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Native Traits Corporation

Native Traits utilizes proprietary NT RECOVERY technology to make corn higher yielding, resistant to drought and tolerant of hot and cold temperatures.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Biotechnology
  • Location Kalamazoo, MI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2013
  • Employees 2
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
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Company Summary

The Company is the premier developer of native genetic traits that make corn higher yielding, resistant to drought and tolerant of temperature extremes. Native traits have many advantages compared to genetically-engineered (GMO) traits. EaSY is the flagship product of our proprietary NT RECOVERY technology. The Company is currently negotiating licensing agreements with prominent seed companies.


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    James W. Friedrich

    Dr. Friedrich is a serial entrepreneur, the original developer of the NT RECOVERY technology, and a veteran of the seed/biotechnology industry. While serving as President and Chairman of the Board of Maize Genetic Resources, Inc., he received the Governor's Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. His knowledge of the seed industry resulted in licensing arrangements with dozens of companies, including all of the major international players.

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    John L. McIntyre
    Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice-President

    Dr. McIntyre is also a serial entrepreneur and has a track record involving several start-up ventures and the raising of over $100 MM from several capital sources. Formerly the President/CEO of Vesteron Corporation, growing companies via strategic alliances, profitable licensing arrangements, and M & A activities are hallmarks of his executive leadership.


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    Honigman, Miller, Schwartz, and Cohn, LLP

Previous Investors

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    Friedrich Consulting & Research, LLC