The journey began in October 2015 after co-Founders Jessica and Francisco came across photos of beautiful edible produce headed to waste streams because they were too ripe for retail.
Unable to shake these images, they dedicated the next 6 months to investigate the root causes and scale of the food waste problem. It became clear that the problem is efficient re-distribution for unpredictable off spec product.
This led to the seeding of FoodMesh – a solution to power the circular economy for surplus food using network effects.
Starting in 2017 with a self-serve marketplace designed to simplify food re-distribution by matching demand and supply in a more efficient and intelligent way, today, FoodMesh has successfully provided hundreds of thousands of meals to people and has saved over a million dollars in food value by companies using our apps and services.