STATUS Current
FUND Technology

Based in Milpitas, California, VitroLabs is the first start-up positioned to bring cultivated leather to scale.

Since 2016, the Company has been pioneering this cutting-edge material made by using advanced tissue engineering processes to create cell cultivated animal leather from only a few animal cells.

Vitrolabs has made significant progress on product quality in the optimization of cell expansion processes and proprietary design of a novel, large-scale tissue cultivator.

Last fall, VitroLabs moved into its new, 45,000 square foot facility, designed for pilot production and laboratory space as the company moves from the bench towards commercialization.

Series A May 2022
  • Ingvar Helgason
    Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Dusko Ilic
    Co-Founder & Advisor

VitroLabs is pioneering a path towards beautiful, high-quality real leather without harming animals, people, or the planet and in mid-2022, the JIMCO Technology Fund participated in VitroLabs’ Series A funding round to support this initiative.

Ingvar Helgason

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer VitroLabs Inc.

Where fashion, technology, and sustainability intersect, you will find venture-backed VitroLabs and its Founder & CEO, Ingvar Helgason. Originally from Reykjavik, Iceland, Ingvar’s commitment to sustainability and belief that biotech companies have the opportunity to lead the way in changing how companies produce materials and build supply chains is the foundation upon which VitroLabs’ mission is built. 

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