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Series A | Alive

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$13M | 2 yrs ago

About Keel Labs

Keel Labs operates a biomaterials research group devoted to developing wearable textiles from readily abundant biopolymers. The company provides a scalable and sustainable alternative for designers, manufacturers, and consumers by utilizing materials with a significantly lower environmental footprint than conventional textiles. Keel Labs company was founded in 2017 and is based in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Headquarters Location

1015 Aviation Parkway Suite 400

Morrisville, North Carolina, 27560,

United States


ESPs containing Keel Labs

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Consumer & Retail / Fashion Tech

The upcycled textiles market creates new textiles from discarded or pre-existing materials like worn clothing, plastics, and even food waste. In addition to creating new materials, some of these new methods of material manufacturing can also be biodegradable, promoting circular economy practices. This market offers innovative solutions to reduce textile waste and extend the lifecycle of materials.…

Keel Labs named as Challenger among 10 other companies, including Econic Technologies, Circ, and GALY.


Research containing Keel Labs

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Keel Labs in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Jul 26, 2023.

Expert Collections containing Keel Labs

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Keel Labs Patents

Keel Labs has filed 1 patent.

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Latest Keel Labs News

Keel Labs’ seaweed yarn, backed by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, can tackle fashion pollution

Jan 26, 2023

Company hopes its product, made from polymer extracted from seaweed, can replace traditional fibres that have high environmental costs Billionaire Li’s private investment arm Horizons Ventures and the investment arm of H&M Group are among the company’s investors

Keel Labs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Keel Labs founded?

    Keel Labs was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Keel Labs's headquarters?

    Keel Labs's headquarters is located at 1015 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.

  • What is Keel Labs's latest funding round?

    Keel Labs's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did Keel Labs raise?

    Keel Labs raised a total of $17.41M.

  • Who are the investors of Keel Labs?

    Investors of Keel Labs include SOSV, Horizons Ventures, H&M Group Ventures, Starlight VC, Third Nature Investments and 8 more.

  • Who are Keel Labs's competitors?

    Competitors of Keel Labs include Bolt Threads and 6 more.


Compare Keel Labs to Competitors

Evrnu Logo

Evrnu develops engineered fibers made from discarded clothing. Its fiber transformation technologies turn old clothing into a new, useful raw material for the creation of premium garments. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Rubi Laboratories

Rubi Laboratories turn carbon emissions into natural carbon-negative textiles. It provides a carbon-waste-management service to energy and manufacturing facilities to reduce their carbon emissions and liabilities. It converts those emissions into solid materials, providing a carbon-negative textile supply to apparel manufacturers. It was founded in 2020 and is based in San Leandro, California.


EVERYBODY.WORLD manufactures 100% recycled cotton, biodegradable and gender-neutral basics. Its products are made from reclaimed US-grown cotton manufacturing waste then knit, cut, sewn and dyed in Los Angeles.


CovationBio is a manufacturer of biomaterials intended to enable bio-based products on a global scale. It provides biodegradable materials for personal and home care, pharmaceuticals, and many more. Its product range includes footwear, outdoor apparel, coatings, inks, and functional fluids. It serves the apparel, carpeting, cosmetics, food, and packaging industries. It was founded in 2022 and is based in Newark, Delaware.

OceanSafe Logo

OceanSafe provides biodegradable textile solutions. The company manufactures biodegradable synthetic textile fibers and yarns. It offers non-toxic and biodegradable textiles through a licensing business model. OceanSafe caters to the textile industry. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Berne, Switzerland.


ALT TEX operates as a sustainable polyester fashion and textile manufacturing company. It makes biodegradable and carbon-neutral textiles engineered from food waste through patent-pending fermentation technology. It was founded in 2020 and is based in Kitchener, Ontario.


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