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ReFED offers subject matter expertise on all aspects of food waste, including a deep understanding of the financing opportunities associated with developing and scaling food waste solutions. We offer a range of resources designed to help Capital Providers like you at every stage of their funding journeys, whether you’re an experienced food waste investor or just starting to explore the space.

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Data and Solutions

The ReFED Insights Engine is the most comprehensive resource on food waste available. It’s a free, online tool comprised of data from more than 50 different datasets, overlaid with ReFED’s analytics to highlight where and why food waste occurs most frequently, and what are the most effective solutions to target it. You can also use the tool to identify solution providers to fund; quantify the environmental and social impact of investing in solutions; and more.

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Food Waste Capital Tracker

A new tool in the ReFED Insights Engine, the Capital Tracker offers a deep-dive look at private capital food waste investments over the last ten years – from industry-wide trends to deal-level details. Through an extensive analysis of investment data sourced from PitchBook, ReFED has created a first-of-its-kind platform to support capital providers and solution providers in developing food waste funding strategies.

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Join the Food Waste Funder Circle

Designed for private investors and public and philanthropic funders interested in using their capital to solve food waste challenges, the Food Waste Funder Circle offers regular programming about investing in food waste innovations; deal flow reports and pitches from solution providers that are actively fundraising; and opportunities to work with like-minded funders on industry challenges.

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Join the Food Waste Action Network

The Food Waste Action Network is a space designed to inspire collaboration between individuals and organizations from across the food system and from a diverse set of backgrounds. Through member networking, demo days, partner events, and more, join with other FWAN members in creating a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive food system.

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Catalytic Grant Fund

The upcoming ReFED Catalytic Grant Fund is a new five-year initiative designed to provide a total of $10 million+ through recoverable and non-recoverable grants to for-profit companies, nonprofit organizations, and other initiatives across the food waste solution spectrum.

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Capital & Innovation Market Update

A monthly report on news, insights, and trends in food waste activity and funding for capital providers and solution providers of all types, ReFED’s Capital & Innovation Market Update is an indispensable resource for anyone serious about funding the food waste space.

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Areas to Fund and Support

To help funders understand how the particular type of capital at their disposal may be deployed to maximize impact in the food waste space, ReFED conducted a comprehensive assessment of the financing opportunities associated with developing and scaling dozens of food waste solutions, including the costs and benefits by stakeholder type, potential return on investment, impacts, and more.

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Advisory Services

The food waste landscape offers a range of opportunities for investors, and ReFED regularly supports food businesses, capital providers, tech companies, and others through customized advisory services to develop investment strategies, support due diligence, and design programs that help them achieve their unique goals.

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Introducing ReFED’s Capital Tracker

The Capital Tracker is the newest tool in the ReFED Insights Engine, providing an in-depth look at private food waste funding activity (venture capital, private equity, and M&A) over the last ten years, including current and historic deal-level investment data and analyses of sector trends – all presented in a variety of customizable, interactive views.

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A monthly report on news, insights, and trends in food waste activity and funding for capital providers and solution providers of all types, ReFED’s Capital & Innovation Market Update is an indispensable resource for anyone serious about investing in the food waste space.

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The ReFED Capital & Innovation Market Update | June 2022

The ReFED Capital & Innovation Market Update | June 2022

A monthly report on news, insights, and trends in food waste activity and funding for capital providers and solution providers of all types:

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