Gore partners with Checkerspot for algal products

John Cumbers and Kevin Costa report for Forbes that Berkeley-based biotech startup Checkerspot has announced a partnership with Gore — the makers of Gore-Tex — to use synthetic biology to enhance Gore’s ability to produce a new generation of high-performance materials and outdoor products…

Checkerspot Closes $13 Million Series A

Berkeley-CA-based Checkerspot, Inc., a materials innovation company, has closed its Series A financing for $13 million. The round was led by Builders VC, and included Breakout Ventures, Viking Global Investors, KdT Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Sahsen Ventures, and Godfrey Capital…