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Mavuno Harvest

An innovative brand in the growing healthy snack food segment, with amazing sugar-free organic snacks and a unique social mission and story.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded September 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website mavunoharvest.com

Company Summary

Mavuno Harvest produces and sells organic, fair trade, dried fruit sourced from small scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa where the founder served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. The company has a dual mission of introducing healthy delicious snacks to the U.S. market, while directly contributing to the economic development of rural farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Mavuno products appeal to the health and socially-conscious consumer.

Team

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    Philip Edward Hughes, III
    President & Founder

    35 years old, originally from Philadelphia.

    -Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering, The Catholic University of America, 2001

    -MBA, International Business, Temple University, 2007

    -Peace Corps Kenya, 2003-2005

    -TechnoServe Rwanda, 2008-2009

    -Former founder of Pamoja Microfinance

    -Hughes speaks Swahili fluently and is committed to the development of the underserved population of East Africa, finding new solutions to old problems.

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    Philip Edward Hughes, Jr.
    Special Advisor

    64 years old, originally from Philadelphia.

    CPA and attorney, formerly of Larson Allen, a certified public accounting firm. He specializes in the area of federal and state taxation, partnership taxation and sophisticated income tax planning for business enterprises and their entrepreneur owners. He has extensive experience in the tax structuring of merger and acquisition transactions between business entities.

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    Deb Mazzaferro
    Coach and Consultant to the Specialty Food Trade

    Sales and marketing executive in the specialty food industry for over 35 years. Deb is a coach and consultant who assists Mavuno Harvest to create our unique strategic plan. We work together to execute and implement the plan so we can attain our goals with the resources we have at hand.

    Specialties: Sales and marketing of specialty foods in consumer packages, including imports, confections and perishables, organizational development, coachin

Advisors

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    Philip Edward Hughes, Jr.
    Lawyer
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    Philip Edward Hughes, Jr.
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Philip Edward Hughes, III
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    Philip Edward Hughes, Jr.
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