We are a sustainable packaging start-up

We are a combination of designers and chemists, engineers and entrepreneurs. We’re hard to define because what we’re doing hasn’t been done before. We create advanced packaging solutions that disappear, naturally.  

How it happened

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez and Pierre Paslier cofounded Skipping Rocks Lab in 2013 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 first 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.

The team

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez
Cofounder & Co-CEO

Pierre Paslier
Cofounder & Co-CEO

 

Lise Honsinger
CFO / CCO

 

Manuel Lopez
Head of Production

Matej Prokop
Lead Mechanical Engineer

Dr Gerald Donnelly
R&D Chemist

Hugo Lynch
Liner Project Lead

Ella O’Toole
Events Lead

Nicolas Trupin
Material Designer

August Ford
Production Designer

Ben Shaw
Mechanical Engineer

Will Bouette
Mechanical Engineer

Emily Cassius
Business Development

Océane Gaudinet
R&D Chemist

Funding & investors

Supporting the next generation of packaging

Contact us

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. As the first investment in their fund, we are pioneering through their Innovator in Residence a new way to collaborate between startups and corporations.