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Startup 'FoodMaven' Aims To Cut Food Waste, Gets Backed By Wal-Mart

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Waste has been an accepted norm in the food industry with businesses anticipating those costs. A new startup from Colorado, FoodMaven, wants to change that by turning potential waste into something useful. Walton Enterprises, who own 50 percent of Wal-Mart, sees the potential and is looking to enhance the process by funding the new company.

In total, FoodMaven received $8.6 million in “Series A fundraising” and included an undisclosed amount from the Walton family according to Bloomberg. Their enterprise is worth around $150 billion and would easily be the biggest supporter for the startup. Patrick Bultema, CEO of FoodMaven, didn’t believe there would be any direct ties with Wal-Mart as they mostly work with suppliers.