As is evident through years of growth in sales, revenue and brand awareness, MATI Energy continues to live up to its reputation here in the Triangle community as a model of startup accomplishment.

In January, founder Tatiana Birgisson expressed 2017 would be a year of significant scaling with national expansion, additional team headcount and new product development. Just four months later, those goals are being met with a fresh $2.5 million in funding led by local investment funds Duke Angel Network, DUMAC and first-time MATI investor IDEA Fund Partners. With the cash in hand, MATI will accelerate growth of its tea-based energy beverage brand.

Click through the timeline below to learn about the major milestones leading up to the latest news from MATI.