Company Profile: Tethis, Inc.

CED Tech Venture Conference 2017 - Showcase, Demo Room
Sub-sector: Clean Tech
Year Founded: 2012

Tethis has developed a way to take simple carbohydrates and make high-value products. Tethis has a patented platform for the creation of these high-value chemicals using a common manufacturing process that is high throughput, low cost, and prevalent domestically and abroad.

Scott Bolin, CEO
Jim Bray, CTO
Tyler Tibbits, VP Sales & Marketing
Ryan Chan, Program Manager


  • Sold a major oil & gas service company an exclusive license for a novel and disruptive fracking application using ion-tolerant superabsorbent polymers.
  • One article in CNN Money brought companies representing 80% of the world's diaper capacity into our sales pipeline.
  • Successful completion of our first trial in a paper/building materials plant.
  • Accolades: One of eight companies in the NC State Springboard program in 2013; National runner-up in the Clean Tech Open 2014; One of the Best University Startups of 2016 - National Council Of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer;
  • Funding: ~$4.5 million

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network (BEN); First Flight Venture Center; N.C. State Entrepreneurship Initiative; NC State Office of Technology Transfer (OTT); Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC); SBTDC; AgIDG-Memphis

Tyler Tibbits
Raleigh, NC

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