Topic: Food Waste

S2G Ventures Secures $180 million for Fund II; Adds Rudberg as Managing Director and COO

September 19, 2017 | Written by
Category: AgTech, Brands, Food Safety, Food Waste, Food-Tech, Industry, News, Start-Ups, Venture Capital

S2G Ventures (Seed to Growth) a leading multi-stage investment firm focused on the food and agriculture industry, announced today that it closed on an additional $180 million in committed capital, taking total assets under management to $300 million.  In addition, the firm announced that Aaron Rudberg has joined the firm as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Rudberg will have responsibility across the operations of the business as well as developing out the strategic relationships for the firm

The additional $180 million in Fund II capital enhances S2G’s ability to pursue investments in its targeted food and agriculture sectors.  Since its founding in 2015, S2G has invested in 30 companies.  In aggregate, S2G companies expect to achieve over $550 million in revenue in 2017 – with average growth of 150% over 2016 revenues….

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New report tackles food waste in America

March 11, 2016 | Written by
Category: Food Waste, News

Food waste costs the United States $218 billion a year, according to a report presented at Stanford University.

The report, released this week by a coalition of nonprofits, businesses and government officials called Rethink Food Waste Through Economics and Data (ReFED), quantifies the amount the country spends growing, manufacturing, transporting and disposing of food that is never eaten. Overall, Americans waste up to 40 percent of their food, and the goal of the report is to reduce that by 20 percent within a decade, in line with Obama Administration goals. read full article