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Salt & Straw

Company History

Founded in 2011

Partnered with EHI in 2017


Kim Malek, Co-Founder

Tyler Malek, Co-Founder


Handmade, deliciously interesting ice cream

Pear & Blue cheese. Arbequina Olive Oil. Freckled Woodblock Chocolate. Just three of the flavors you’ll find in Salt & Straw’s eclectic lineup of artisanal ice cream—and just a few reasons why we’re proud to have Salt & Straw as part of our family. Cousins and co-founders, Kim Malek and Tyler Malek, had dreamed of opening an ice cream shop since 1996. Before long, Kim rolled out Salt & Straw’s custom push cart with Tyler as head ice cream maker. In just three months’ time, they opened their first brick-and-mortar shop and the rest is honey lavender-flavored history.

Working with EHI is a dream come true. They get into the trenches to help problem-solve, and bring lots of resources to the table to support our business – not just funding, but also their people and connections.

Kim and Tyler MalekCo-Founders
Next Partner
EST 2013


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