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The Story of a Brand

Jun 27, 2024

In this episode, Ramon Vela interviews Jeff Avila, Co-founder of Reap and Glow, about innovative skincare. 


Jeff reminisces about his mentorship under the legendary Jay Patrick at Alacer. Hear firsthand how Jay’s pioneering product development strategies shaped Jeff’s impressive 25-year career in the...

Jun 26, 2024

In this episode, Rose Hamilton, Founder of Compass Rose Ventures, interviews Wendy Wen, Founder and CEO of Antelope, and explores the strategic approach behind the company's success in acquiring and scaling natural pet CPG brands.

Wendy Wen shares valuable insights on building a resilient and sustainable business in...

Jun 25, 2024

In this episode, Ramon Vela interviews Lemon Perfect's founder and CEO Yanni Hufnagel.


He takes us through the evolution of his innovative beverage company, from the early days of securing investor support to achieving the remarkable milestone of selling nearly 100 million bottles!


He candidly discusses the highs...

Jun 21, 2024

In this episode, Ramon Vela dives into the inspiring entrepreneurial journey of Aaron Ambuske, Founder of Hest.


Eight years ago, Aaron set out to revolutionize outdoor sleeping solutions by creating products that bring the comfort of home mattresses to the great outdoors.


Supported by family, investors, mentors, and...

Jun 20, 2024

In this episode of The Story of a Brand, host Ramon Vela interviews Tate Stock, Chirp's innovative founder and CEO.


Tate shares his inspiring entrepreneurial journey, from creating the first Chirp wheel out of sewer pipes to overcoming early business challenges with family support.


They discuss how