Qualcomm-backed Aravita wants to help Brazilian supermarkets control food waste
Aravita's AI-powered solution for supermarkets looks at variables, including climate, seasonality and consumer behavior, to manage the purchasing of fresh food.
Divert bags $100M growth equity, $1B financing to tackle grocery store food waste
Divert's infrastructure will cover 80% of the population in the U.S., potentially averting 400,000 metric tons of carbon pollution annually.
Climate tech roundup: Food waste, wastewater and the UK’s troubled battery industry
Waste and batteries were the theme this week in climate tech. Dive in to see what happened.
Nest co-founder Matt Rogers’ new startup is trash
Mill emerges from stealth as a sleek, climate-friendly solution for food waste that could slash half a ton of carbon emissions per household.
Singapore-based Alterpacks turns food waste into food containers
Food waste and food packaging take up a significant portion of the world’s landfills. Alterpacks is tackling both issues with technology that turns food waste into takeout boxes and other containers
‘Grocery sharing’ app Recelery lets users resell food items to help minimize waste
It is typical for consumers to purchase more food items than they need and then throw them away because they either forgot about them or the food expired. It is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of food
Online grocery company Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods
This is Misfits Market’s first acquisition and is particularly fitting, given the online grocery environment over the past few years.
Pitch Deck Teardown: Mi Terro’s $1.5M seed deck
Mi Terro takes agricultural waste and processes it into proteins that can be used as a plastic replacement, fed as food to animals and much more. Here's the teardown of its pitch deck.
The grocery industry’s shopping list: Inventory management, frictionless checkout, computer vision
Technology advancements in recent years are giving startups a shot at providing grocery stores with e-commerce-like features in a brick-and-mortar setting.
Do you claim to care about climate? Let’s talk about what’s on your plate
If you claim to care about climate change, we need to have a word about food. Specifically, about the fantastically unsustainable way we consume food in the U.S. There’s a number of issues here,
Here’s the complete agenda for next week’s TC Sessions: Climate 2022
TC Sessions: Climate, in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals, is our first event dedicated to the climate crisis. And our agenda is complete! Leading scientists, entrepren
Freshflow is helping grocery retailers fight food waste
For years grocery retailers have been using data driven forecasting to help them predict demand to figure out which products to reorder to keep shelves stocked. That’s nothing new. But Berlin-ba
Choco gets its horn amid mission to remove food waste from supply chain
Choco's software digitizes ordering, supply chain and communications for suppliers and restaurants so they can better monitor supply and demand.
Full Harvest targets food waste by finding homes for imperfect, surplus produce
Within the past two years, Full Harvest’s impact on keeping food out of landfills grew five times, prompting the company to seek out additional capital to keep the momentum going.
Phytoform plants $5.7M into climate-resistant crop technology
The success of CRISPR technology in agriculture has been well documented as a way to manipulate plant genomes to make them more pest and climate resistant and grow more consistent products.
Fast groceries startup Grovy hopes Eastern Europe and sustainability will set it apart
Yet another “quick commerce” 15-minute groceries startup is hoping to make a name for itself in this space, adding to the myriad companies currently crowding out this market. But Grovy is
Pepper brings in $16M, gets back to its roots of spicing up ordering experience for food distributors
The ordering system is specifically designed so food distributors can launch mobile apps and websites to accept orders and payments online.
Latin America’s food paradox
If we want to successfully address malnutrition in Latin America, agritech and food tech solutions need to come from within.
Singapore-based TreeDots gets $11M Series A to cut food waste in Asia
Every year, tons of food ends up in landfills because of cosmetic issues (they won’t look nice in stores) or inefficiencies in the supply chain. Singapore-based TreeDots, which says it is the first
Martie launches with $3M to divert shelf-stable food items from landfills
Martie aims to stop food from going into landfills that are thrown away due to package changes, being a seasonal product or reaching their expiration date before purchase.