Logo for Keel Labs

Meet an Unreasonable Venture

Keel Labs

Building next-generation sustainable materials derived from nature

Photo of Tessa Callaghan

Tessa Callaghan

Co-founder & CEO at Keel Labs

More about Tessa »
Employees 21–50
Headquarters Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
Keel Labs began in 2017 as AlgiKnit, creating ocean-focused materials built from renewable resources. In 2022, Keel Labs was established as a platform for innovation, broadening its vision for the potential of the ocean to accelerate the planet’s development towards a more sustainable future.

Driven by the exploration of novel resources from the ocean, Keel Labs functions as a hub for the next generation of climate-focused solutions derived from nature. The company works at the nexus of design, science, and engineering to create impact-driven materials that harness the power of the ocean. Kelsun yarn, Keel Labs’ flagship product, is a seaweed-based yarn with a significantly lower environmental footprint than conventional fibers.

Notable Achievements

  • Raised $18M to date from Major Investors including: Horizons Ventures, Collaborative Fund, H&M
  • Received over 500 unsolicited requests from brands around the world to work with Kelsun
  • Co-Founders listed as 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30

Currently Operating in Five Regions

Press Mentions

May 2, 2024

Keel Labs Collaborates with Mr. Bailey to Launch Innovative Starboard Vest

Read on Breaking Latest News »

April 29, 2024

Keel Labs Mr. Bailey Starboard Vest Release Info

Read on Hypebeast »

March 5, 2024

America's Top GreenTech Companies 2024

Read on Time »

December 10, 2023

COP28: Fashion Forward—Protect Africa from 'Fagia'

Read on Inter Press Service »

More Ventures in Energy & Environment

Get the Unreasonable Newsletter

Get monthly updates on Keel Labs and over 406 other ventures working to solve the world's toughest problems.

Read our Privacy Policy.