Angela Zeng came to St. Louis from her native China in 1996 to earn her PhD in pathology from SLU before earning her MBA at Olin in 2005. She’s launched a natural beverage startup in St. Louis called Karuna and has been attracting the attention of local media with her bottled drinks that promote nutrition through plant-based beverages.
The St. Louis Business Journal reported that Zeng is investing $1.5 million to $2 million of her own money in the venture.
“Two of nature’s hardest-working healers, Mung Bean Sprouts and Aronia Berries, come together in Karuna Heal to bring you pure revitalization,” according to the website.
“Karuna Heal: Bean Sprout & Aronia Berry juice is rich in vitamins, minerals and a wealth of antioxidant properties.
“The benefits of these natural ingredient powerhouses will illuminate the path to true nourishment and healing.”
Karuna comes in four other flavors: Divine Chestnut. Fruity Longan, Divine Three, and Sunny Date.