Our Founder, Phil Schluter, spent his childhood in Kenya. Phil runs a coffee company, Schluter S.A., that specialises in African gourmet coffee, and wants to "transform lives in Africa through commerce, in a mutually profitable way".

Phil founded BuffaloGrid because he witnessed how farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa were becoming owners of mobile phones, but charging their mobile phones was still a daily challenge. He brought this challenge to Daniel Becerra who, along with Damon Miller and Daniel Fogg, built a multi-disciplinary team to develop the BuffaloGrid service.