Columbia University

Technology Ventures


AlgiKnit: AlgiKnit is a clean technology company developing algae-derived yarns for applications in the $1.2 trillion fashion industry. Founded by a group of designers, AlgiKnit is addressing the need for sustainable materials in one of the most polluting industries on earth. AlgiKnit is developing its fibers to have the performance of today's conventional materials and to be non-toxic, biodegradable, and to fit into a circular economy. In the last two years, AlgiKnit has raised over $2.25M in venture funding from Horizons Ventures and SOSV, and has been honored by National Geographic and the Postcode Green Challenge. AlgiKnit is a tiny fiber with a big impact.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact:

Dovina Qu
Technology Licensing Officer