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Our Mission

The specific public benefit purpose of the Corporation is to economically scale an energy efficient adhesive, improving environmental sustainability in commercial applications and simplifying attachment and adhesion for consumer applications.

geCKo Materials, PBC

Our Team


Capella Kerst, Founder and CEO

Capella holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. She is the inventor for mass manufacturing of geCKo adhesive. She also holds degrees from UC Berkeley and UCLA. Cheering for sports is easy. Capella holds the patents in mass manufacturing of geCKo Materials adhesive. 

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Naomi Boness, Phd

(board of directors member/advisor) who is the Managing Director of Stanford’s Natural Gas Initiative and Co-Managing Director of the Stanford Hydrogen Initiative.  Naomi is an experienced practitioner in the energy sector with a focus on decarbonization pathways and technology development. Prior to Stanford, Naomi held a variety of technical and senior management positions at Chevron. As an advocate for women and gender equality, she is a member of the organizing committee for the Women in Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. Naomi holds a PhD in geophysics from Stanford.


(technical advisor) Professor at Stanford and inventor of the field of biomimicry and geCKo adhesive, who is seen on his LinkedIn picture scaling a wall using geCKo adhesive.

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(board of directors member/advisor) was a Lead R&D engineer at HP Labs with over 6 years of experience and 10 patent filings in the robotics’ domain. He has led university research in 3D print technology and commercialization. He joined geCKo pre-incorporating and holds a MS and BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UCLA. He is transitioning into an advisory role while he pursues a PhD in Robotics. 

Our Investors

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