Karibu Nyaggah was born and raised in Kenya before moving to the US as a young child. After attending University of California at Berkeley, Karibu worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Advisory group focusing on Corporate Investigations and Dispute Analysis. After PwC, Karibu attended Harvard Business School where he received his MBA.
While in college, Karibu visited Kenya after a long hiatus, and continued to do so more frequently through business school. With every visit, he developed stronger passion and heart for his native homeland. Each time, he continued to explore how he could put his business skills to use in Kenya while meaningfully applying his faith to address some of the most pressing challenges entrepreneurs were facing. During one of these visits, he met Courtney Rountree Mills and they both discovered a mutual interest, rooted in their shared love of Jesus, in leveraging entrepreneurship to catalyze economic growth across emerging markets. This led him to start Sinapis, and subsequently, Caytree in Kenya.
In addition to his startup endeavors, Karibu has also consulted with the World Bank in Kenya where he made valuable contributions to investment policy development and manufacturing industrialization in East Africa.
Karibu enjoys travel, writing, and photography and lives in Oakland with his family.