Co-Founder and CEO of LOLIWARE
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Born and raised in Hawaii, Sea F. Briganti is the Founder and CEO of LOLIWARE Inc., an award-winning materials tech company replacing single-use plastics with seaweed-derived products that are Designed to Disappear™.
Sea is a VC-backed product developer, climate activist, and award-winning social innovator. Prior to LOLIWARE, Sea built packaging and product innovation pipelines for global CPG companies such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, and L’Oréal.
With her team of expert materials scientists, engineers, and technologists, Sea has pioneered SEA TECHNOLOGY™, the first-ever seaweed pellet aimed at tackling The Triple Planetary Emergency: plastic pollution, climate change, and biodiversity collapse. By generating new massive and demand for ocean-farmed seaweed, LOLIWARE’s technology also supports the livelihoods of coastal communities around the world. By creating a material that’s compatible with existing machinery, Sea has demonstrated her ability to design for scale.
LOLIWARE’s first application of their SEA TECHNOLOGY™ is a drinking straw, currently being mass-produced by U.S. manufacturers and is poised to replace billions of plastic and paper straws.
To date, Sea has successfully raised $12.2M in funding and obtained VC-backing for LOLIWARE. Over the next 5 years, Sea and the LOLIWARE team are hyper-focused on rapidly replacing plastics with SEA TECHNOLOGY™ to tackle plastic pollution, improve ocean health, and decarbonize the future.
Publications inlcude: CNBC, World Economic Forum, National Geographic, TIME Magazine, New York Times, Forbes, WSJ, and Futurism.
Speaking engagements include: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Wharton School, TEDx, The Ocean Plastics Summit, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and The Collision Conference (Winner, 1st Place, 2019) .
“In a world where we’re constantly bombarded with bad news, we hope the announcement of SEA Technology and its use in our new straws demonstrates that a plastic-free future is within reach. We invite you to join us on this journey.” – Sea Briganti