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 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.

The team raised a £4m seed round in dec. 2019, led by Lupa Systems and Astanor Ventures.

The team

Notpla Team - Rodrigo

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez
Cofounder & Co-CEO

Pierre Paslier
Cofounder & Co-CEO

 

Lise Honsinger
CFO / COO

 

Karlijn Sibbel
Design Director

Notpla Team - Tristan

Tristan Kaye
Commercial Director

Manuel Lopez
Ooho Technical lead & QSE Manager

Matej Prokop
Lead Mechanical Engineer

Dr Parvathy Chandran
R&D Chemist

Ella O’Toole
Operations Lead

August Ford
Production Designer

Ben Shaw
Mechanical Engineer

Ezbon Wallace
Machine Operator

Alexandra Blanchin
Business Account Manager

Océane Gaudinet
R&D Chemist

Notpla Team - Vijay

Vijay Tailor
Electronics Engineer

Margaux Deguerre
Marketing Lead

Joe Clarke
Financial Analyst

Fern Toynton
Culture, Wellness and Office Manager

Danny Pitt
Films Technical Lead

Kendra, Impact Associate

Kendra Quinn
Junior Impact Associate 

Olivia Walker
Business Account Manager

Tom Postlethwaite
Designer

Mariana Delia Enea
Caretaker

Marlon Gwira
Mechanical Engineer

Charlie Nunn
Production Technician

Ben Fullerton
Graphic Designer

Poppy Pippin
Designer

Tian Sang
R&D Chemist

Marta Quintana
Commercial Intern

Pavinder Cheema
Junior Engineer

Hugh Davies
Junior Chemist

Tezekel Woodley
Production Operator 

Olga Sirodoeva
Advisory Board Member

Funding & investors

Supporting the next generation of packaging

We are not currently taking public investment. We will publish here when we are raising again!

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.

In Dec. 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.