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Shaper: Peter Grainger

Show aired on 14th March 2015

South African born Peter Grainger is a former projects analyst turned entrepreneur and one half of the founding team behind CaféPod.

Peter’s initial idea for CaféPod was inspired by a chance conversation in a coffee shop whilst visiting his hometown of Cape town. Then in his early 30s, the ex-city worker was on the final day of a 10-month career break from his job when he discovered that there were others making their own pods, aside from Nestlé, that were compatible with Nespresso machines. This triggered his realisation that there was an opportunity to be explored in the UK and European markets.

Returning to the UK, Peter shared his idea with his friend and colleague Brent Hadfield, and after a few beers & a pizza, CaféPod was born.

Follow Peter on Twitter @peter_grainger

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