Remembering the startups we lost in 2020

Remembering the startups we lost in 2020

Even in a non-hell year, running a successful startup is a tremendous lift. After the events of 2020, however, no doubt many already lean businesses are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. For every company that saw increased interest in their offerings during the pandemic, there were several that simply couldn’t make it […] …

Taika is developing a better coffee through natural chemistry and adaptogens

Taika is developing a better coffee through natural chemistry and adaptogens

So, an eight-year product veteran from Facebook and a globally popular barista walk into a coffee bar… … It’s not a joke. It’s the origin story for Taika, a new start-up that’s intending to bring natural stimulants to the masses through its juiced-up coffee drinks. The two co-founders, Michael Sharon, an eight-year veteran of Facebook’s mobile […] Talk to any of Sharon’s good friends and it’s plain to see that the man loves his coffee. The cornerstone of Sharon’s putatively powerful potables is a component typically discovered in tea called L-theanine. That summertime the coffee snob met the world’s finest barista and a friendship was formed that would blossom into the collaboration at the heart of Taika.”This coffee is like secretly healthy,” stated Sharon. It’s the origin story for Taika, a new start-up that’s aiming to bring natural stimulants to the masses through its juiced-up coffee beverages….