Dallas’ NexPoint Capital Invests $2M in Dallas-Founded Bioplastic Manufacturer PlantSwitch

by | Nov 28, 2023
PlantSwitch, founded by two SMU students in 2020, has a carbon-negative production process that upcycles agricultural waste to produce biodegradable and compostable resins for single-use products. The NexPoint investment is part of a new $7.7 million early fundraising round.
Bioplastic Product Startup lands $3.25M Seed Round
by | Feb 8, 2022
Two former SMU golf teammates hated paper straws—and got to work. In 2020, the duo launched PlantSwitch, a B2B business offering plastic alternative products with just three clients. Since then, the company has grown fast, adding D2C business and hundreds of clients that include distributors such as Sysco and Ben E. Keith.
Two SMU Grads Create Eco-Friendly Products to Combat Single-Use Plastics
by | Sep 29, 2021
All straws suck—but single-use paper straws that disintegrate mid-drink are especially sucky. That's why two SMU grads were inspired to create an alternative to plastic straws, as well as other single-use plastic products, made with upcycled agave waste from tequila production. The pair are raising a Series A round.