The Technology team advised GaeaStar on its $6.5 million seed funding round.

The round was led by a family office focused on ethical investments and included participation by, DART Labs Ventures, Sand Hill Angels, VSC Ventures, and Climate Capital Ventures.

Based in San Francisco and Berlin, GaeaStar’s technology uses geo-neutral materials and decentralized manufacturing to create zero waste disposable single-use products on demand, such as coffee cups, from earthen materials that disintegrate naturally without any environmental impact. Made only of clay, water and salt, GaeaStar’s beautifully-made products offer a high-end experience in comparison to paper and plastic single-use products, and they can be crushed and returned to the earth without any further processing.  

The Goodwin team included Andrew SparksKelly Carson, Yiwen Zhang, Ben Horwitz, Jinny Kim, Amy Josselyn, Justin Pierce, Charles Li, and Maggie Wong, with invaluable assistance from Daisy Beckner and Cristina Provencio.

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