Dream Products makes drinks that help you sleep better
Founder Vincent Porpiglia had the DreamWater formula created at a contract lab in 2007, but funding from friends allowed him to do only a test production and sales run. Then, in 2009, while visiting an uninterested investor in New York, Porpiglia met David Lekach, a Miami native whose family founded retailer Perfumania. Lekach, a former investment banker, invested in the business and became CEO. He also brought in two other partners: His brother Joseph Lekach and childhood friend Adam Platzner. After that, sales took off rapidly, reaching $2 million in 2010 and around $6 million in 2011. It’s distributed in Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, airport retailers and other chains.