FoodMaven is an innovative online marketplace and rapid logistics company bringing agility and flexibility to the U.S. food system.

FoodMaven provides an online marketplace for oversupplied, out-of-spec and local food. It brings agility and flexibility to the big food system.

FoodMaven was founded in 2015 by Patrick Bultema and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company has also opened an office in Denver in July of 2017.

FoodMaven sells high-quality local, oversupplied and imperfect food from distributors, manufacturers and producers to restaurants and institutional kitchens at a significant discount.

FoodMaven leverages an innovative online marketplace and rapid logistics system to capture the millions of pounds of food lost in the system each year and sell it to waiting buyers — or donate it to hunger relief organizations. 


FoodMaven's goal is to recover the $200 billion in lost revenue caused by wasted food each year by providing buyers and suppliers with a new avenue for sales and purchasing. 


FoodMaven is backed by venture and angel investors including Tao Capital Partners, Members of Walton Family, Jon-Erik Borgen, Chris Scoggins and others.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: $19.1M in 3 Funding Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: $8M-$15M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Colorado Springs
  • State: Colorado
  • Country: United States
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