We're about better balance in our food systems, better choices for chefs and consumers, and feeling better about the food we cook and eat.
Whether your kitchen is at home, a hawker stall, or a Michelin star restaurant, we're here to bring you better alternatives to meat, sustainably grown and responsibly sourced in Southeast Asia.
Karana comes from a Sanskrit word that means "doing" and a Balinese phrase that refers to achieving balance with nature as a route to prosperity. It is a word that has taken on a variety of forms and meanings across South and Southeast Asia.
Karana represents our goal to empower and encourage everyone to take action, however small, to bring more balance back to our food systems. It also represents our commitment to blending innovation and tradition, using technology to improve what we already have available and celebrate food in its natural form.
Dan Riegler - Co-Founder
Dan is passionate about the need to change the way we produce and consume food, having witnessed firsthand the environmental impact of our current food systems. He has lived and worked in four continents and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Blair Crichton - Co-Founder
Blair is a dedicated vegan and environmentalist, who has worked with leading food technology organizations including the Good Food Institute, Impossible Foods, and New Age Meats. He grew up in Hong Kong and holds a Masters from Cambridge and an MBA from Tuck.