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Runa Steers Towards Natural Energy, Away from Tea

To better serve the brand's social mission, Runa is shifting its focus towards selling more product— specifically its growing line of 12 oz. canned “clean” energy drinks.

People Moves: Martines Moves On From Kroger; Runa, Nutpods Add Sales Leaders

In this edition of People Moves: Mathis Martines joins branding firm Concentric; Runa hires former Whole Foods executive to top sales post; Nutpods taps Mark Nunn as VP of sales; Maker of Wild Tonic Kombucha names Steven Siegel as CEO; Ryan Lake joins OMAC Beverage Advisors as managing director.

Runa Hires Galindez as CEO, Gage Takes Role as Chairman

Runa, a maker of guayusa-based teas and energy drinks, has tapped veteran beverage executive Alex Galindez as its new CEO. Galindez, who was most recently the general manager of organic cold-pressed juice brand BluePrint, takes the reins from Runa co-founder Tyler Gage, who has a new role as chairman of the company.

Video: Runa Revamp — Co-Founder Discusses New Look

Runa's revamp was a project nearly 18 months in the making, but co-founder Tyler Gage believes that the company, a marketer of guayusa-based tea and energy drinks, finally got it right.

Oscar on Board: DiCaprio Invests in Runa

Guayusa-powered natural energy drink Runa confirmed today the long-rumored addition of Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor, joining a new wave of high-profile individual investors including fellow thespians Marlon Wayans and Adam Rodriguez.

Tennis Stars John Isner and Steve Johnson Invest in Runa

Runa co-founder and president Tyler Gage said the company intends allocate its new funds through strengthening its consumer marketing efforts, a component of which will be putting Runa’s new investors to work.

Runa Co-Founder Dan MacCombie Steps Down

His departure means an end to a highly-visible partnership between two Brown University friends who started a socially conscious brand that has deep roots in the Amazonian rainforest and Ecuadorean native tribes.

Transitional Times at Runa

Last October, Runa opened its doors to a much bigger cash infusion from MetaBrand Capital, a newly launched investment arm of MetaBrand’s food and beverage consulting firm.

MetaBrand Capital Raising $25 Million for “Fund B”

The private equity fund is looking to take a minority stake in 5 to 10 companies in the natural food, beverage and supplements space, with investments ranging between $500,000 and $2.5 million each.

MetaBrand Capital Invests $5.75 Million in Runa

Through the new fund, the company will primarily focus on growth capital investments in the food, beverage, nutrition and natural and organic product industries with strategic partners that embody and embrace a similar philosophy.
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