When AfroTech last spoke with Forbes 30 Under 30 Black Honorees Brandon Hill and Tremaine Kirkman, their startup Vori had secured $5.7 million in funding. This year, the digital B2B wholesale app has raised even more capital to disrupt the grocery industry.
Aug 5, 2022
Vori is a digital B2B wholesale app that is shaking up the traditional ways of the grocery industry. Co-founded by Brandon Hill, Tremaine Kirkman, and Robert Pinkerton, the online wholesale marketplace uses its technology to modernize the process of ordering for supermarkets. Its technology is a win-win for local retailers and local distributors as it has created easy steps for wholesale ordering. AfroTech previously shared that in 2021, Vori secured $5.7 million in funding from YCombinator, Greylock Partners, South Park Commons, and more — earning Hill and Kirkman spots on Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Since the startup’s launch, the Vori team has received praise and recognition from people who have expressed that they’ve “been waiting on a solution like this their entire career.” Their innovation has led to investments including Mollie Stone’s Markets, an independent family-owned grocery store chain with locations in California — where Vori is based. The heart of Vori’s mission is...
Feb 7, 2022