What do you when your mom refuses to give you money to buy an ice cream? Well if you are 9-year old Kuda Biza, you start a business. The window cleaning business Kuda started when he was 9 years old in Harare, Zimbabwe, laid the seeds to him becoming a serial entrepreneur.
After high school, Kuda moved to the U.S. with only $40 in his pocket to study at Lynn University. While he was in college, Kuda started his second company – AFR Clothing, a socially-conscious apparel brand – in his dorm room, with only $150.
After college, Kuda joined Jarden Consumer Solutions (acquired by Newell Brands), a Fortune 500 firm and home to iconic brands like: Crock-Pot, Oster, Mr. Coffee & FoodSaver. He spent over a decade in various innovation & e-commerce roles at that organization. He was responsible for launching multi-million-dollar strategic new growth initiatives such as Crock-Pot Cuisine, a meal delivery subscription service that reached over $20M in annual sales in less than 3 years. He also ran a $75M
e-commerce division by driving sales growth across all
e-commerce channels: Amazon, retailer.com and
While he was still with Newell Brands, Kuda launched #ThisIsMyEra, a personal development brand, with his wife Ruth. The brand provides people with tools to help them accomplish their goals. For every 90-day planner sold, #ThisIsMyEra donates a stationery kit to students in need.
Together with his partner Lauren Cecchi, Kuda launched Signables a patented line of officially licensed sports collectibles. The company currently holds licensing agreements with Chelsea F.C., Liverpool F.C., Arsenal F.C., Manchester City F.C., Tottenham Hotspur, Club America, PUMAs, and Paris Saint Germain.
Kuda is the Co-Founder & CMO of Nunbelievable, a mission-based baked goods company that donates a meal for every of cookie sold. The company is backed by Tony Robbins, IdealabNY and Loeb.nyc.
He is the author of the book: The S.P.E.A.R. Method – 5 Simple Steps to Balanced Success & Fulfillment.
Kuda believes in being a force for good and through his entrepreneurial ventures, he is working to solve the world’s biggest problems: education and hunger.
Since launching Nunbelievable, the company has provided hundreds of thousands of meals to people in need across America through partnerships with organizations like World Vision and NYC Relief.
#ThisIsMyEra has provided tens of thousands of school supplies to children in need in Zimbabwe.
Kuda also founded the Amani Hope Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to empower underprivileged children in Africa by providing scholarships. The organization has provided scholarships to hundreds of students in Africa.
Kuda is happily married to Ruth and is a proud Chelsea F.C. fan.