Before their graduation, three students from Georgetown sat down and wondered what they were going to do after school. Nathaniel Ru, Nicolas Jammet and Jonathan Neman did not know that after eight years, they would be the owners of a very successful startup in the United States. Sweetgreen is the name of the startup, and it is based in Washington.
When it was started eight years ago, Sweetgreen had one shop that was located in Georgetown. During this time, the startup was funded by just forty relatives and friends. Eight years later, the startup has grown, and it has over thirty branches in the country. By the end of the year, the institution plans to have acquired over forty shops. Sweetgreen has managed to successfully complete three rounds of venture funding that amounts to ninety five million dollars.
Just recently, the co CEO of the institution was invited for an interview. According to Nicholas Jammet, the three partners came up with the idea because they were all born by entrepreneur parents. All their parents were in the restaurant businesses, but none of the young people wanted to choose that life. The three students wanted something different that would sustain them and at the same time offer the clients better food options.
The young students were able to succeed because they were different from the rest. They were much disciplined in whatever they did. They come up with the salad ideal. All of them sat down and drew a business plan, and that’s where they got their direction to sell their dream and make money.
The employee structure in Sweetgreen is considered to be extremely hip and paternal. The three partners call the workers coaches and team members. Although the company has grown significantly over the years, the employees have remained a respected lot. If any of the workers decides to leave the company, the founding partners are always concerned.
If the workers are not getting the growth they should have, the three founding partners are always there to understand and help. This explains the close relationship that exists between the workers and the founding partners.
Nathaniel Ru is the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Sweetgreen. For eight years, he has partnered with his young friends to start the successful venture that has transformed the lives of many people. under the leadership of Nathaniel Ru, the startup has grown significantly in the past eight years.