Cruz Foam Gets $1M Seed + Phase I NSF SBIR

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UC LAUNCH ’18 standout & National NSF I-Corps team Cruz Foam announced their seed round, as well as a $225k Phase I SBIR grant.

Hailing from UCSC, the team creates a biofoam from shrimp shell waste. The original idea was to replace the material inside surf boards, but through our one week NSF I-Corps course and UC LAUNCH accelerator, they quickly discovered a bigger market with a more urgent need–packaging.

Read more on their journey here and apply for our April I-Corps program here by 3/27.