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Jibu

Equip entrepreneurs to solve the water crisis

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Kampala, Central Region, Uganda
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2012
  • Employees 180
  • Website jibuco.com

Company Summary

Equips local social entrepreneurs to own drinking water franchises to reach the underserved urban poor of Africa. Profitable, game-changing. We channel the powerful drive for indigenous wealth creation with a franchise license to make sure that water is always kept affordable to the bottom 90%. Scaling driven by organic profit creates 1000s of jobs for youth and women, reduced carbon output and 100s of new business owners. B-Corp, high 159 GIIRS.

Team

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    Galen Welsch is Co-founder and CEO, lives in Africa. | Randy Welsch is Co-founder and President.

    Galen is a GSBI fellow, an Unreasonable Institute Fellow, and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) who served as Health Educator in Morocco ’10-’12 where he was awarded multiple project grants. Randy has launched, led and managed a wide variety of charitable, corporate, and entrepreneurial enterprises successfully. He is an an angel investor and member of TONIIC, ANDE, and others.

Advisors

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    Jason Wendle
    Board member, Dalberg Associates
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    John Bosco Burungi
    Board member, former CEO of Crystal Ventures/Inyange
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    Aditi Shrivastava
    Board member, Intellicap lead
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Jim Davidson
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    Cordes Foundation
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    Doug Spencer
    Unconfirmed