Marina Martianova, CEO and a co-founder
Hi everyone, my name is Marina and I'm a co-founder of Candice. We are very new to the US, however, we have a story to tell you.
I launched Candice in Russia in 2016. My father doesn't eat sugar, as he has pre-diabetes. We never had sugar at home. When I was 18 I was told by doctors that I have the same problem, and, if I keep on eating certain list of products, I'll have diabetes really soon. The doctors were mistaken. After 3 months of really strict diet I did more tests, and doctors found out I'm fine. However, I've learned what it's like to always restrict yourself. That's how the idea of Candice was born.
I found amazing people who joined our team, and I would love to tell you about all of them. What unites us is a dream to give freedom of choice to people who don't eat sugar for any reason: they have diabetes, workout or just follow a healthier diet.
I visited the US in 2018, and I was surprised that a product like ours still doesn't exist here. From that moment I decided to launch Candice in New York. I always dreamed to solve the problem worldwide, so I didn't hesitate for a second. In NYC I met Vera, who joined me as a co-founder... well, she will tell you the rest of the story :)