About Us 2017-10-12T16:14:02+00:00

Who we are

InspiraFarms was founded in 2012 with the goal of providing small and growing agribusiness in the developing world with the tools, technology and expertise to significantly reduce food losses and energy costs, and access higher-value markets.

We’ve helped numerous clients overcome the challenges of unreliable electricity supply, dependence on diesel generators and financial barriers to achieve sustainable growth.

As a ‘Best-for-the-World’ founding B-Corporation rated in the top 10% of our industry, we offer our clients unparalleled service and technical support, while providing a clear understanding of their return on investment.

With the support of InspiraFarms and its partners, our clients have improved the livelihoods of over 5,000 rural community members across the developing world, including new jobs filled by women in underserved communities.

Meet our co-founders and Board members

Dr. Michele Bruni
Dr. Michele BruniCo-founder and Technical Director
Tim Chambers
Tim Chambers Co-founder and Managing Director
Nicholas Colloff
Nicholas ColloffIndependent Director
Seth Silverman
Seth SilvermanFactor(e) Ventures
Emmanuel Beau
Emmanuel BeauEnergy Access Ventures (Board Observer)
Caroline Bressan
Caroline Bressan Board Observer

Meet our adviser team

Ben Gomes-Casseres
Ben Gomes-Casseres Strategy, Senior Advisor
Trista Vincent
Trista Vincent Marketing & Communications, Special Advisor
Brenton Nestler
Brenton NestlerSales, Special Advisor
Sean McCaffery
Sean McCafferyOperations, Special Advisor
Mengnan (Cliff) Zhu
Mengnan (Cliff) ZhuFinance Risk, Special Advisor

Meet our global team of experts

Paula Rodriguez
Paula RodriguezCommunity & Customer Relations Manager
Jack Luft
Jack LuftHead of Corporate Partnerships
Luke Davey
Luke DaveyEast Africa Operations Manager
Fernando Cojulun
Fernando Cojulun Head of Technical Services
Alessandra Quartesan
Alessandra QuartesanProduction Operations Manager
Mina Stiernblad
Mina StiernbladInternational Business Manager
Mina holds a MSc in Corporate Finance and Financial Management from Lund University, School of Economics and Management in Sweden. During the last four years she has worked in East Africa focusing on innovative start-ups in the agricultural sector. Mina draws inspiration from her farm upbringing which has greatly shaped her contribution to the agriculture industry. She has a strong experience in financial strategy, investment and financial management. Mina enjoys building structure, high-performing teams and problem-solving in emerging markets. Mina leads InspiraFarm’s finance and administration team, with a special focus on business growth and expanding the asset finance facility for our customers.
Caroline Wanjiku Waithera
Caroline Wanjiku WaitheraFinance Manager
Caroline holds a degree in commerce and is a Certified Public Account (CPAK), with more than 7 years of professional experience. She has worked in the private sector, in activities such as imports of medical equipment, real estate and supply of foods and vegetables to the government and other parastatals. Being brought up in a poor background, Caroline understands well the difficulties and struggles such communities undergo and looks for ways of improving the living standards of her community and country. She is the mother of two toddlers. Caroline is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Elisabetta Stufera
Elisabetta Stufera Finance & Administration Officer
Elisabetta holds a BA in Communications and a passion for travel. With experience in the tourism and transport industry, she’s worked in Italy and abroad. Elisabetta joined Enterprise Projects Ventures in 2016, offering administrative and logistical support. She currently resides in Italy with her husband and two children
Giovanni Gallina
Giovanni Gallina Senior Engineer
Federico Boni
Federico BoniDesign & Product QA Officer

Partners

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For more information contact a Customer Service Manager at:

info@inspirafarms.com