Meghan Markle

The Style Icon and The Duchess of Sussex, Makes Her Debut as a Startup Investor to Support Female Entrepreneur

Meghan Markle, the style Icon and the duchess of Sussex all the way through the near half decade globally and worldwide and way long before has fought for equality and human rights. She has made gender equality one of her main causes.

The Duchess of Sussex is now outspreading that mission to focus on the private sectors as she starts to form a portfolio of startup investments.

The duchess is planning to invest in Clevr Blends, a startup business that’s primary function is to make instant oat milk lattes. In a statement in which she released broadcasting her investment in that particular brand which is managed by co-founder and CEO Hannah Mendoza, Meghan highlighted her concern and interest in raising awareness and supporting such companies which are founded by strong empowered females which unfortunately received only 2.7% of venture capital funding in 2019. This was indeed the personal investment of Meghan which was first in the public’s eye.

“This investment is in support of a passionate female entrepreneur who prioritizes building community alongside her business,” the duchess stated in a specific statement to Fortune.

“I’m proud to invest in Hannah’s commitment to sourcing ethical ingredients and creating a product that I personally love and [that] has a holistic approach to wellness. I believe in her, and I believe in her company.”

These statements show how much Meghan feels and supports female entrepreneurs and focuses on health and wellness. The duchess has always supported startups and has been a role model for women all around the globe.

Meghan has always focused on wellness and remaining healthy. She frequently highlighted and stressed upon health when she ran a lifestyle blog which is known as the Tig.

Meghan first reached out to the Clevr team after she first tried their oat milk latte product, which supposedly launched through a Santa Barbara pop-up coffee shop in 2017. The business is actually headquartered near Montecito, Where Meghan and her beloved husband, Prince Harry, moved formerly this year.

A representative for the duchess refused to reveal the size of her investment, which was not a share of any kind of bigger funding round. The brand, which has only six staff members to date, has up until now been self-financed.

Clevr strategies to use the investment to scale its business, which presently vends four different types of instant lattes selling for $28, along with milk frother and travel mug. The brand has also dedicated to making a contribution of 1% of revenue to administrations fighting for food justice in the U.S., funds that are presently going to Santa Barbara’s El Centro SB, which is a mutual aid and community organization.

Mendoza in a statement highlighted how she needed advisers who cared deeply about what they are building. She even says that every entrepreneur needs funding at some point to thrive. She even mentioned how grateful she is to finding both of these things in the duchess of Sussex. While portraying her excitement for the road ahead with Meghan she even stated that Meghan’s passion for their product is intense and she couldn’t have been any happier.

Ever since the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex exited their official roles in the Royal family, the couple stated that they are committed to attaining financial independence. They continue to develop platforms to continue their support to develop charitable causes.

Besides Meghan’s interest in startup investments, the duke and duchess who is also a former popular actress are known to entered the private sector through a deal to produce content for Netflix.

Meghan, is indeed known as one of the most powerful women all around the globe.


Jennifer Nelson is a seasoned reporter and entrepreneurial writer. She covers breaking news and enjoys writing about current events.