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Dan Widmaier

Founder and CEO
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Bolt Threads

Dan Widmaier is the Founder and CEO of Bolt Threads. Dan earned his PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from UC San Francisco. In 2009, he and his two co-founders founded Bolt Threads, a materials solution company creating sustainable alternatives for the apparel, footwear, and beauty and personal care industries.

Harnessing his experience in both science and business development, Dan has grown Bolt Threads from an incubator start-up to a global biomaterials platform company. He has led Bolt Threads through multiple fundraising rounds, created lasting partnerships with iconic global brands like Stella McCartney, and launched commercially available materials including Mylo™ – a mycelium-based leather alternative - with a select group of partners including adidas, Kering, lululemon, and Stella McCartney.

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Events featuring Dan Widmaier

Events featuring Dan Widmaier