Bolt Threads brings spider silk products to consumers, but commercial relevance is years away

August 23, 2018 | Case Study

Bolt Threads, founded in 2009, is best known for genetically modifying yeast to produce synthetic spider silk. The company, which has raised a total of $213 million in funding, aims to bring its spider silk and other materials to consumer products, which was first exemplified in 2016 by a partnership with Patagonia, albeit for an undisclosed product.

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