BFV Portfolio Companies in the News


Advanced Materials Science – A New Genomics Frontier

February 6, 2018


Will Consumers Bite into a Burger Made From Methane?

Food Dive
Sandy Skrovan
October 17, 2017

How to Make Sushi from Methane Gas

Charlotte Pritchard
September 19, 2017

Cargill, an intensely private firm, sheds light on the food chain

The Economist
September 2, 2017


How to provide a protein-rich diet to a growing population

The Economist
August 31, 2017


How Zero Mass is using solar panels to pull drinkable water directly from the air

The Verge
Lauren Goode
November 28, 2017

Off-Grid Devices Draw Drinking Water from Dry Air

Scientific American
Donna J. Nelson, Jeffrey Carsick
June 26, 2017


June 25, 2013

Member Spotlight: Urban Electric Power

New York Best


Pressured for profit, oil majors bet big on shale technology

Ernest Scheyder
November 27, 2017

U.S. shale producers applying DNA sequencing to improve reservoir economics

World Oil
October 10, 2017

Majority of Top US Shale Producers Apply Biota DNA Sequencing

Biota Technology
October 10, 2017

Oil data startup Tachyus fuels up with funding from Founders Fund
Katie Fehrenbacher  
June 1, 2015

Oil Industry Vets Back Oil Data Startup Tachyus With $5M

The Wall Street Journal
Tomio Geron
October 12, 2016

Tachyus, a Data Start-Up for Oil Industry, Raises $6 Million From Founders Fund

DealBook / New York Times
Michael J De La Merced
April 10, 2014

Geltor: Silicon Valley’s Answer to Vegan Gelatin

Jan Lee
May 19, 2017

Geltor seeks to disrupt the gelatin market with potentially game-changing animal-free alternative

Food Navigator
Elaine Watson
August 16, 2016

Good Food Snapshot: Geltor

The Good Food Institute
Emily Byrd
March 21, 2017

Growcentia takes fast track to market success with yield-increasing soil additive for plants, crops

Innovation News
Steve Porter
October 4, 2016


A San Diego Company is Leading the Way in a New Frontier In Farming

Josh Baxt
March 24, 2017


Wynd: The smartest air purifier for your personal space


This Device Surrounds You In A Bubble Of Clean Air

Fast Company
Adele Peters
July 17, 2016


Dow AgroSciences and TeselaGen Expanding Advanced Biodesign Platform for Ag

Dow Agro Science
August 28, 2017

Arzeda and TeselaGen Partner to Advance Biodesign Technologies for Industrial Biotechnology

October 4, 2017

TeselaGen Is Building A Platform For Rapid Prototyping in Synthetic Biology

Tech Crunch
Kim-Mai Cutler
March 10, 2014

Photo-activated olefin metathesis enables 3-D printing of structural components

Chemical Engineering News
Marc S. Reisch
October 31, 2016