Lisa Curtis is the founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, an innovative new company that is revolutionizing nutrition in the United States and abroad through the sale of moringa food products. Curtis came up with the idea for Kuli Kuli while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Niger, West Africa. As a volunteer in her village’s health center, she gained a first-hand understanding of the common nutritional challenges faced in rural villages and how moringa can play a role in helping to address those challenges.
Kuli Kuli is the first company to sell moringa food products in the US. The leaves of the Moringa tree are more nutritious than kale and provide a complete protein, similar to quinoa. Over 60% of Americans say that incorporating more vegetables/greens into their diet is their #1 priority but many find it difficult to get their greens at meals other than dinner. Kuli Kuli’s delicious Moringa Superfood Bars, Pure Moringa Powder and Moringa Green Energy Shots make it easy for Americans to get their greens on the go while helping to plant moringa trees and support women farmers in the developing world. Kuli Kuli was recently featured in Fast Company and on NPR in stories about moringa as the “new kale.”
Prior to Kuli Kuli, Lisa served as the Communications Director at Mosaic where she managed a team of six to grow the company from zero to over $5M invested in solar through Mosaic’s online marketplace. Previously, Lisa wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House, served as a United Nations Environment Programme Youth Advisor and worked at an impact investment firm in India.
Lisa’s writing has been featured in a variety of outlet, including Forbes, The Huffington Post and Grist. Lisa has been recognized as a StartingBloc Fellow, a Wild Gift Better World Entrepreneur, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator and a Udall Scholar.