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Ziba Foods

Ziba Foods

Urgent Appeal: Help sustain jobs in Afghanistan for Women and Farmers

Urgent: Reduce the need for economic migration and invest in the agricultural sector of this beautiful country, Ziba Foods is an artisanal nut and dried fruit company that provides health conscious consumers with delicious nutrient-dense, sustainably grown and socially responsible food sources.

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Security Type
Convertible Note
Food & Bev
Min Investment
Lewes, DE
Offering Date
September 15, 2021
Expected Close Date
December 14, 2021


Kabir Arghandiwal, Founder
Originally from Kabul, Kabir fled Afghanistan in 1980 at age 11. Has over 25 years of experience in international banking and business management in New York, Geneva, Istanbul, and Dubai. On a social mission to help rebuild Afghanistan.

Raffi Vartanian, Founder & CEO
Expert in the raw materials and logistics sector. Worked in Afghanistan on the development and trade of the dry fruit and nut industry. Co-founded Ziba to help employ some of Afghanistan’s most vulnerable groups.

Patrick Johnson, Founder & COO
Has decades of experience in International Distribution, with a focus on business development, sales and aftermarket support across the Middle East and Africa. Co-founded Ziba to help rebuild Afghanistan’s reputation in the global arena.

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Security Description

A convertible security is a security that can be converted into another security, typically equity in the next round of financing.

Key Deal Facts

In 1000 stores and on-track for an estimated $1mm annual revenue within 12 months.
Previously raised $2M+ to build global supply chain and distribution.
Global healthy snack market is set to grow to $32.9B by 2025.
Award-winning: We’ve won 3 sofi™️ Specialty Food Association awards for our products.
Directly employ and offer training programs to Afghan women; our workforce is 85% female.
Work with hundreds of small, family-owned farms and farmer collectives in Afghanistan.
Socially-driven: our goal is to offer job security to vulnerable segments of the population.
Secured distribution with UNFI + KeHE who account for 70% of US natural foods market