Native Traits Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2013

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 2


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $407K

  • Investors
  • 4

Native Traits General Information


Developer of naturally-occurring agricultural genetic traits designed to create a more sustainable and profitable agricultural economy. The company's recovery technology confers traits such as drought tolerance and the ability to tolerate extreme temperatures, enabling businesses and corporate clients to use ancestral strains of corn and maize as a natural source of genes to improve commercial varieties.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Other Agriculture
Primary Office
  • 7532 West KL Avenue
  • Kalamazoo, MI 49009
  • United States
+1 (269) 000-0000

Native Traits Timeline

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Native Traits Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
5. Later Stage VC 21-Jun-2023 $407K 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC (Series B) 30-Jun-2022 00000 00.00 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Later Stage VC (Series A1) 07-May-2020 00.000 00.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC (Series A) 30-Mar-2016 $825K $875K 00.000 Completed Startup
1. Seed Round 30-Jun-2015 $50K $50K Completed Startup
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Native Traits Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series A-1 00,000 00 000.00 000.00 00 000.00 0.000
Series A 000,000 00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
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Native Traits Executive Team (3)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
James Friedrich Ph.D Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member
Sue Sobeck Controller
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Native Traits Board Members (6)

Name Representing Role Since
Brian Steensma Self Board Member 000 0000
Larry Mayberry Self Board Member 000 0000
Lee Huey Native Traits Board Member 000 0000
Stephen Haakenson Self Chairman 000 0000
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Native Traits Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Native Traits Investors (4)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Western Michigan University Foundation Limited Partner Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Northern Michigan Angels Angel Group Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Invest Michigan Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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