Meet the Spiritus Team: Pioneering Sustainable Carbon Removal

At Spiritus, our mission to revolutionize carbon removal is driven by a diverse and accomplished team of experts who are committed to creating a sustainable and low-carbon future. Led by innovation veterans Charles Cadieu and Matt Lee, our team combines a passion for creative problem solving, a transparent culture, a wealth of experience across the necessary domains to bring our carbon removal solution to market and to a globally relevant scale.

Meet the Co-Founders:

Charles Cadieu Co-Founder and CEO

Charles Cadieu, PhD, CEO, founded IQ Engines (acquired by Yahoo!/Flickr) and Caption Health (acquired by GE HealthCare). As Co-Founder and CEO of Caption Health, Charles led the company to develop an FDA breakthrough medical technology that was named a 100 Best Invention by TIME Magazine.

Charles has raised >$75 million for his startups from leading venture (Khosla Ventures, DCVC) and non-dilutive (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, NSF) funders.

Matt Lee
Co-Founder and CTO

Matt Lee, PhD, CTO, invented Spiritus’ breakthrough sorbent technology. He is a materials engineering expert with specialization in hierarchical and bioinspired porous solids, complex fluids, multiphase systems, and colloid science.

For 10+ years as staff scientist and technical manager, he has focused on advanced materials at scale to support national security at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). He holds a BS from UCSB and MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering from UCI.

Our Accomplished Team

Beyond our co-founders, Spiritus boasts a dynamic team of professionals spanning diverse fields such as chemistry, mechanical engineering, process engineering, environmental science, and commercialization.