Discover the stories of these Asian founders & creators

and honor the heritage that inspired this collection of brands and products.

  • Vincent KitirattragarnDang Foods

    On a mission to inspire others to snack healthier, Vincent Kitirattragarn created Dang Foods and named it after his mother, who first encouraged him to create the company after passing down a childhood recipe from Thailand.

  • Southeast & East Asian food tends to be plant-based, low in sugar and less processed than Western food. My goal is to spread these healthy eating habits here in
    America.”

  • Madeline Haydonnutpods

    Looking for a non-dairy coffee creamer to level up her cup, nutpods creator Madeline Haydon used the lessons she learned from her parents not just to create a tasty product, but to build a brand inclusive of everyone.

  • I believe deeply in giving
    back
    to help make the
    road easier for the people behind me.”

  • Nikhil Arora Back to the Roots

    Inspired by ancient food and farming culture in India, founders Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez created Back to the Roots to help a new generation connect to their food and where it comes from.

  • It was my grandparents’ passion for growing their food and cooking with the freshest ingredients in India that opened my eyes to the magic of gardening.”

  • Andrew LeeOTIS Dental

    Andrew Lee created OTIS Dental as an accessible, affordable solution to Bruxism—a condition that causes him to clench and grind his teeth as a result of
    PTSD from a near-death hate crime.

  • As a child of South Korean immigrants, I saw my parents endure countless racially charged attacks. They rose above the hate and taught me to live by the principles of hard work, endurance & integrity.”

  • Priscilla Tsaicocokind

    Asian culture has had a profound impact on modern skincare routines and on cocokind founder Priscilla Tsai, who built a beauty brand with higher standards for ingredients, formulations, environmental impact and customer transparency in mind.

  • My parents immigrated from Taiwan with nothing and built an incredible life through hard work & determination. They always emphasized staying humble and grounded, and I try to instill those characteristics in my business.”

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