The CEO of a ‘funky’ powder laddu company sponsored by Megan Markle is a world-traveling California free spirit who hopes to make the world aware of the power of mushrooms and the stress-reducing plants known as ‘adaptogens’.
Hannah Mendoza founded Clever Brands in January 2019, after initially selling her powdered drinks at a pop-up coffee shop.
Oprah Winfrey – who attended the wedding of Markle and Prince Harry – revealed on Sunday that she had invested in the Markle brand after promoting the products on her Instagram.
‘On the first day of Christmas my neighbor’ M ‘sent me … a basket was delicious! (M says yes), ‘Oprah said with a crown emoji.
‘My new drink for morning and night.
“I would love to get Clever blends soon, and I would have added it to my list of favorite things,” he told his 19 million followers.
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Markle later released a statement confirming his investment in the company. She did not mention her role.
“This investment is in favor of an aspiring female entrepreneur who prioritizes building a community with her business,” Markle said.
‘I am proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to growing ethical raw materials and having a holistic approach to a product and health that I personally like. I trust her, I trust her company. ‘
Mendoza co-founded the company in January 2019 with 31-year-old Roger Coppola.
The pair are both from U.C. Attended Santa Barbara, Mendoza graduated in 2014.
Hannah Mendoza, CEO and co-founder of Clever Blends, graduated from college in 2014.
Megan paid the company for being ‘female-led’. Its co-founder is 31-year-old Roger Coppola
Some of the products sold on the Clever Blends website include ‘Golden’ Yellow ‘Superlate’ and ‘Macha Superlate’
His address is listed as a $ 1.2 million home in Berkeley, and his social media feed is full of posts promoting health and positive thinking.
Markle’s statement on investment
‘This investment is in favor of an aspiring female entrepreneur who prioritizes building a community with her business.
I am proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to nurture ethical raw materials and have a holistic approach to a product and health that I personally like.
I trust her, I trust her company. ‘
In October, Mendoza posted a photo of himself in hiking gear, except for a giant mushroom growing from the trunk of a tree.
‘Hannah has one of those mushroom-awe-inspiring moments (a common theme of the Clever team),’ he wrote.
‘Mushrooms make you believe in magic – they are ancient creatures that talk to each other and are in every inch of the world, healing our bodies in unimaginable ways.
‘Did you know that the largest creature on earth is a mycelium network !? Sister is a mushroom! ‘
In November, Mendoza showed a photo from one of their suppliers in Santa Barbara, describing the Sweet Mountain Top farm as ‘a group of female farmers growing podas, a mountain, flowers and medicinal herbs in the clouds’.
Markle is said to have contacted the company in 2017 after modeling his products for himself.
Mendoza confirmed Markle’s investment: ‘Entrepreneurs need funding, but they also need consultants who are deeply concerned about what they are creating.
‘I am grateful to have found both in the Duchess of Sussex.
‘Her interest in what we create is clear, and a partnership I could not imagine.
‘We are happy on the way forward.’
Each packet of 14 cups of clover blends contains powder ‘Superlates’, which also comes in flavors like Dumeric and Matsa.
They also sell ‘Organic Colombian Arabica coffee mixed with oat milk and coconut cream, powered by adaptogens, mushrooms and probiotics, naturally sweetened by the monk fruit’.
It sells a $ 18 branded Paul Froder and a sold-out travel mug.
Everything contains adaptogens – natural ingredients, usually derived from plants, that help the body fight resistance and adapt to stress.
After setting up ‘Funky Coffee Pop Up Bar’ Mendoza established Cleaver blends.
‘We traveled to the California coast, mixing adaptogenic lattes and mushroom coffees in the back of a van. It was awesome, ‘he writes on the company’s website.
‘Our drinks surprised people – but it’s hard to recreate at home.
‘We needed an easy way to bring these magical elixirs into people’s daily rituals … so we hit the kitchen!
‘We set out with the aim of creating the most delicious, nutritious instant laddu on the planet.
‘After 1 year of creation and accurate raw material sources, our super lats were born!’
The company claims to base all of its products in Santa Barbara and make them right there.
It states that it uses only organic or non-GMO products and that they ‘would like to donate one percent of our revenue to organizations fighting for food justice in the United States’.
Before moving into the superfood industry, Mendoza worked as a volunteer English teacher in Brazil.
The company sells pre-packaged superfood based late powders that need to add water
Clever Blends collaborates with a ‘bizarre BIPOC lead group’ that focuses on ‘promoting regional mutual aid and social backwardness – food justice programs’.
Markle’s investment was the first for him and Harry to leave royal life earlier this year to pursue a private life and gain ‘financial independence’ from the royal family.
Their departure came as a shock to the royal family and came months after rumors.
In their roles as senior royals, they cannot make private investments.
But now, they’re free to enter into business deals with the likes of Netflix – they have partnered with them on a $ 100 million deal.
They have also collected checks to speak on private involvement since leaving the public life in January 2020 after complaining of press intrusion.
On Monday, Megan thanked the ‘quiet heroes’ of the epidemic in a video message previously recorded on CNN.
She recently wrote for The New York Times, revealing that she had a miscarriage.