How Tea Drops CEO Sashee Chandran Maintains the Bootstrapping Culture of Her Biz After Raising $2 million

Sometimes the most brilliant ideas come by way of simple innovations! On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, we chat with Sashee Chandran, Founder and CEO of Tea Drops — a company that makes innovative, bagless, dissolvable teas that are organic and ethically sourced, shedding 30% of the waste of traditional tea bag packaging. Sashee came […]
September 3, 2018
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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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How Tea Drops CEO Sashee Chandran Maintains the Bootstrapping Culture of Her Biz After Raising $2 million

Sometimes the most brilliant ideas come by way of simple innovations! On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, we chat with Sashee Chandran, Founder and CEO of Tea Drops — a company that makes innovative, bagless, dissolvable teas that are organic and ethically sourced, shedding 30% of the waste of traditional tea bag packaging. Sashee came up with the idea for Tea Drops in order to solve her own pain point, and now — after bootstrapping to build the company — she has raised $2 million in investment. Here she shares her journey and how to pay attention to small innovations and how to hold onto the “flavor” of your business even as you continue to grow.

 

On this episode we discuss: 

 

  • Ship it before it’s perfect.
  • Test your product with family and friends for feedback.
  • The value of pitch competitions beyond winning.
  • How to maintain the culture of your business.
  • Find the goodness in the “nos.”
  • The important mental health aspect of entrepreneurship.

 

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Elayne Fluker

Elayne Fluker is author of "Get Over 'I Got It' (HarperCollins) and host of the "Support is Sexy" podcast, which has over one million downloads. She facilitates customized workshops for corporations and organizations to create psychologically safe, supportive cultures for ambitious, high-achieving women so they can stress less, thrive more and be fulfilled in work and life.

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