt Threads products.

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Bolt Threads is based out of Emeryville, CaliforniaEmeryville, California and was founded in August, 2009 by Dan Windmaier, David Breslauer, and Ethan Mirsky. 

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Apparatus and Method for Forming Fibers

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6/6/2006

Cellular Reprogramming for Product Optimization

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10/22/2012

Improved silk fibers

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3/16/2015

Long uniform recombinant protein fibers

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9/14/2016

Methods and Compositions for Synthesizing Improved Silk Fibers

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9/17/2013

Recombinant protein fiber yarns with improved properties

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6/11/2015

Recombinant protein fiber yarns with improved properties

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6/10/2016



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Bolt Threads is based out of Emeryville, California and was founded in August, 2009 by Dan Windmaier, David Breslauer, and Ethan Mirsky. 

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On June 4th, 2015 Bolt Threads closed their series B funding round, raising a total of $32,300,000 in funding. Investors include: Zygote Ventures, LeFrak, Mission Bay Capital, Founders Fund, Foundation Capital, Formation 8, East West Capital Limited, and Alafi Capital67. 

​During the early years of Bolt Threads, they received funding from the National Science foundation and the US military to evaluate their synthetic silks potential to be used in ballistics, and for evaluation of the material for use in surgical sutures. 

Bolt Threads is based out of Emeryville, California and was founded in August, 2009 by Dan Windmaier, David Breslauer, and Ethan Mirsky. 

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​The "Cap of Courage" is a limited edition winter hat made by Best Made Co (a company owned by Bolt Threads) that was released to the public on December 7th, 2017. The hat is made with Bolt Threads synthetic Microsilk and Rambouillet wool. There were only 100 "Caps of Courage" made that sold for $198 each. 

​Bolt Threads worked with Stella McCarthy, a British fashion designer, to make a dress out of Bolt Threads synthetic Microsilk for an art exhibition called "Items: Is Fashion Modern" held at the Museum of Modern Art. The dress was on display at the exhibition between October 1st, 2017 and January 28th, 2018. 

On July 27th, 2017 Bolt Threads acquired the Best Made Company — a New York City based outdoor apparel company — for an undisclosed price. The partnership is designed for Bolt Threads to focus on making materials (I.e Microsilk), and for Best Made Company to focus on making products out of materials made by Bolt Threads. Best Company will act as a retailer for future Bolt Threads products. 

Bolt Threads announced on March 10th, 2017 they will be making a limited addition knit synthetic Spider silk tie that will sell for $314. The tie was only available in blue and the company only made 50 ties. 

​In May 2016, after Bolt Threads concluded their series C funding round, the company announced it will be partnering with Patagonia — an outdoor clothing company renowned for their high quality gear and commitment to sustainability. The financial terms of the partnership is undisclosed by both companies .

On May 11th, 2016 Bolt Threads closed their series C funding round with $50,000,000 raised in capital. Investors include: Formation 8, Alafi Capital, East West Capital, Foundation Capital, Nan Fung, and Innovation Endeavours8Endeavours.

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On January 3rd, 2018 Bolt Threads closed their series D funding round, raising $123,000,000 in funding. Investors include: Baillie Gifford, Formation 8, Founders Fund, Fidelity Management, Research Company, Temasek, Allen & Company, and Steve Vassallo9Vassallo. 

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On June 4th, 2015 Bolt Threads closed their series B funding round, raising a total of $32,300,000 in funding. Investors include: Zygote Ventures, LeFrak, Mission Bay Capital, Founders Fund, Foundation Capital, Formation 8, East West Capital Limited, and Alafi Capital, Foundation Capital, Formation 8, East West Capital Limited, and Alafi Capital, East West Capital Limited, and Alafi Capital.

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On November 22nd, 2014 Bolt Threads concluded their series A funding round, bring in $7,700,000 in funding. Investors include: Zygote Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Mission Bay Capital, and Foundation Capital, Mission Bay Capital, and Foundation Capital.