Pivot Bio

Founded 2011
51-200 employees
  • Biotechnology & Chemical Products
  • Headquarters address
    Berkeley, California
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    Our story began nearly a decade ago, when the research efforts of Karsten Temme, Ph.D., and Alvin Tamsir, Ph.D., converged. With Karsten’s bioengineering background and Alvin’s molecular biology and computer programming experience, we were inspired to develop solutions that would positively impact our world by channeling our efforts on the agricultural landscape. Initially focusing on nitrogen fixation, the result of this unique collaboration was Pivot Bio, a biotech startup leveraging a deep understanding of microbial behavior to deliver innovative nutrient solutions to farmers.

    Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in crop nutrition. Our proprietary ON Technology™ harnesses the power of naturally occurring microbes to give crops increased access to key nutrients. It’s a smart, sustainable way for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.


    Compensation and retirement

    Stock Options
    401k plan
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)
    EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

    Vacation and time off

    Unlimited time off
    Paid holidays
    Flexible working hours
    Work from home flexibility
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits

    Personal development

    Management training
    Job training
    Conferences reimbursement
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Accessible via public transportation
    Snacks and beverages
    Company activities
    Pet-friendly workplace
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    Pivot Bio - Company Photo