Alumni Entrepreneurs

Paul Stamets, BSc 1979


Fungi Perfecti, LLC

Type of Business

Farming, Fishing and Forestry

Date of Operation


Description of Business or Organization

Mail order business specializing in providing information on the cultivation and identification of mushroom forming fungi. Much of our profits are steered into research on protecting rare species in the old growth forest. Our extensive laboratory complex houses thousands of cultures which are used to generate tons of pure culture mycelial mycomass.

Contact Information

PO BOX 7634
Olympia, Wa

Please describe any patents you hold on inventions or processes and where those are held and when you got the patent.

1. MYCOPESTICIDES, U.S. Pat. # 6,660,290, sole inventor. 2. MYCOATTRACTANTS AND MYCOPESTICIDES, U.S. Patent No. # 7,122,176, sole inventor. 3. MYCOPESTICIDES & MYCOATTRACTANTS # 20011296679, Australian Patent, sole inventor. 4. COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING HYPSIZYGUS ULMARIUS EXTRACT U.S. Patent # 7,575,764, co-inventor. >6 more patents are in process.

How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?

Made me depend upon myself, and that my scholastic endeavors continue with every waking moment. Most of all, I became enthralled with the wonderment of nature, and systems thinking.