Catalog is a DNA storage startup trying to solve the problem of the exploding cost, complexity, carbon footprint and lack of longevity of data storage. To do so, they’re exploring how protein-based ATCG code could someday replace silicon-based 0s and 1s. We’re not talking pizza delivery anymore. It’s smart, ambitious and forward-facing. It’s the kind of startup I’m despairing to see more of.

And no, damn it, they’re not based in Europe.