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Cruz Foam

Founded Year



Series A | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$18M | 3 mos ago

About Cruz Foam

Cruz Foam manufactures compostable styrofoam substitutes. The raw materials are natural, renewable materials from upcycled shrimp shell waste. It caters to the packaging industry. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Santa Cruz, California.

Headquarters Location

2851 Mission Street

Santa Cruz, California, 95060,

United States

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Cruz Foam's Products & Differentiators

    Cruz Foam sheets

    Sheets of compostable foam, customizable

Expert Collections containing Cruz Foam

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Cruz Foam Patents

Cruz Foam has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Building insulation materials
  • EC 2.4.1
  • EC 3.2.1
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Related Topics



Polymers, Colloidal chemistry, Building insulation materials, Polymer chemistry, Organic polymers


Application Date


Grant Date


Related Topics

Polymers, Colloidal chemistry, Building insulation materials, Polymer chemistry, Organic polymers



Latest Cruz Foam News


Nov 21, 2022

November 21, 2022 The fight against packaging that pollutes the environment has recently received a major boost. California-based Cruz Foam has announced that actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Ashton Kutcher have invested $3.4 million in their company, which has begun making a Styrofoam substitute from shrimp shells. Huge amounts of styrofoam are used for single use, when delivering various products. Whirlpool was among the first to recognize this packaging advantage. “The mission to eliminate single-use plastics and fight for a clean and sustainable environment makes me excited to join as an investor and advisor, and I look forward to what we can accomplish together,” DiCaprio said. “We see tremendous potential in Cruz Foam’s packaging applications as the industry moves away from petroleum-based products and toward new biomaterials technologies,” said Kucer. The material they use comes from chitin extracted from shrimp shells. As they say, it is the second most abundant biopolymer on the planet. Other ingredients include starch and other natural materials. According to the founders, consumers want materials that protect products and do not cause harm. “Our products are circular in nature. We use biopolymers from nature to create a compostable material using the existing supply chain at a similar price,” stated Cruz Foam. E2 portal

Cruz Foam Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Cruz Foam founded?

    Cruz Foam was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Cruz Foam's headquarters?

    Cruz Foam's headquarters is located at 2851 Mission Street, Santa Cruz.

  • What is Cruz Foam's latest funding round?

    Cruz Foam's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did Cruz Foam raise?

    Cruz Foam raised a total of $22.02M.

  • Who are the investors of Cruz Foam?

    Investors of Cruz Foam include Regeneration.VC, At One Ventures, Sound Ventures, Helena, One Small Planet and 10 more.

  • Who are Cruz Foam's competitors?

    Competitors of Cruz Foam include Green Cell Foam and 2 more.

  • What products does Cruz Foam offer?

    Cruz Foam's products include Cruz Foam sheets.

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