2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Julia Fisher

Investment Analyst

Village Capital


Julia knows the world could be a better place for people and planet. She has over 5 years of work experience to impulse positive sustainable change through innovation and early-stage companies. She is an Investment Analyst for the Sustainability Practice at Village Capital where she works directly with early-stage innovators. She has a background in VC investment, sustainable banking, corporate innovation, and strategy – working in both large corporations and startups through the US, Europe, and Latin America. Her career has focused on several sectors, mainly food systems, fintech and climate tech.


Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Thomas Swain Room

Capital in Action: The Role of Catalytic Funding in Food Waste

ReFED’s analysis shows that $3B in catalytic capital is required each year to meet the goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. What is catalytic capital, and why is it so important? This session will focus on the critical and creative role that catalytic capital plays in advancing food waste solutions, with commentary from a panel of funders on how they have deployed catalytic capital – and how it can be leveraged with other capital types to develop and scale food waste solutions.

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