Tyler Gage

Tyler Gage is the Co-Founder and CEO of Runa, a social enterprise that makes energizing beverages with guayusa ("gwhy-you-sa"), a rare Amazonian tea.  Runa now supports over 3,000 farming families in Ecuador that grow guayusa organically, and Runa products are sold in over 10,000 stores across the US and Canada. After graduating with honors from Brown University,  Tyler turned down a Fulbright grant so that he could co-found Runa, for which he was named a Forbes “30 Under 30 Entrepreneur" and theCitizen Leader of the Year Award by the Specialty Food Association.  For his work with Runa, Tyler has been featured by National Geographic, Fast Company, and in Richard Branson’s book “Screw Business as Usual.”