Elevator Talk: Yolélé Brings Traditional African Foods to a Global Audience

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Philip Teverow is the co-founder and CEO of Yolélé Foods, a mission-based brand that’s bringing African ingredients and food culture to an international audience, while providing a source of income for smallholder farmers in Africa. The company’s first ingredient platform is fonio, an ancient grain that’s gluten-free, low glycemic and cooks in five minutes. Yolélé is paving the way to deliver African foods in a way that American consumers can understand. The brand is expanding their product line this year and growing from the Northeast region at Whole Foods to national distribution in May. Teverow is open to working with a strategic partner that has expertise in finance and the ability to structure deals with partners in West Africa.

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