Sakara Life Expands Organic Meal Delivery Program Nationwide Supported By $4.8M Venture Funding

Funding Fuels Increased Operations and Employee Growth To Bring
Sakara Life Experience Nationwide

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sakara
Life
, the healthy lifestyle brand coveted by celebrities and
supermodels for its thoughtfully crafted organic meal delivery service
and life-changing results, today announced the nationwide expansion of
its organic meal delivery program. To help accelerate its scale-up,
Sakara Life also announced a $4.8M Series A funding round– the first
capital influx since co-founders Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise
raised $700 at a dinner party to launch the business in 2012.
Participating investors include Jeff Boyd and Bob Mylod, former CEO and
CFO of Priceline, who became angel investors after helping to lead one
of the great success stories in tech history, as well as SV Angel, among
others.

Since shipping its first nutritionally-designed organic meals in NYC in
2012, Sakara Life quickly became a favorite among celebrities such as
Chrissy Teigen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lily Aldridge, whose demand helped
drive its expansion throughout the Northeast and to the West Coast in
2015, and to nationwide availability announced today. As of January
2016, Sakara Life is on track to deliver nearly 40,000 meals monthly,
and the company expects sales to double in 2016.

“We are seeing massive appetite among consumers to lead healthier
lifestyles, but striking a balance between everything else going on in
our lives requires time, knowledge and resources that many people don’t
have,” said Whitney Tingle co-founder of Sakara Life. “For the past
three years, we have been able to create a sustainable business, even in
the absence of significant funding, which allowed us to bring these
resources to people while still growing in a profitable way. With the
additional capital, we want to continue this expansion and remove all
the obstacles standing in the way of people accessing this life-changing
experience.”

Sakara Life’s true success lies within its sustainable, efficient
business model and careful financial planning. The company’s continued
momentum at the ultra-high-end of an industry anticipated to reach $1
trillion by 2017 [Nielsen 2015] is reflective of a growing trend among
consumers to focus on energy, mindfulness and well-being instead of
strictly weight loss or dieting. Sakara Life not only educates its
clientele on health, but it delivers the solution straight to their
doorsteps, maintaining an innovative edge by consulting nutrition
experts, chefs and its advisory board which includes Bobby Flay, to
create food that fills the body, mind and soul.

Backed by science and guided by spirit, Sakara Life helps clients reach
their goals by reestablishing their relationship with food and their
bodies. Sakara Life’s meal delivery program empowers people to harness
the power of clean eating without the need to search for hard-to-find
ingredients and prepare meals. Instead, ready-to-eat meals are delivered
to clients’ doors daily and clients can read Sakara Life’s S-Life
Magazine
to better understand the impact of their thoughts, actions
and food intake on their overall wellbeing — physically, emotionally
and spiritually.

Sakara Life is committed to making every element of a meal serve a
specific benefit to its clients’ bodies. As such, all meals contain
nutrient-dense, plant-based ingredients and are free of dairy, gluten,
pesticides, chemicals, additives, preservatives, flavorings and dyes.
Sakara Life’s Clean
Boutique
also offers a fresh new way to shop for food with more than
30 products stocked full of functional ingredients to feed the body’s
every need. Complementing the nutritional quality in all of their
products is the chic packaging and inviting marketing that accompanies
them– a memorable combination contributing to a brand experience that
is uniquely-Sakara.

“We are changing the way people feel about food, the way they power
their bodies and fuel their ambitions,” said Danielle DuBoise,
co-founder of Sakara Life. “We know firsthand that what you put into
your body forms the building blocks for the rest of your life and
affects your relationships, career, happiness, and ability to create. I
couldn’t be more excited to spread this knowledge and feeling that so
many of our clients already know to more people.”

Through its expanded meal delivery program, clients across the U.S. can
sign-up for 3-day or 5-day meal programs (depending on geography), and
come February will have the option to “Taste it” — order a single meal
program — or “Live it” — subscribe to a recurring weekly meal program,
starting at $69 a day. For more information about pricing and program
options, visit http://www.sakara.com.

About Sakara Life

Sakara Life is a New York City-based wellness and lifestyle brand
providing all the tools for people to live a mindful, healthy life,
including delivering organic, nutritionally-designed and ready-to-eat
meals directly to clients’ doorsteps. Sakara Life was founded in 2012 by
Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise — a former Wall Street executive
and model and med student turned holistic nutrition expert — who
bootstrapped the company with $700 they raised at a dinner party. Now
available across the U.S. with offices in NY and LA, Sakara Life has
impacted the lives of thousands of people with a different approach to
meal delivery by looking at food holistically and crafting each product
to treat the whole body, mentally and physically. For more information,
please visit http://www.sakara.com/.

Contacts

SutherlandGold Group for Sakara Life
Bethany Mullinix, 415-275-6238
sakaralife@sutherlandgold.com
or
AZIONE
for Sakara Life
Leland Drummond, 646-490-2945
SakaraLife@azionepr.com