Goodr, the on-demand food waste pickup startup that has captured advocates across Atlanta, has raised a $1.25 million pre-seed funding round and is using it to expand across the country. The round was led by Precursor Ventures and supported by Trail Mix Ventures, Halogen Ventures, Techstars Ventures, and angel investors including Partpic founder Jewel Burks.
Capital also came from new partner Soymet Energy, an alternative energy company that Goodr founder and CEO Jasmine Crowe says is interested in the potential of food waste for energy.
This is the first institutional money Crowe has raised for her year-old startup, which is about to pass the million-pound mark of food collected and has landed clients like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Georgia World Congress Center, Turner Broadcasting and Ponce City Market. The company is currently profitable and Crowe’s next goal is to hit $1 million in ARR.
Goodr’s platform employs the sharing economy model to connect venues and enterprises, when they pass a certain threshold of leftover food, to a driver who picks it up and transports it where it’s most needed at that moment. It turns the hunger problem into a solvable logistics challenge.