Harness the power of collaborative design and natural materials to make best-in-class products.
Replace plastic foam insulation once and for all.
Human-centered design is at our core: we seek out input from people across all walks of life to build products they’ll love.
We believe nature has already solved some of our biggest challenges. We upcycle naturally-available resources productively and responsibly.
We aim to create sustainable products and business models with a positive impact on human and natural communities.
We are inspired by the generosity and resilience of the Filipinos we work with. We seek to channel this strength and positivity in everything we do.
Co-Founder & CEO
David has worked in development and consulting for startups and NGOs across Asia. David studied design at Stanford’s d.school but didn’t truly become a designer until he and Tamara finished making their first cooler with a tarp and a blow dryer in the Philippines.
Co-Founder & COO
Tamara is a Behavioral Biologist with an M.S. from Stanford in Sustainable Development. Previously, Tamara worked in community-based conservation and environmental education in the United States and in her home countries, Spain and Mexico.
Director of Operations, PH
Julius has steered startups through rapid growth and managed supply chains across borders. And he was raised on a coconut farm in Surigao! Julius brings expertise and passion to Fortuna where he’s in charge of ensuring efficient and transparent production: from farm to factory to customers around the world.
Chief Coconut Officer, PH
Dr. Justino Arboleda, or "Bo", is a university dean, a winner of the BBC’s World Challenge for Innovation, and a trilingual engineer with a PhD from Tokyo University. Bo and his wife, Julie, are the owners of Juboken Enterprises, our long-term production partners and friends in one of the main coconut growing regions of the Philippines.