Jamu Earth Drink
Jamu Earth Drink is an Indonesian-inspired beverage made by brewing turmeric, tamarind, a sweetener and a variety of herbs and spices. Founder Morsinah Katimin began working with Capital One shortly after starting the company in 2010. Leveraging a Kiva loan through a partnership with Capital One, Morsinah was able to produce more flavors and capture the attention of potential investors. See MoreSee Less
By offering products in the Capital One Café in San Francisco, Jamu Earth Drink gained awareness, won new customers and earned several other business opportunities. With the support and trust of Capital One, Katimin’s company increased its sales by 800%, securing shelf space in Bay Area independent grocery stores and 400 stores in Malaysia.
b. street waffles
b. street waffles has been catering its traditional Belgium street waffles to companies in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2011. Early on, Founder Gerald Luna approached his local Capital One Café about hosting a pop-up experience within the location, and he hasn’t looked back since. Once a month for the past five years, one-of-a-kind b. street waffles has created a stir and buzz throughout the café. See MoreSee Less
With the support of Capital One, Gerald has grown his business and now caters to some of the top technology companies in the SF Bay Area—many of whom first experienced his waffles at the Capital One Café. Building on his success, Gerald is looking forward to opening his first b. street waffles storefront later this year.
In the Stacks
In the Stacks provides tailored book recommendations, using technology and algorithms to combine top librarian book picks with users’ reading preferences. It helps users discover new book choices based on their interests. Michelle was already familiar with the Capital One Café when she started developing In the Stacks in 2015. See MoreSee Less
While building the company’s financial model, Michelle leveraged advice from a Capital One money-coaching seminar, which improved both her personal and business finances. Today, Michelle visits the café almost daily and has formed strong relationships with the associates who help her keep her business growth on track.