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Entogenetics is developing ballistic quality silk to provide more comfortable and better protecting body armor to our fighting men and women

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2007
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

EntoGenetics has pioneered new technology to mass produce spider silk using genetically engineered silkworms. Spider silk is the toughest natural fiber known, so the ability to mass produce it at a cost of everyday silk is a breakthrough in textile engineering. We are in the final stages of developing our process and then will start fabric development and testing. Independent testing has already confirmed a toughness factor 3x higher than Kevlar


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    David Brigham

    David Brigham holds a PhD in Entomology and is the inventor, acting president, and head of research and development for Entogenetics. David has been working in the fields of entomology, biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology for over 20 years. David received his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University.

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    Jeffrey M. Heybruck

    Jeff Heybruck has been in the finance and accounting since 2001, and working as a CFO with various companies since 2005. He started Lucrum Consulting Inc., a fractional use CFO firm, in 2009 and was hired as EntoGenetics' CFO in 2011. He is a graduate of the Guilford College Honors Program and obtained his Masters in Accounting from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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    Jacob Okun

    Jacob Okun is a co-founder of Fessel & Okun PLLC. Jacob's practice focuses on general corporate practice, with an emphasis on real estate acquisition and disposition, mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. Jacob is He is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Jacob serves as EntoGenetics' corporate counsel.

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    Alex Macris

    Alexander Macris is the CEO and President of Themis Group, Inc., a digital media publisher based in Durham, NC, which he co-founded in August 2001. His experience ushering in new tax credits, utilizing existing economic development programs and obtaining venture capital will be instrumental in Entogenetics growth. He is a graduate magna cum laude of Harvard Law School and the US Military Academy at West Point.


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    Fessel & Okun, PLLC
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    Cherry Baekert & Holland, LLP

Previous Investors

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    NC Biotechnology Center
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    $300,000 from 24 individuals