Bolt Threads

Bolt Threads is a materials innovation company committed to revolutionizing how people think about and use natural materials. We believe that by applying engineering methods to biological systems we can create revolutionary new materials and products for the global textile market. These products deliver new combinations of properties to enable long sought-after features and functionality in consumer apparel.
Company Growth (employees)
Emeryville, US
Size (employees)
88 (est)-2%
Bolt Threads was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Emeryville, US

Bolt Threads Office Locations

Bolt Threads has an office in Emeryville
Emeryville, US (HQ)
5858 Horton St, Suite 400

Bolt Threads Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$90 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

over 1 year


Bolt Threads's latest funding round in May 2016 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Bolt Threads has raised $90 m

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Biotech company Bolt Threads debuts $314 necktie made entirely from ‘spider silk’

Bay Area biotechnology company Bolt Threads is offering the first glimpse of its futuristic fibers with the debut of a necktie made entirely from lab-produced “spider silk.” Founded in 2009, Bolt Threads has been setting out to “engineer the next generation of high-performance fashion fibers.” The c…

Bolt Threads debuts its first product, a $314 tie made from spiderwebs

 It may not look like a bunch of cobwebs but the tie you see above was spun from the same material spiders spin out from their behind. The difference is this thread was mass produced from fermented microbial poop instead and it’s the first product out from materials science startup Bolt Threads. Int…

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Over the past five years, funding to synthetic biology startups has more than tripled, surpassing the $1B mark for the first time in 2016. Deal flow has also grown significantly, up over 150% since 2012. We define synthetic biology as … Continued
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