Episode 07 of the Plant Proof podcast with Maya French, Co-Founder of Koia Plant Based Beverages Maya French was born in Chicago, Illinois and is the C0-Founder of start-up company 'Drink Koia'. Drink Koia sells plant based beverages across the USA in thousands of stores including Wholefoods. In this podcast Maya shares with us how the Koia brand has developed since inception, some insight into raising funds for start-ups in this space, an overview of her company structure and why they hired a CEO as well as what it's like to work with a major retail giant like Wholefoods. Anyone who is interested in start-ups & business in general will find this conversation interesting. It's a tad shorter than my typical podcasts but there are still some great take home learnings. I hope you enjoy the listen. As always if you do, please leave a review on whatever Podcast App you use as this helps more people find my podcast and ultimately more people to be introduced to the Plant Proof community. PLAY NOW: WHERE TO LISTEN TO THE PLANT PROOF PODCAST? Currently the Plant Proof podcast can be listened to on iTunes, Google Play, Sketcher, Soundcloud or on the Plantproof.com directly (this page). In the near future it will also be made available on Spotify . If you listen on iTunes be sure to hit ‘subscribe’ so you are instantly notified when I release new episodes and if you enjoy the content please take a minute or so to leave a review as this will help more people discover the podcast.