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Bringing friendship back to the table


Founded: 2018
Employees: 4
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Porteñas is a women-owned start up whose focus is to bring Argentina's unique culture of friendship to the US, through South America’s best-loved treat: the spiced drink yerba mate.


Founder & CEO

Carmen Ferreyra

Carmen Ferreyra is an entrepreneur with experience in start-ups: in 2015 she founded a thriving non-profit organization, the Curatorial Program for Research, which has spread from Brooklyn to over twenty cities around the world, from Bogotá, Colombia to Tromsø, Norway. She has directed eleven international art fairs in New York, Miami and London, budgeted at $2,000,000, supervising staff of 50+ people.

Chef and Co-Founder

Fernanda Tabares

Fernanda is a chef, sommelier, chocolatier and restauranteur that brings to Porteñas over 20 years of experience. She has worked as maître of the internationally renowned Los Notros Hotel, at the Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia; was the Academic Assistant Director at Gato Dumas School, the most prestigious chef academy in Argentina; and since 2010 she runs her own restaurant, Raíces, which specializes in traditional Argentine food.


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