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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

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Could a Bay Area biotechnology company reinvent what’s in our ski gear?

“The outdoor industry is ripe for technological advancements at this level,” Sterbenz continues. “This opportunity is something that could be widely disruptive. And necessary, I think, in the industry.”

THE FUNDAMENTAL THINGS APPLY: THE RISE OF CHECKERSPOT AND SUPERMATERIALS

THE FUNDAMENTAL THINGS APPLY: THE RISE OF CHECKERSPOT AND SUPERMATERIALS 1125 336 checkerspot

“Checkerspot is differentiated in its approach by focusing on more rapidly bringing to market high value materials with unique properties presently unavailable with traditional manufacturing processes. At Builders we partner with companies that are developing real solutions to modernize antiquated industries. Checkerspot’s approach of integrating biotechnology and materials science, then demonstrating the value of rapid prototyping and applications development, is exactly that,” said Jim Kim of Builders VC. He continued, “We fully expect that Checkerspot’s platform development and expansion into a wide range of industries will usher in a new way of thinking for how product designers apply and source performance materials.”

CHECKERSPOT RAISES $13M SERIES A TO PRODUCE BIOTECH-ENABLED PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

CHECKERSPOT RAISES $13M SERIES A TO PRODUCE BIOTECH-ENABLED PERFORMANCE MATERIALS 750 212 checkerspot

CHECKERSPOT CLOSES $13 MILLION SERIES A LED BY BUILDERS VC

CHECKERSPOT CLOSES $13 MILLION SERIES A LED BY BUILDERS VC 750 573 checkerspot

A MATERIAL NEW INVESTMENT

A MATERIAL NEW INVESTMENT 600 169 checkerspot

We (Breakout Ventures) have just invested in Checkerspot, a company using biological foundries to produce new materials sustainably.

PERFORMANCE IS THE KEY AS CHECKERSPOT PREPARES TO LAUNCH A PRODUCT FOR THE WINTER SPORTS MARKET

PERFORMANCE IS THE KEY AS CHECKERSPOT PREPARES TO LAUNCH A PRODUCT FOR THE WINTER SPORTS MARKET 1125 336 checkerspot

BIOTECHNOLOGY MEETS FASHION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE: TRENDS IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY

BIOTECHNOLOGY MEETS FASHION AND SPORTS PERFORMANCE: TRENDS IN THE APPAREL INDUSTRY 750 212 checkerspot

FASHION FOR GOOD ANNOUNCES NEW GROUP OF INNOVATORS

FASHION FOR GOOD ANNOUNCES NEW GROUP OF INNOVATORS 640 400 checkerspot

CHECKERSPOT NAMED IN C&EN 2018 10 START-UPS TO WATCH

CHECKERSPOT NAMED IN C&EN 2018 10 START-UPS TO WATCH 1125 313 checkerspot

MATT STERBENZ, FOUNDER OF 4FRNT, JOINS CHECKERSPOT

MATT STERBENZ, FOUNDER OF 4FRNT, JOINS CHECKERSPOT 598 990 checkerspot
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