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Industrial Microbes

Industrial Microbes

Industrial Microbes or iMicrobes is a synthetic biology company developing fermentation technology. It participated in the W15 cohort of Y Combinator.

Industrial Microbes is a synthetic biology company that is developing fermentation technology. The company participated in the W15 cohort of Y Combinator.

The company is making building-block chemicals that are used in thousands of products by billions of people. It is targeting products that include biodegradable plastics, water-based paints and detergents. The company's technology is ideal for these global markets, since the cost of these products is driven by feedstock price.

The company's microbial platform is covered by multiple patent families in countries around the world. The expression of the key enzyme, the soluble methane monooxygenase, was attempted for more than 25 years before it was cracked by Industrial Microbes team. The company has exclusive licenses to additional patents developed at the University of Delaware.

Timeline

People

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Role
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Charlie Pinto

Investor

Derek Greenfield

Co-founder and CEO

Elizabeth Clarke

Co-founder

Feng Hu

Investor

Jeff Huber

Investor

John James

Investor

Kennon Largent

Investor

Matt Esh

Investor

Noah Helman

Co-founder

Peter Secor

Investor

Seth Weinstein

Investor

Shihao Liu

Investor

Sonja Markova

Investor

Sophia Collier

Investor

Steffen Hoellinger

Investor

Stephen Powaga

Employee

Todd Corenson

Investor

Further reading

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Can greenhouse gases become an innovative new raw material?

Erin Blakemore

YC-Backed Industrial Microbes Is Engineering Bacteria To Produce Chemicals From Natural Gases

Kim-Mai Cutler

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