GreenLab closes $5.2 million seed round


Biotech startup Greens Protein Manufacturing platform is transforming a corn field into the factory of the future.

JONESBOROW, AR, Jan. 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — GreenLab, Inc. announces the closing of a seed funding round of $5,268,944.44. A group of investors from Northeast Arkansas represent members of the agricultural industry who understand the critical role of sustainability and the value of protein optimization. The biotech startup’s patented platform is a literal greening of an industry inside a grain of corn, exponentially multiplied by acres of cornfields.

“The GreenLab Seed Round is being led by investors who understand real sustainability through their experience in agriculture as farmers, agronomists and owners of land, insurance and seed businesses,” said Kelly Phipps, current COO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GreenLab. He helped organize and participated in the tour.

The GreenLab seed round is being led by investors who understand the real sustainability and value of protein optimization.

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“The quality and understanding of our seed round investors is a compelling testament to the transformational value that the GreenLab platform provides for sustainable and unlimited scaling of new proteins,” said Jim Hedges, CEO of GreenLab. “This successful seed round follows years of focused research proving that science is at the heart of the GreenLab protein-optimized manufacturing platform. Our team of scientists is led by Dr. John Howard, Chief Scientist, and Dr. Elizabeth Hood, Founder and Director of Research and Development.”

About GreenLabGreenLab’s mission is to create a green industry through next-generation plant biotechnology. Our platform turns the cornfield into the factory of the future. We deliver on biotechnology’s promise of next-generation proteins, end-to-end sustainability and unlimited scalability. GreenLab currently has four patented corn-grown enzymes that are already in commercial production and is looking for partners to explore our own portfolio for direct sales, manufacturing partnerships or capacity expansion with other protein producers.

Contact: James O’Brien (314) 669-5510 [email protected]


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