Actress, Duchess of Sussex and…investor?
Clevr Blends, run by co-founder and CEO Hannah Mendoza, sells luxe latte packs for $28. Markle reached out to the California-based company, which launched in 2017, after trying its superfood beverage concoctions, which come in matcha, chai, coffee and turmeric blends. She and husband Prince Harry moved to Santa Barbara, California, earlier this year.
The trendy latte company also got a boost from Oprah Winfrey, who enjoyed a lavish gift basket bequeathed by her neighbor and friend — Meghan Markle. The business mogul posted an Instagram video showing her fans how to make an oat milk and turmeric latte.
Markle emphasized in a statement that she wants to support female-founded companies. While the amount was not disclosed, this is her first personal investment to be made public.
“This investment is in support of a passionate female entrepreneur who prioritizes building community alongside her business,” Markle said, according to Fortune. “I’m proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to sourcing ethical ingredients and creating a product that I personally love and has a holistic approach to wellness. I believe in her and I believe in her company.”