“The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity.”
If you’re a parent, you’ll know how difficult it can be to get healthy food for your children, especially with so much deception in the food industry.
But what you may not know is that scientists consider nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life to be the most important environmental factor in human development.
Pregnant with her second child — and unhappy with the food options available for her first baby — Angela Sutherland and her co-founder, Evelyn Rusli, set out to do something about it. In 2015, they launched Yumi with a mission to build a healthier generation.
Today, Yumi has become one of the fastest-growing kids nutrition companies with more than 10 million meals delivered.
They’ve raised more than $70 million in funding and their investors include the founders of Uber, Harry’s, and Warby Parker, as well as such celebrities as Snoop Dogg and Gabrielle Union. Focused on empowering women, Yumi’s Series B funding round also brought in 70 new women investors and women-led firms. Public fans of Yumi include Jessica Alba, Gigi Hadid, and Molly Sims.
Prior to her entrepreneurial journey, Angela was a director at a private equity firm and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Her mother was a refugee of the Vietnam War, moving to America in 1975.
In this episode:
- Balancing kids with career
- Toughest moments along the way
- The best lessons from Angela’s entrepreneurial journey, and
- How she built Yumi into the powerhouse it is today.
Let’s WIN THE DAY with Angela Sutherland!
🎥. For the video interview, click here.
Resources / links mentioned:
🚀 Angela Sutherland LinkedIn
⚡ Yumi website
📝 Yumi Facebook
📷 Yumi Instagram
🌎 Yumi Twitter
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