Behind Company Lines

Jack Langworthy, Founder of NINAYO, CEO of Maua Mazuri

September 17, 2021 Mike Townsend
Behind Company Lines
Jack Langworthy, Founder of NINAYO, CEO of Maua Mazuri
Show Notes

Jack is building companies that benefit the East African agricultural sector. With NINAYO, smallholder farmers are able to own their harvests as a digital asset. This enables the farmer to store their harvest in a USSD wallet, and sell when the price is right. Resultantly, more food to reach markets at better prices in some of the most food insecure regions on earth. NINAYO's worked with WFP, USAID and the UN, and is soon partnering with some major cryptocurrencies to expand their service through staking.

With Maua Mazuri, Jack is providing disease-free seedlings via a tissue culture laboratory, with a particular focus on the banana industry. Soon, via NINAYO, farmers will be able to get financing for their tissue culture seedling farms as well.

Jack started as a Peace Corps Volunteer in 2009, and has gotten stuck in Tanzania ever since. He's working to bridge the numerous gaps in market access, finance, data and agro input quality.