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  • Food upcycling startup, Wastelink raises 10 crores in Seed Funding

    Published on June 7, 2022

    Along with their expansion plans, the company plans to utilize the funds to scale up the nutrition science and technology platform capability & expand the scope of food waste recycling

    Delhi : Wastelink, a food upcycling start-up has announced today that it has secured a seed funding of INR 10 crores led by Matterhorn Projects LLP, Indigram Labs Foundation, Sanjiv Rangrass, and other angel investors. Wastelink is incubated at the Indigram Labs Foundation. The capital raised will be used to expand Wastelink’s footprint across India and scale up their nutrition science and food waste supplier platform capability.

    Led by entrepreneurs Saket Dave and Krishnan Kasturirangan, Wastelink strives to build a sustainable food to feed ecosystem for the country. Through state-of-the-art processing technology, the startup transforms food waste into high energy ingredients for the animal feed industry, generating economic and environmental benefits.

    8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions are associated with food waste. These statistics are released by the UN Environment Program (UNEP) 2021 Report. As per the Food and Agriculture Organization 2021 report – 40% of food produced in India gets wasted largely due to fragmented food production systems and supply chain. Wastelink’s efforts are towards addressing this massive economic and environmental problem.  Wastelink aligns with the circular economy for food ensuring that food waste stays within the food chain.

    Sharing his thoughts about the announcement, Saket Dave, CEO of Wastelink said, “We are extremely excited to have raised our first-ever funding and the opportunities that come with it. The collective experience of our investors along with the capital will immensely benefit us as we chart our journey towards national expansion.  We aspire to make a meaningful positive impact on society by upcycling 1 Million Metric Tons of food waste within 2-3 years.”

    Commenting on the investment, Malvika Poddar, Director Matterhorn Projects LLP said, “Wastelink is unquestionably bringing momentum to the circular economy, which is the need of the hour. We are excited to partner with Saket and Krishnan who bring vast experience as well as a passion for working towards a global issue simultaneous to economic growth. The founders have a unique approach to penetrate into the food waste supply chain and create monetary opportunities”.

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    • Sourabh sharma says:

      So happy to see more and more start ups coming in the field of sustainability…congratulations Wastelink

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