Checkerspot is a design-centric materials company. Advances in our understanding of biology, chemistry, and materials science are converging with advances in computational, experimental and fabrication tools, unleashing capabilities we once only imagined. Our mission is to expand the palette of molecular building blocks for high-performance and sustainable materials. We are building a technology platform that enables the design – at a molecular level – of new materials. By rethinking the inputs from the start, we see microbial TAGs (aka triglycerides) as unique molecular scaffolds that we can build properties with that can fundamentally change the performance of materials. Our goal is to put new materials into the hands of the designers and innovators that are building and conceiving entirely new classes of products that perform better and are better for our planet.