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Ecovative Design

Ecovative Design

A company developing and commercializing biomaterial products grown by mycelium.

Ecovative was founded in 2007 and is located in Green Island, New York. The company was founded by Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre when they were students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. Ecovative grows materials from mycelium for use in structures including packaging, fireproofing, soundproofing, and furniture; and supplies a mycelium leather product sold under the Mylo brand to Bolt Threads. By growing materials using biofabrication, the company can deliver products to customers that are sustainable without sacrificing performance, cost, or function.

Timeline

March 30, 2021
Ecovative Design raises a $60,000,000 series D round.
May 30, 2007
Ecovative Design was founded by Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre.

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SBIR/STTR Awards

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Jonathan Shieber
March 30, 2021
TechCrunch
Eben Bayer has spent the better part of fourteen years proving out the power of the humble mushroom as the world's truly functional food. As the chief executive and founder of Ecovative Design, Bayer has made replacements for foam packaging, lamps and furniture, leather materials, and even meats like bacon from mighty mushroom mycelia (they [...]
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