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Our history with OLIO



Raising the bar: How OLIO’s food sharing revolution attracted $6 million in Series A investment


OLIO raise $6M Series A investment

OLIO win 2 awards at the Sustainable Cities Awards 2018 for ‘Smart Technology’ and ‘Managing Resources’ for their work tackling food waste


OLIO part of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 and feature in this video from Apple


OLIO app features in The Guardian in a 2 week trial to try and reduce this journalist’s waste to zero.

2nd May


OLIO have partnered with Pret shops in a few cities to redistribute any unsold food at the end of each day. Their ‘Food Waste Heroes’ programme was featured in The Evening Standard

12th April


2017 update: OLIO’s food waste reduction equivalent to taking 1 million car miles off the road


OLIO have teamed up with Hellmann’s on new campaign, #SaveASpud, to reduce food waste.

6th November


Ben Cullen, Community and Content Marketing Manager at OLIO, to speak at London PermaCulture Festival on the 30th July 2017.

28th July


Co-founder Saasha Celestial-One featured on Business Insider UK: The 29 coolest female startup founders in the UK.

25th June

OLIO teams with leading charities in the fight against food waste

Co-founder Tessa Cook featured in first podcast episode by Amazon Web Services Startup Stories: How a social enterprise took off thanks to its super-fan users

2nd June


OLIO’s Tessa Cook & Sasha Celestial-One join Silicon Valley trade mission.

19th May

OLIO featured on CNN Money: This app is fighting food waste and offering free meals

19th May


OLIO featured on the BBC: Nine ways to organise your life in your lunchtime

25th April


Simpleweb Wins #DoDifferent Award for Product Innovation


Simpleweb Shortlisted for Product Innovation DoDifferent Award

OLIO featured on the NYC Food Policy Centre website: Smartphone Apps Helping to Reduce Hunger

17th February


OLIO featured in; 6 Tech Trends that are Changing the Way We Eat

19th January

OLIO featured in the Fresh Produce Journal; Wrap praises supermarket food waste schemes

18th January

OLIO’s ‘Food Waste Hero’ project featured in the The Grocer; Food waste victory as companies pledge to double redistribution

17th January

OLIO featured in NewsOK; App Finder: Top apps to help you recycle 

16th January

OLIO Raises $2.2m to Take Food Sharing Mainstream



OLIO were featured in Business Cloud Magazine; Women blazing a trail in tech: From Camisotti to Hodgson

13th December


OLIO featured in online magazine REFINERY29; How Sharing Apps Could Change Your Life (And Save You Money)

22nd November

OLIO featured in the Evening Standard; How sharing apps like OLIO could save you money in London

22nd November

Co-Founder Tessa Cook interviewed on BBC Business Live

7th November

OLIO featured in the Evening Standard; Food for London: OLIO, the app matching surplus food to hungry Londoners

4th November


OLIO Removes Pricing to Focus on Community


125,000 food items have been saved and shared among OLIO’s users so far this year! Find out more at VentureCrave.

16th September

OLIO’s Tessa & Sasha have done some filming with Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty!

15th September

Reduce Food Waste and Give to Charity with OLIO’s New Donate Feature


OLIO’s Super Food Waste Heroes Cook up a Storm!

OLIO launched in the City of York and were featured on BBC Radio York; Waste not, want not: Food leftovers app launched in York

11th August


OLIO were featured in The Independent; Olio app brings food shopping to the sharing economy in bid to tackle waste.

20th July

OLIO were featured in The Guardian; tech innovations that could reduce food waste

14th July

OLIO Expands to Share More Than Just Food


BBC news featured OLIO on their front page; could tech reduce food waste and help feed the world?

17th June

OLIO Goes Global, Expands into 35 More Countries

OLIO launched in Cambridge and were featured in Cambridge news; share your extra food or snaffle up others’ extras as food wast app, OLIO, launches in Cambridge

16th June

OLIO interviewed on London Live; new app aims to be the answer to London’s food waste

8th June


OLIO were featured in The Guardian. Can a Craigslist for cucumbers tackle the UK’s food waste?

12th May

OLIO were featured on ITV Meridian news; food-sharing app aims to cut waste.

5th May


OLIO’s Mobile App Analytics Toolkit


OLIO were featured on ITV news: “Bakery uses App to help solve food waste crisis”

5th March


OLIO Wins Two SPARKies Awards!

OLIO celebrated their Bristol launch with a great pot luck party this weekend.

6th February


OLIO and Ordable Shortlisted for SPARKies Awards!

OLIO Launches in Bristol – Join the Food Sharing Revolution!

OLIO listed as one of the week’s top apps by Gizmodo. Check it out here.

18th January

OLIO got a nice shout out in this article about mindful shopping to reduce food waste in The Guardian.

14th January


OLIO were on ITV news chatting about food waste today! Watch the clip on the OLIO blog.

22nd December

OLIO have been listed as one of five handy survival apps for new Londoners in Time Out!

4th December

New Release: OLIO Launches Across London


OLIO Raises Seed Round


OLIO Expands Into Haringey, Hackney, Camden and Islington


How This Startup Got 1,000 App Downloads In Its First Month


OLIO is Now Available on Android

New Release: OLIO Wants to Help You Stop Wasting Food


How One Ex Corporate Executive is Tackling the Major Problem of Food Waste


Idea Validation vs Minimum Viable Product


How OLIO Used WhatsApp to Validate Their Food Sharing Startup Idea

Client Spotlight: OLIO Wants You to Reduce Waste by Exchanging Surplus Food