India Climate Startups Funding & Investment Updates

Startup Funding & Investment Updates

Rs 10 crores in seed funding raised by food upcycling startup Wastelink


To be used to expand footprint and scale up nutrition science, food waste supplier platform capabilities.


Notes by Narsi

The startup's aspiration is to upcycle about 1 million tons of food waste a year by about 2025.

Given that about 70 million tons of food is wasted in India annually, a million tons per year might not sound like a big deal, but I think it is significant - because this is the aspiration of just one startup, and within a few years of its inception.

Also, upcycling food waste is a more productive pathway compared to converting it to fertilizers or biogas. Most constituents of any biomass are worth much more than energy. The challenge lies in recovering this value.