We are a sustainable packaging start-up

 

 

About Notpla 

 

We’re hard to define because what we’re doing hasn’t been done before.

Notpla is a sustainable packaging start-up founded in 2014. A combination of designers,  chemists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. We create advanced packaging solutions made from seaweed and other natural materials as an alternative to single-use plastic.

We received multiple awards and grants from Innovate UK and the Ellen Macarthur Foundation for our innovative product “Ooho” – an edible and fully biodegradable sachet. Our portfolio has now extended with multiple innovation solutions. 

How it started 

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Pierre Paslier cofounded Skipping Rocks Lab while studying Innovation Design Engineering at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art.

After their first video of Ooho went viral in 2013, they joined Climate KIC, Europe’s largest funded accelerator focused on climate innovation.

The team started collaborating with chemists and chemical engineers from Imperial College to test Ooho at running events, festivals and takeaway shops. They soon started working on a scalable manufacturing technology.

In April 2017, they raised their pre-seed round on Crowdcube which helped grow the business, build the first machine and set up a manufacturing hub in London.

Sky Ocean Ventures invested in summer 2018 to accelerate the development of the second product and expand the chemistry, commercial, engineering and design teams.

Notpla, the material developed by Skipping Rocks Lab has expanded beyond just Ooho, and in 2019 the startup decided to give it a name and became Notpla.

Funding & investors

 

 

 

 

Funding & investors

 

In April 2017, we raised £850,000 in a record 3 days on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube, thanks to the 900 investors who believed in our vision.

In August 2018, we raised our first VC round from Sky Ocean Ventures.

In December 2019, we raised our seed round led by Impact VC funds Astanor Ventures and Lupa Systems, including participation from Doen Foundation, Torch Capital and our OG crowdfunding investors.

In December 2021, we closed a £10 million Series A financing round led by Horizons Ventures, with participation from existing investors Astanor Ventures, Lupa Systems and Torch Capital.

You can find details about this last round in our Notpla Press Release  For further information, or to arrange an interview, please email [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

The team

Notpla Team - Rodrigo

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez
Cofounder & Co-CEO

Notpla Team - Pierre

Pierre Paslier
Cofounder & Co-CEO

 

Notpla Team - Lise

Lise Honsinger
CFO / COO

 
Notpla Team - Karlijn

Karlijn Sibbel
Design Director

Notpla Team - Tristan

Tristan Kaye
Commercial Director

Notpla Team - Seb

Seb Bregeaud
Manufacturing Director

Notpla Team - Louise

Louise Anderson
Research Director

Notpla Team - Ella

Ella O’Toole
Operations Lead

Notpla Team - Fern

Fern Toynton
Culture, Wellness and Office Manager

Notpla Team - Matej

Matej Prokop
Lead Mechanical Engineer

Notpla Team - Manu

Manu Lopez
Ooho Technical Lead & QSE Manager

Notpla Team - Parvathy

Dr Parvathy Chandran
R&D Chemist

Notpla Team - August

August Ford
Designer

Notpla Team - Océane

Océane Gaudinet
R&D Chemist

Notpla Team - Danny

Danny Pitt
Films Technical Lead

Notpla Team - Ben

Ben Shaw
Engineer

Notpla Team - Olivia

Olivia Walker
Business Account Manager

Notpla Team - Alex

Alexandra Blanchin
Business Account Manager

Notpla Team - Vijay

Vijay Tailor
Electronics Engineer

Notpla Team - Margaux

Margaux Deguerre
Marketing and Communications Lead

Notpla Team - Kendra

Kendra Quinn
Junior Impact & Sustainability Associate

Notpla Team - Tom

Tom Postlethwaite
Designer

Notpla Team - Charlie

Charlie Nunn
Production Technician

Notpla Team - Ben

Ben Fullerton
Graphic Designer

Notpla Team - Poppy

Poppy Pippin
Designer

Notpla Team - Joel

Joel Hardingham
Industrialisation Project Manager

Notpla Team - Tian

Tian Sang
R&D Chemist

Notpla Team - Marta

Marta Quintana
Junior Commercial

Notpla Team - Ez

Ezbon Wallace
Production Operator

Notpla Team - Tez

Tezekel Woodley
Production Operator

Notpla Team - Pavinder

Pavinder Cheema
Junior Mechanical Engineer

Notpla Team - Marlon

Marlon Gwira
Mechanical Engineer

Notpla Team - Tessa

Tessa Robinson
Business Account Manager

Notpla Team - Cerri

Ceri Rees
Business Development Manager

Notpla Team - Flora

Flora Blathwayt
Business Development Manager

Notpla Team - Callum

Callum Wardle
Junior Designer

Notpla Team - Phoebe

Phoebe Lewis
Junior Designer

Notpla Team - Leila

Leila Belasri
Paper Production Planner

Notpla Team - Elin

Elin Green
Industrialisation Project Manager

Notpla Team - Catherine

Catherine Mondoa
Materials Research Designer

Notpla Team - Claire

Claire Gay
Chemistry Intern

Notpla Team - Amaya

Amaya Jones
Lab Chemist

Notpla Team - Joe

Joe Matusiak
Grant Writer