BERKELEY BOWL WEST
Justin began his career in grocery over a decade ago. He started as a bagger and eventually rose up to co-direct Berkeley Bowl’s Asian Foods department. He’s passionate about serving his community, selling his favorite childhood products, and introducing new imported items to his diverse customer base.
ANDY’S LOCAL MARKETS
After college, Brooksley returned to the Bay Area to help her father, Andy, build their first family grocery store on the backbone of organic fare. As the director of Andy’s Local Market, she strives to create a, inter-generational community hub where members are bonded by a universal love of food.
THE MARKET AT EDGEWOOD
Emel comes from a family of Bulgarian farmers who immigrated to the United States to pursue the American Dream. Following her roots, Emel founded the Market at Edgewood in Palo Alto alongside her husband and brother-in-law to bring diverse products to the Palo Alto community.
AVA’S DOWNTOWN MARKET
Born in Mexico, raised in California, Juan is a legendary store owner and entrepreneur. He is known for providing convenience to the Mountain View community in California, being the first store on Instacart, and for having catered the meals to the Whatsapp team when they were a fledgling startup.
Empower local entrepreneurs
Our mission is to help local business owners bring their dreams to life: the family-ran natural grocery store owner, the immigrant wholesaler, and the up-and-coming organic food brand alike.
Reduce food waste
$40 billion in food is wasted per year, and much of that is due to the vast inefficiencies in our antiquated food supply chain. Addressing it can help drive global sustainability forward.
Combat food deserts
We can leverage our grocery data to help create equitable access to healthy food in disadvantaged communities. This impacts the health and future of those that need it most.
Bring tech to a large market
This is the grocery industry’s digital moment. We envision a future where the tech that Whole Foods pioneered becomes accessible to the rest of the trillion dollar food industry.
FEBRUARY 2019 · INCEPTION
It was all a dream...
The idea of Vori began as a note of inspiration in 2019 from Tori and Leon Hill, who spent their 40 year careers in the grocery and consumer products space. Shockingly, very little technological advancement has happened in this industry since they were leaders in the consumer goods arena.
OCTOBER 2019 · FIRST SCAN
First scan’s a charm
Vori’s initial iOS app was built in 12 days, with substantial input and inspiration from CJ Ammermann and Jaime Pineda at the Market at Edgewood. Jaime scanned the first ever product on Vori, and said: “Wow, that gave me goosebumps!” That’s when we knew we were on to something.
NOVEMBER 2019 · FIRST ORDER
An order of magnitude
The first ever wholesale order on Vori was for $200 worth of kombucha, and was written and submitted by Abi Moogk, the former Store Director of Delucchi’s Market. She later joined the Vori team, and the rest is history!
Backed by investors who share our vision of a future where food moves freely.
Head of Product, Safeway
VP Product, Verizon Media
Bonded by our passion for technology and grocery
We’re a radically diverse team of foodies who take pride in building products that make a measurable difference in local economies. We hail from innovative companies like SpaceX, Facebook, Whole Foods, Slack, and Airbnb.
Simone Hadley Wilson
Defined by our local roots, we’re on a mission to reimagine the world of food.
Vori is headquartered in East Palo Alto, California and have team members across SF, LA, and Puerto Rico. We’re always looking for dope new teammates to join us on this journey!Join our team