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Founded Year



Convertible Note | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$160M | 2 yrs ago

About Lygos

Lygos is a sustainable specialty chemicals company that operates in the agronomy, home care, water treatment, fragrances, and C.A.S.E. markets. The company offers bio-inspired solutions aimed at improving performance and sustainability in various sectors, such as increasing crop yields, fighting stains, preventing corrosion, and creating sustainable fragrances. Lygos primarily serves sectors such as home care, agriculture, water treatment, and the fragrance industry. It was founded in 2011 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Headquarters Location

1249 Eighth Street

Berkeley, California, 94710,

United States




Expert Collections containing Lygos

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Lygos is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Synthetic Biology.


Synthetic Biology

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Companies involved in design and development of new biological parts, devices, and systems; as well as the re-design of existing biological systems.


Advanced Materials

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Companies in the advanced materials space, including polymers, biomaterials, semiconductor materials, and more

Lygos Patents

Lygos has filed 20 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • dicarboxylic acids
  • molecular biology
  • virus families
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date


Related Topics




Glycine receptor antagonists, Glycine receptor agonists, EC 1.1.1, EC 4.2.1, Metabolism


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

Glycine receptor antagonists, Glycine receptor agonists, EC 1.1.1, EC 4.2.1, Metabolism



Latest Lygos News

Lygos & CJ FNT Partner to Deliver High-Performing, Sustainable Materials

Oct 16, 2023

BERKELEY, Calif., & SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lygos, a sustainable specialty chemical company, and CJ Food & Nutrition Tech (CJ FNT) (KRX:097950), a global fermentation and biotechnology company and business unit of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang, today announced the companies have signed an agreement to support large-scale manufacturing of amino and organic acid precursors for Lygos’ Soltellus™ & Ecoteria™ products. CJ has over 60 years in the fermentation business with ex

Lygos Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Lygos founded?

    Lygos was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Lygos's headquarters?

    Lygos's headquarters is located at 1249 Eighth Street, Berkeley.

  • What is Lygos's latest funding round?

    Lygos's latest funding round is Convertible Note.

  • How much did Lygos raise?

    Lygos raised a total of $203.67M.

  • Who are the investors of Lygos?

    Investors of Lygos include Paycheck Protection Program, CJ CheilJedang, LG Technology Ventures, Y Combinator, OS Fund and 12 more.

  • Who are Lygos's competitors?

    Competitors of Lygos include Ecovia Renewables and 4 more.


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