Our Story

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Clean Food Dirty Girl helps thousands of people all around the globe eat more plants while celebrating human imperfection. They have a kick-ass virtual staff located in various parts of the United States, Australia, Costa Rica, Spain, and Romania.

Our pre-seed funding came from the generosity of Luanne's mother in 2015, which allowed us to focus on creating Clean Food Dirty Girl without taking jobs. We are still fully self-funded, profitable and fiercely independent

Molly Patrick and Luanne Teoh met in Oakland, CA, in 2008. With a tech background, two suitcases and a one-way ticket, Luanne immigrated to the United States from Malaysia, in 2002 . Molly was a San Francisco Bay Area transplant from a small town in New Mexico with a passion for helping people eat more plants.

Molly was drawn to Luanne’s feisty attitude and confidence, and Luanne was drawn to Molly’s gentle nature and sailor’s mouth. They could make each other laugh like no one else. They became fast friends and always talked about starting an online business together, but they both had full-time jobs, so the idea was left simmering on the back burner.

It wasn’t an easy start and a steep learning curve, but they persevered and didn’t give up. At one point, they were making a combined 50 cents an hour for almost two years. Luanne and Molly have a lot of differences, but some of their common traits are the ability to hustle and sheer determination.