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Tealet is an online farmer's market for tea. It's platform hosts retail subscription commerce and wholesale catalog sales.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website tealet.com

Company Summary

Tealet is the world’s marketplace for direct trade teas. Its product is a retail e-commerce and wholesale platform that connects independent tea growers directly to large high profit markets in the U.S. and internationally. Current global distribution networks dilute quality & take 85% of economic value.

Tealet aims to apply this direct trade platform to other agricultural commodities such as cacao and spices.


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    Elyse Marie Petersen

    Founder of Tealet; Global Tea Ambassador; Japan-focused MBA; Experience in Food Science and Global Development

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    Cody Moniz
    Lead Developer

    Web application developer with airline marketing exposure. Heavy interest with developing intuitive, interactive online applications using current web standards to maximize interoperability.

    Specialties:W3C HTML5/CSS3, jQuery, PHP, web2py, MySQL, Google App Engine

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    Michael Petersen
    New Media Director

    Michael Petersen graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the University of Hawaii, Manoa but has developed as a media producer. He has designed sophisticated integrated communications solutions for military, schools, and corporations. His passion is storytelling through media, especially through the use of new and social media. Also an Eagle Scout, Michael understands the value of community and collaboration.


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    Gregory Kim
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    PKF Pacific Hawaii LLP

Previous Investors

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    George Kellerman (500 Startups)
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    Marvin Liao
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    Blue Startups