Tessa Clarke, OLIO: the shocking truths about food waste and solving that problem through OLIO's community sharing app

Tessa Clarke is the Founder and CEO of OLIO.

OLIO is an app that connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses, so surplus food and household items can be shared, not thrown away.

Tessa shares her eureka moment for building OLIO, the shocking impact of food waste, scaling OLIO to 6 million users, the pains of raising investment as a female founder and how to build a business that is both for profit and for purpose.


2.00: How one moment of failure triggered the need to build a solution to food waste

03.20: If food waste was a country, it would be the third largest greenhouse gas emitter

06.23: Why are people so ignorant about the global impact of food waste?

09.23: Fighting food waste through community sharing with OLIO

15.21: Growing a community from scratch to 6 million global users

19.54: Building a for purpose and for profit business, the OLIO revenue model

25.06: The challenges raising money as a female founding team and Tessa’s advice to other Founders

30.25: How do OLIO compete for top talent in a competitive market?

Our Host:

Craig Turner. Founder of Confido Talent, a business that helps Tech For Good startups to scale their product, design and engineering teams.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/craigturner7/ / www.confidotalent.com / craig@confidotalent.com

Our Guest:

Tessa Clarke, Co-Founder and CEO of OLIO.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tecook/ / https://olioex.com/

Our Sponsor:

Jobs For Good. The only job platform to find the best jobs in sustainability, impact and much more.
www.jobsforgood.io / https://bit.ly/3wjwJa0

Our Producer:

Jabriel Al-Suhaimi. Jabriel is a podcast aficionada, editing and producing podcasts for many, including himself.
https://www.jabrielalsuhaimi.com/ / https://twitter.com/jabealsuhaimi

Our Content and Marketing:

Rachel Loosley, Content and Marketing Manager at Confido Talent.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelloosley/ / rachel@confidotalent.com