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The Food Sharing Revolution

The Food Sharing Revolution

Each year over £12bn of perfectly edible food is thrown away by UK households & local communities. OLIO is a revolutionary new app that connects neighbors with each other & local merchants to enable them to trade this surplus food rather than throw it away.Think food nearing its sell-by date in local stores; spare vegetables from the allotment; cupcakes from an amateur baker; the groceries in your fridge when you go away. Users simply add an item with a photo, description, price (if applicable), location and when it’s available for pick-up. Other users can then browse the menu of available items, request what they want and arrange a pick-up via private messaging OLIO is launching in North London this summer, and has >1,500 people signed up to be notified, a dozen founding merchants, 20 Ambassadors (grass roots supporters) and a strong social media following. OLIO is a social enterprise and will generate revenues through taking a platform commission on all items traded for a price.

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13 years experience at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey, & Amex. Brings strong strategic/commercial skills to her start-ups, My Crèche (12/13) & OLIO (07/15 launch).
Total raised

$2.2M

Funded over

1 round

Latest round

Seed (Jan 2017)