Karviva founder Angela Zeng

Karviva™ Founder Named One of St. Louis’ Most Influential Business Women

St. Louis, Mo. (August 18, 2022) — Karviva™ is excited to announce Founder and CEO Angela Zeng,  PhD, is being recognized as one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s “Most Influential Business  Women” of 2022. With the help of past winners, the Journal reviewed nearly 150 nominations in  selecting its 24th class of Most Influential Business Women.  

“It is such an honor to be recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal,” says Zeng, “We have  worked really hard this year expanding Karviva’s reach into new retail avenues and building a strong  business advisory board.” 

The award, established in 1999, annually recognizes remarkable women who excel in careers in  the business arena. The 25 accomplished business leaders represent a variety of industries across  the region, as well as having made an impact at area nonprofit organizations and in their own  communities.  

Angela was nominated by “Common Ground PR” who wrote in its nomination, “Angela is a staunch  believer in doing things right – creating a hydroponic garden for bean sprouts to ensure control over  one of the most important ingredients in her drinks, as well as using up to 90% less water. She  sources organic produce from throughout the Midwest and blends her recipes in small batches under  close supervision. All of the ingredients are used thoroughly to ensure almost no food waste and her  products are packaged in BPA-free, level 1 recyclable bottles. The company is Certified Women Owned as well as Certified Asian-Owned.” 

In the last year, Karviva and its wellness drinks have been nationally and internationally  recognized.  

  • In 2021, the company was honored by the United States Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce  with its “Gold Synergy” award for its collaboration with the State of Missouri and its community giving.  • The company was chosen as a semi-finalist in the 2021 Pepperdine Graziadio “Most Fundable  Company” event. The annual competition includes companies from various fields including high-tech,  medicals, biotech, consumer products, and more.  
  • The company was recognized at the Plant-Based World Conference and Expo in the “Best Plant-Based  Beverages” and “Best Plant Based Functional Product” categories.
  • Angela’s story was the focus of a feature produced by the Higher Education Channel in 2021 which  won a 2021 Mid-America Emmy Award in the Business/Consumer Category. Dr. Zeng has also been  featured on the national program “Food is Love” on PBS. 

Founded in early 2017, Karviva’s mission is to combine our compassion with our passion for  educating and setting expectations regarding health and well-being, one person, one beverage at a  time.  

Angela and her fellow honorees were recognized at an awards ceremony August 4th are being  featured in the St. Louis Business Journal in August. 

Link to the St. Louis Business Journal article on Dr. Zeng: 

Most Influential Business Women 2022: Angela Zeng grows superfood beverage business to $1M in sales – St. Louis Business Journal (bizjournals.com)

About Karviva Beverages

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Karviva Beverages is an award-winning innovator in developing great  tasting functional juices and smoothies using whole plant ingredients. Formulated from a belief that Food Is  Better Medicine™, each unique beverage is inspired by ancient wisdom and backed by modern science.  Karviva offers a vast array of product benefits ranging from restoration of digestive and immune health with  prebiotics and antioxidants to delivering clean protein and providing sustained energy. Please visit us at  www.karviva.com for more information. 

Contact Information: [email protected], (314) 479-7977 

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