Tealet Keeps on Keepin’ On


500 Startups, the uber-popular Bay Area accelerator, just announced their fifth cohort of startups this week, of which Hawaii’s own Tealet is a member.

VentureBeat has some great coverage to the entire group of 33 startups, including Tealet, which has also been showing great traction with new hires, a totally redesigned website, and even a new logo.

The Tealet team is a veritable UH juggernaut, headed by founder Elyse Petersen, a Shidler MBA, Jie Gonsowski, another Shidler MBA, Christian Kamau, and Michael Petersen, with a UH BA. The team is also mentored by George Kellerman, 500 Startups’ venture partner and “fire chief” and also a UH grad.

Tealet was also covered today by Nibletz, which focuses on “those startups from ‘Everywhere Else.’ The definition of Everywhere Else is – everywhere other than Silicon Valley.

We’ll be keeping an eye on Tealet and wish them all the best! Go Tealet!