food waste

IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Leveraging data, hardware and biological solutions can help brick-and-mortar stores remain relevant and continue churning out cash.

Shelf Engine has a plan to reduce food waste at grocery stores, and $12 million in new cash to do it

For the first few months it was operating, Shelf Engine, the Seattle-based company that optimizes the process of stocking store shelves for supermarkets and groceries, didn’t have a name. Co-fou

Treasure8 adds Chris Cowart to its executive team as it renews pushing its tech to reduce food waste

Chris Cowart, the longtime IDEO product designer, Singularity University faculty member and consultant to a variety of venture firms and tech projects, is joining the food preservation technology deve

The present and future of food tech investment opportunity

There is no bigger industry on our planet than food and agriculture. But despite a stalwart customer base, the food industry is facing unprecedented challenges in production, demands and regulation.

Urban-X accelerator backs seven new companies pitching services for the world’s cities

Urban-X, the startup accelerator for companies focused on solving the problems facing the world’s urban environment, has selected the latest seven companies for its sixth cohort. Backed by the d

Agtech startup Imago AI is using computer vision to boost crop yields

Presenting onstage today in the 2018 TC Disrupt Berlin Battlefield is Indian agtech startup Imago AI, which is applying AI to help feed the world’s growing population by increasing crop yields and r

Shelf Engine uses machine learning to stop food waste from eating into store margins

While running Molly’s, the Seattle-based ready meal wholesaler he founded, Stefan Kalb was upset about its 28 percent food wastage rate. Feeling that the amount was “astronomical,” he began rese

Fighting food waste, Full Harvest raises $8.5m to bring excess produce to commercial buyers

It’s a story that any urban millennial can (and will) complain about. You are looking for a non-caffeinated beverage, so you walk into a juice shop only to be shocked at the $13 price point for a co

Apeel Sciences is combating food waste with plant-derived second peels

In a world bursting with abundances like self-driving cars and robotic personal assistants, you would think that basic needs like sustainable food sourcing and distribution would be a problem of the p

Full Harvest raises $2 million to stop farmers from tossing ‘ugly’ fruit and veggies

Full Harvest, a San Francisco-based startup, has raised $2 million in seed funding to reduce food waste at the farm level. Founded by Christine Moseley, formerly the head of business development for c

Spoiler Alert raises $2.5 million to stop food waste, abate hunger

Spoiler Alert has raised $2.5 million for enterprise software that helps manufacturers and farms put excess food inventory to good use, instead of tossing it out. Since it was founded in 2015, the Bo

Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly

Spoiler Alert App Makes Donating Surplus Food As Easy As Tossing It In A Dumpster

Spoiler Alert is an app that wants to put itself out of business. That's unlikely to happen considering the enormity of the problem—food waste—the startup is tackling. Its founders, recent MIT

NanoICE Gets A Cool $500,000 To Preserve Food (And Possibly Human Organs)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/picture-101.png" class="shot2" /></img> A new SEC filing revealed today that <a href="http://www.nanoiceusa.com/">NanoICE</a>— a Seattle-ar