Runa is a Brooklyn-based social enterprise that brews beverages from the guayusa (pronounced “gwhy-you-sa”) super-leaf and improves the livelihoods of Amazonian farming families through its supply chain. When brewed, guayusa has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, double the antioxidants of leading green tea products, and a smooth, clean taste. Revered by indigenous communities for centuries, guayusa is also consumed by native hunters before venturing in to the jungle at night. Made from a leaf, not from a lab, Runa is “clean energy” that powers you through your day. Runa supports over 2,700 farming families and is pioneering a new way of doing business in the Amazon. Runa’s products are sold in over 6,000 stores across the country, and are an effective alternative to the legions of artificial beverages and energy drinks on the market.
Brooklyn, US
Size (employees)
48 (est)
Runa was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, US
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Runa Office Locations

Runa has an office in Brooklyn
Brooklyn, US (HQ)
33 Flatbush Ave
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Runa Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$6.8 m

Latest funding size

$5.75 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago


Runa's latest funding round in October 2014 was reported to be $5.8 m. In total, Runa has raised $6.8 m
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Runa News and Updates

German online loan marketplace smava raises $65 million in new funding

Berlin-based smava, a marketplace for consumer loans, has secured a $65 million investment led by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners. Russian fund Runa Capital also contributed to the round. The platform allows consumers to take out loans online from banks with the company taking a small percent…

EchoPixel attracts $8.5 mln

Mountain View, California-based EchoPixel Inc., a provider of interactive virtual reality software solutions for healthcare professionals, has raised $8.5 million in Series A financing. Intel Capital led the round with participation from other backers that included Aurus Capital, Runa Capital and Ha…

1confirmation targets $20 mln for debut cryptocurrency fund

1confirmation is seeking to raise $20 million for its maiden fund, according to an SEC filing. The fund will invest in blockchain-focused companies, noted Bloomberg News. Reported backers include Mark Cuban and Runa Capital, said the news outlet. Nick Tomaino, a principal at Runa Capital and ex-prod…

Mark Cuban Invests in New Cryptocurrency Fund Months After Calling Bitcoin a 'Bubble'

The billionaire entrepreneur is backing a new fund focused exclusively on cryptocurrency assets.

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French SimpliField raises $4 million to save brick & mortar retail

French SimpliField, which aims to "rebuild the future of retail" with its SaaS solution for shops, has raised $4 million in a seed round. The funding comes from Runa Capital, CapHorn, and 50 Partners Capital. The post French SimpliField raises $4 million to save brick & mortar retail appeared fi…
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