Total loan: $10,000


San Francisco, CA, United States / Food

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A loan helped us cut production costs and reach more customers with our delicious, locally-made cookies.

Larissa's story

Green Pea Cookie was founded by 2 food loving Singaporeans (Ying Quan and Fiona) and an imaginative American (Larissa). Ying Quan Tan grew up in Singapore, the land he loves dearly, surrounded by delectable food and the hustle and bustle of his father's small restaurant. He developed a passion for social enterprise, innovative management and startups during his studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and at Stanford University. He has a deep appreciation for his heritage and wants to share his country's culture with the world. He is currently living in Singapore with his hands in many projects; mainly, he's plowing forward to make Green Pea Cookie a strong and sustainable endeavor! Fiona Lee also grew up in Singapore, where she quickly became a professional baker. Every holiday season she'd sell pineappletarts and other delights to friends, family and strangers alike. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and believes that baking is as much a science as it is an art (much to her dismay, she discovered commercial baking in particular was also a workout). She studied marketing and business at NTU in Singapore. She loves to travel and experience other cultures, and she is currently living in Berkeley, CA, developing new flavors of the best cookies on Earth. Larissa Russell grew up in Newtown Sq., Pennsylvania and attended an all girl's preparatory school prior to studying International Relations at Dartmouth College. She's a writer/storyteller, certified yoga teacher and social change professional who loves to step out of her comfort zone. She has built a few guitars and has worked as a laborer on an organic vineyard in France. Now, she is living in San Francisco, CA, creating peasitive content for Green Pea Cookie. All three of us have unique goals for our personal futures but share one thing in common: we'd like to make Green Pea Cookie into the happeast cookie company on the planet. This means happea products (that are sustainably and responsibly produced!), happea messaging (the little things that make you smile!) and happea employees (that keep the whole thing going and growing). We need your help to make this dream come true!