CEO and Co-Founder
Dan has carefully tended Bolt Thread's growth since 2009, using his passion and expertise to lead the company through technology development, expansion, and financing. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from UC San Francisco, where his graduate research involved designing genetic circuits to control microbial organelles.
Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder
David guides the design, production and testing of new silk polymers and fibers with desired performance properties. His graduate research on silk during his Bioengineering PhD at UC Berkeley and UCSF comes in handy as he directs long-term technical strategy.
VP of Operations & Co-founder
Ethan keeps the trains at Bolt Threads running on time. He wears many hats and manages all support functions, including capital projects, human resources, information systems, finance and legal. He was previously a founder at Silicon Spice, a successful semiconductor startup, and earned his PhD in Biophysics from UC San Francisco.