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Purpose Beverages, Inc.

Makers of Tevolution, a delicious & all-natural line of premium organic iced teas donating $0.10 from every bottle to high-impact charities.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2008
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Purpose Beverages' first brand, Tevolution, is a delicious, organic, and all-natural line of premium-priced, bottled iced tea. Selling out at $2.49, every refreshing bottle of Tevolution donates a full $0.10 to our non-profit partners, ultimately impacting U.S. communities with millions of donated dollars per year. Further, each bottle's unique code tells our customers where and how their $0.10 made an impact, sharable via Facebook or Twitter.


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    Gerard Artavia
    President & Co-Founder

    Gerard Artavia is a beverage industry veteran with more than 10 years of marketing experience from Kraft Foods and Nestle USA. During that time, he has served as brand manager, category sales lead, and innovation manager, developing relationships throughout the industry. His roles have included new product development, Hispanic marketing, national and local retail sales development. Gerard earned his MBA from USC Marshall and a BA from UCLA.

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    Ian Simpson

    Ian Simpson brings more than a decade of experience in entrepreneurship and business strategy. In 2002, Ian founded Integrated Learning, Inc., a private tutoring company that grew to 10 major markets nationally. Recently, as a business consultant for IBM’s Global Business Services, Ian provided strategic support to publicly traded companies and the US Air Force. Ian earned his MBA from Georgetown and a BA from UCLA


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    Womble Carlyle
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    Reznick Group

Previous Investors

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    In summer, 2011, Purpose Beverages raised $150,000 in seed capital through convertible debt.