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.
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.
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.
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.
Kwany Lui W05 co-founded this firstever line of USDA organic, non-GMO juices made especially for expecting and new moms.
Filling gift baskets in the fancy food scene is Deboleena Dutta WG10, who handcrafts vegan condiments and gluten-free ingredients.
MATT & MARIE’S
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.
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.
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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