Amazonian start-up reaches huge milestone while bringing energy superfood to the United States
09/14/2021

Waykana, a small business growing within the Ecuadorian Amazon is the first startup to enter Quito’s stock market. Their Guayusa is ethical and sustainable.

Online PR News – 14-September-2021 – Spring, Texas – Waykana, a small business growing within the Ecuadorian Amazon, has had its Initial Public Offering in Quito’s stock market with its first 1000 shares. This is a historic event, as no other small business has reached this milestone in Ecuador.

The Ecuadorian company with national and international recognition works in the cultivation, production and export of Guayusa, an organic product considered a superfood for its healthy energy and antioxidant content. They work with over 100 small-scale Kichwa indigenous farmers, implementing organic and agroforestry methods that support the preservation of the Amazon rainforest, while offering payments over fair trade standards to the amazonian communities.

Since Waykana’s foundation in 2015 the startup has had an exponential growth of up to 75% per year, with their guayusa being exported to more than 10 countries including the United States, Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, and many others.

Waykana sets a precedent for small and medium-sized businesses in Ecuador, and opens up for more opportunities, innovation and development in the country and the entire world.

Today, Waykana’s guayusa powders, tea bags and loose leaf teas are offered through their e-commerce store in the United States, as well as through Amazon Shopping. This super leaf gives people the opportunity to power their mind and their body with balance. Due to its caffeine content, paired with chlorogenic acid and theobromine, guayusa enhances productivity and energy levels naturally, while reducing stress and balancing blood sugar levels.

Guayusa is an endemic plant native to Ecuador's Amazon Rainforest, enjoyed by the Indigenous Kiwcha daily and closely linked to an ancestral tradition that is all about morning energy, dreams and purpose. Waykana’s guayusa is for everyone and there is so much more to discover!