FoodCloud was founded by Aoibheann O’Brien and Iseult Ward in response to the very clear need for a retail level solution to food waste. They quickly realised that they needed technology to make the process scalable and sustainable and developed the FoodCloud App. Before launching, they conducted an extensive assessment of charity needs. They approached large retailers to investigate the food types and quantities that could potentially be available and the challenges retailers faced in donating food. Tesco agreed to an initial trial in one of their store. The technology and process has been continuously improved to build a platform that can benefit communities around the world.
FoodCloud has 8 full time and 3 part time staff. The team consists of our CEO, Director of Operations, Business and Charity Engagement Officer, International Development Manager, Chief Technology Officer, Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Manager, Support and Volunteer Manager and 3 part time support roles. The team come from diverse backgrounds with a range of 3rd level degree qualifications in areas including technology, business, sustainability and masters level qualifications in environmental studies, CSR and business administration. The team balances youth, energy and fresh thinking with industry experience and commercial knowledge and goes above and beyond to deliver, which is evident in the amount that FoodCloud has achieved in a very short time.
We have a board of directors which has a wealth of experience from the charity sector, food re-distribution sector, retail sector, food services sector and business. FoodCloud benefits from the guidance of a wide range of mentors from large state and industry organisations who advise on strategy, finance, pricing models, expansion, operations and internationalisation.
To achieve our international growth targets we want to expand our business development and fundraising capacity.