About Seth Tuckerman, Co-Founder of Barùkas
Seth Tukerman is a serial entrepreneur, international business executive and co-founder of Barùkas, a good for you, good for the planet superfood nut company. Throughout his forty plus year career, Seth has worked to found or co-found a number of multimillion-dollar businesses, including Beachbody Fitness and Real Appeal.
Prior to venturing out on his own, Seth was a Product and General Manager at Quaker Oats, Nestle and Gerber Baby Food, where he helped brands expand into additional international markets. The role allowed him to live and work in Central and South America, Europe, Southeast Asia, South Africa and Australia.
Why You Should Listen
The Barùkas Nut (also referred to as baru nuts in Brazil) has been described as a mix of almond, cashew and peanut – only better – and with less calories. Barùkas nuts are extremely nutrient rich. They have 6g of protein per serving, more fiber than any other nut, loads of magnesium and other health-boosting minerals, more antioxidant power than any other nut.
In addition, they represent an amazing opportunity to reforest our planet, and sustain indigenous communities on their land.
In this episode we talk about:
Seth’s background and how and why he started Barùkas
The unique qualities of the Barùkas nut
Why no one managed to commercialize production and distribution of the Barùkas nut until now
The strategies Seth and Barùkas are using to build a market for this nut
Applications for the Barùkas nut and potential for it to be turned into a plant-based milk, butter and beyond
His goals for the company and the impact Seth hopes to make with Barùkas
Besides being a fascinating and insightful conversation about food, health and sustainability, there are a lot of interesting lessons about launching a business and developing a go-to-market strategy.