nanoGriptech is a privately held developer and manufacturer of gecko-inspired dry adhesive technology used in applications ranging from wearable consumer goods to semiconductor and glass handling to automotive upholstery fastening.

nanoGriptech was spun off from research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh which is focused on understanding and duplicating.

nanoGriptech was founded in 2009 by Metin Sitti. The company is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


nanoGriptech's gecko- inspired Setex® products address challenges current adhesives, gripping materials and fasteners can’t. nanoGriptech’s technology enables visionary product designers to implement creative, first-to-market designs and solve tough, costly manufacturing problems.


nanoGriptech patterns a surface (which can be a polymer film, fabric or other moldable material) to create an array of fibrillar structures with mushroom shaped tips, each one having a diameter measured in microns.


nanoGriptech has raised $6M in a latest funding on Mar 12, 2020. Backers included Koç Holding, Inventram, Industrial Technology Investment Corporation (ITIC), Innovation Works and others. This new round brings nanoGriptech's total funding to $7.7M to date.



  • Year founded: 2009
  • Funding Info: $7.7M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: NA)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Pittsburgh
  • State: Pennsylvania
  • Country: United States
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