We are convinced the beat of a butterfly wing can produce a wave of change and we love to flap our wings!
We see a world where everything is connected. That’s why we’re inspired not by grand plans or heroic gestures, but by simple choices each of us will make everyday. Like what’s for breakfast.
We don’t claim that making plant-based foods will save the world...but we think it can help. And we know it makes us happier and healthier.
We believe it’s the simple things that mean the most. We floss. We recycle. We take the stairs. And we tell our loved ones that we love them. Because the little things add up.
When it comes to our food, we reject sacrifice. Tasty & good for you? Nutritious and creamy deliciousness? NOT mutually exclusive.
We are as playfully ambitious and bashfully confident now as we were when we were toddlers.
We know we are what we eat and you eat what’s on the planet, so it’s in all of our best interest to keep this planet healthy.
We’re the kind of people who’ve figured out that nourishing the body is the first step to nourishing the soul. So...
Ripple exists to make dairy-free as it should be: high in protein, low in sugar, loaded with nutrition and delicious.
We think good food should be simple. And for food to be good, we think it needs to taste great, nourish your body and leave a small footprint on the planet. When we make the right choice as easy as pouring a delicious glass of Ripple milk, we empower more people to eat and live well.
Americans are overfed and undernourished. A third of our kids are overweight or obese. 70% of them are Vitamin D deficient and 60% don’t get enough calcium. The stats aren’t much better for us, their parents.
Combatting this health crisis requires highly nutritious foods that are delicious enough to appeal to everyone, not just the greenies or the health gurus.
That’s where Ripple comes in. Ripple has 8x the protein of almond milk and half the sugar of dairy milk. It’s high in bioavailable calcium (50% more than milk), potassium and provides a good source of omega-3s. It’s lower in calories than milk and best of all, it has the creamy, delicious texture we think our dairy-free friends are missing. No more thin, chalky almond/ soy/ cashew milk.
Finally, we believe in running our business the right way. Ripple is a registered and certified Benefit Corporation. We use only natural ingredients and our bottles are made of only 100% post-consumer recycled plastic that is 100% recyclable.
Neil and Adam are committed to making a difference. Adam created Method to bring the world sustainable, beautiful cleaning products. Before trading in his lab coat to start Ripple, Neil helped develop a production process for an anti-malarial compound that is now used to make more than 100 million treatments a year. Together, these two innovative scientists created a revolutionary (and delicious) plant-based milk: Ripple.
Neil graduates from MIT with joint degrees in Chemical and Environmental engineering. With a desire to learn more about biology, he gets accepted to the PhD program in Biochemical Engineering at UC Berkeley.
Neil discovers ways of using biology to clean up contaminated ground and wastewaters.
Neil graduates from UC Berkeley and helps start Amyris with Kinkead Reiling, Jack Newman, Vince Martin and Jay Keasling with a goal of changing the way chemicals are made by using biology instead of petroleum.
Amyris receives a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop a production process for an Artemisinin, the first-line treatment for malaria in sub-Saharan Africa.
Neil identifies a way to produce diesel fuel from sugar using the same technology used to make Artemisinin.
Neil is named one of the top 35 innovators under 35 by Technology Review for his work in producing artemisinin, fuels and chemicals from sugar.
Amyris licenses the production process for Artemisinin to Sanofi-Aventis for commercialization. Neil is the lead inventor on a series of patents related to producing renewable diesel and jet fuel.
Amyris has it’s IPO on the NASDAQ exchange.
Neil starts work at an investment firm that focuses on sustainable food production. His interest in food grows.
Sanofi begins distribution of Artemisinin made with the Amyris process, providing over 100 million treatments per year.
With solutions for medicine and the chemical industry under his belt, Neil begins searching for the next opportunity for impact and focuses on the food space.
Neil has the idea for plant based dairy products that are actually delicious and nutritious. He calls his friend, Adam. They start tinkering.
Adam graduates from Stanford. Eager & altruistic, he wants to work on environmental issues. Takes a job a climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science.
Adam is a very small part of a very large team that defines the US’s targets under the Kyoto Protocol.
Adam starts Method with friend Eric Ryan to bring sustainable home cleaning to the masses through great design & premium performance.
Adam is making Method in his apartment and selling it door to door. Method hits its first shelf.
Method gains national distribution at Target.
Method named #7 on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing private companies in America.
Adam leads Method to become a founding B Corporation, sparking the movement to redefine success in business as social & environmental in addition to financial.
Method is named the 16th Most Innovative Business in the World by Fast Company.
To celebrate Method’s 10 year anniversary, Adam & Eric publish their second book «the method Method».
Adam is named one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 Method joins forces with Ecover, creating the world’s largest green cleaning company.
Adam receives the Global Citizen Award from the Clinton Global Initiative for his pioneering work on sustainable business.
Method registers as the first benefit corporation in the all-important corporate state of Delaware.
Adam helps open the South Side Soapbox, quite possibly the world’s most sustainable factory, in Chicago.
Neil’s son and Adam’s daughter start asking them to bring home more “pea milk”. Ripple is born.