Watch List: Foods

The Watch List identifies products, services and companies emanating from the Wharton community that are worthy of your attention. In this case: food-related brands and companies.

 


 

BANDAR FOODS

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What started out as a joke between Dan Garblik and Lalit Kalani (both WG11) about the spiciness of Indian food ended up as a Kickstarter funded firm making sauces and now snacks like lentil crisps.


 

DRAZIL FOODS

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Christine Wheeler WG94 is the founder and CEO of Drazil Foods, a startup finishing up its first $1 million round of funding and getting its ready-to-drink herbal tea & juice drinks for kids in stores like Whole Foods.


 

HECTOR BEVERAGES

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James Nuttal WG10 teamed with three friends—Neeraj Kakkar, Suhas Misra and Neeraj Biyani—to launch the second-biggest energy drink in India: Tzinga. Now they’re building a traditional drink brand: Paper Boat.


 

BUNDLE ORGANICS

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Kwany Lui W05 co-founded this firstever line of USDA organic, non-GMO juices made especially for expecting and new moms.


 

HERBNZEST

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Filling gift baskets in the fancy food scene is Deboleena Dutta WG10, who handcrafts vegan condiments and gluten-free ingredients.


 

MATT & MARIE’S

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Launched as a catering service by then-MBA students Nicole Capp WG14 and Justin Sapolsky W08 WG14, the specialty sandwich shop has turned into a favorite of the Philadelphia lunch scene.


 

FITLY

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MBA student Ford Kerr and Fawad Rafi GEN99 co-founded this DreamIt Ventures-funded firm that combines mobile, meal planning and subscriptions, and free home delivery.


 

TIFFIN

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Now with five locations, Tiffin restaurants have made former banker Munish Narula WG01 an empire builder, thanks to traditional Mumbai cuisine and Internet ordering.

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