Defunkify washes the funk out with a better safer detergent.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Eugene, OR, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2017
  • Employees 7
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

We use science and green chemistry to create Defunkify®, a premium line of cleaning and deodorizing products that are high performance AND also eco-friendly. We design and test in-house with state of the art tools, and manufacture at third-party co-packers. Defunkify sells into multiple channels: independent retailers, grocery, club stores and on-line. We utilize national sales rep groups managed by our in-house Director of Sales.


  • Dr. Geiger has 30 years of experience in managing product-based start-ups. At MCT, in Silicon Valley California, Richard’s team developed the first carbon fiber wheelchair, featured in the movie Avatar. After, MCT was sold; Richard founded PDG, which developed products sold nationally at major retailers. Most recently, he was co-owner of KCF Technology, a technology company that developed energy harvesting devices for sensors and prosthetics.

  • CTO and Founder

    Dr. Miller has over 20 years experience developing and commercializing nanotechnology-related products. He was Technical Director of T/J Technologies and Director of Fuel Cells at World Energy Labs. Since founding Defunkify, he led the development of cleaning product formulations and created ProvenSafe(TM) process for creating cleaning products from curated, safe ingredients that are then tested for mixture toxicity using state of the art tools.

  • Eddie has experience building and growing CPG brands both in traditional retail and DTC. Most recently, as a consultant for Outdoor Project (a digital media company). Eddie has experience building customer awareness while decreasing acquisition costs and profitability by optimizing social media and marketing strategy.


  • Advisor and Founder (Nanomaterials and Green Chemistry)
    Michelle Arnau
    Justin Karkoc

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