It all kicked off with a dinner party in Soho.
Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle, two 20-something NYC transplants at the time, were charging friends “admission” to their apartment soiree.
The year was 2012 and the party was a trial for their young business: Sakara Life, an organic food-delivery service offering plant-based, chemical-free, prepackaged meals.
The dinner raised the pair just $700 in capital, which they used to buy a domain, make business cards for distribution at cafes and yoga studios, and test out healthy, organic recipes on friends and neighbors, hand-delivered door-to-door on bikes.
Just a year later, in 2013, Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed Sakara on GOOP, taking the brand mainstream.
DuBoise and Tingle quickly began picking up press, featured everywhere from Vogue and The New York Times to Forbes’ 30 Under 30. By 2016, Sakara had raised $4.8 million in its only funding round to date….