Grant Brooke is Co-Founder and CEO of Twiga Foods. Raised in Texas, Grant co-founded Twiga after years of academic work in Kenya’s informal markets. Grant has led Twiga to being one of East Africa’s faster growing enterprises, attracting top global investors, talent, development partners, and media attention in the likes of CNN, CCTV, Fast Company, and The BBC.
Twiga Foods is a B2B marketplace platform that sources produce from farmers at above market prices and delivers it to retailers at below market prices. Twiga accomplishes this through a platform that leverages mobile technology and a network of farmers, pack houses, and vehicles to supply fruit and vegetables directly to vendors across the city. By collapsing the value chain and eliminating intermediaries, Twiga is able not only to monitor quality and decrease prices for its customers, but also dramatically reduce post-harvest losses as the produce is transported from farm to vendor. Since 2014, Twiga has grown to be the largest supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables in Nairobi, with some 250 full-time staff, delivering to thousands of vendors a week.