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We are a team of scientists, doctors, engineers and innovators working together to decarbonize the chemicals industry. In that pursuit, we draw on diverse experiences, deep expertise, and a relentless commitment to clean chemistry for the world.

Our Founders

Our Scientists


Sean Liu Strategic Advisor

Sean is a partner at Founder Fund, one of Solugen’s earliest investors. He previously led Solugen’s finance organization, spearheading our efforts in investor relations, strategy, and M&A. He continues to stay engaged in Solugen as a strategic advisor. Sean holds a B.S. in Foreign Service and over a decade of leadership experience at top global investment firms.

David Weiner VP of Technology

David leads R&D at Solugen, advancing our technology platform and turning big ideas into groundbreaking technology. Having spent the last 25 years on the cutting edge of biotechnology, he is the author of 24 peer-reviewed publications and coinventor of 44 issued US patents.

Tom Richardson Chief Commercial Officer

Tom leads the company’s commercial efforts to put more sustainable solutions in the hands of our customers. With more than 15 years of experience bringing chemical solutions to market with chemical majors like BASF, DuPont, and Dow, Tom brings a problem solver attitude and a passion for doing good while doing business.


  • The World's Most Innovative Companies - Fast Company, 2022

    Annual ranking of businesses that are making an outsize impact. Solugen ranked #2 worldwide.

  • World Changing Ideas Awards - Fast Company, 2021

    Companies that have achieved incredible impact and have been in business under 4 years.

  • The Next Billion Dollar Start Ups - Forbes, 2020

    Annual list of the next generation or the VC-backed tech company.

  • Fast 100 & Innovation Awards - HBJ, 2019

    Houston's fastest-growing private companies.

  • 30 Under 30 - Forbes, 2017

    The most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.

  • MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition - 2016

    Business plan competition for undergraduates and postgraduates from all programs and levels at MIT.

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