About SPRK

At SPRK, we work every day to increase the efficiency of the food supply chain. We are a diverse team, combining different talents and areas of expertise, so food waste in the supply chain soon becomes a thing of the past. We are all united by the desire to create a new ecosystem, building strong partnerships in the process to scale the impact. We work in an open and modern office in Schöneberg, from home, or we visit our partners to get to know them. We are already a team of more than 30 but we are still growing!

Our SPRK
history

March 2020: SPRK is founded

SPRK’s idea of building a B2B trading platform for food was born back in 2017. After a successful proof of concept, SPRK.global was finally founded in March 2020.

December 2022: SPRK funding - €6 Million to prevent food waste

We have successfully closed a €6 million funding round.We use the funds primarily to expand the AI-powered trading platform.

Growing team

We are already a team of more than 30 but we are still growing!

How we are moving from waste to value

1

Impact and change

We strive to make the global supply chain efficient and free of food waste, while driving down food overproduction.

2

Circular economy

By bringing food back into the natural life cycle (SDG #12), we are embracing a circular economy and make a positive impact on the climate - by reducing unnecessary CO2 emissions (SDG #13).

3

Technology

Our online marketplace is the missing link in our current food supply chain. Our innovative, data-driven distribution approach rapidly and transparently matches food surplus with demand.

4

Partnerships

We believe in honest, transparent and committed relationships with our business and NGO partners. Only together and with mutual support can we crack the global food waste problem in the supply chain.

Technology that does the trick!

We  stand out with our proprietary distribution technology, which increasingly uses AI to recognize patterns, identify food surplus of the supply chain and redistribute them in real time. We believe technology is the key to solving global problems like food waste.

Sustainable Development Goals​

The United Nations introduced 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. At SPRK.global, we base our actions and our business model on these SDGs. We focus on SDG 12, 13, 17, and 2 in particular. We proactively build bridges between business, society, and impact to bring systemic change to our planet.

#12

Responsible consumption and production

Creating circular products and production processes

#13

Climate action


Making a significant contribution towards fighting climate change

#17

partnerships for the goals

The problem of food waste in the supply chain can only be solved through strong partnerships among all supply chain participants

#2

Zero hunger


Consideration and integration of people in need in our society

The SPRKians

Alexander Piutti

CEO Serial entrepreneur Wharton MBA & Engineer

Friederike Kleist

Customer Success Manager

Jerome Zanow

Intern Account Management

Judith Frase

Commercial Assistant

Tuba Tezer

Senior Product Manager

Adrian Krüger

Senior Product Manager

Bilal Sajid

Senior Backend Engineer

Kim Liedtke

Principal Software Engineer

Shamna Rahim

DevOps/SRE Engineer

Ming-Tung Hong

Senior Backend Engineer

Carolin Buder

People & Culture Manager

Inga Kühn

Marketing Manager

Advisory Board

Impact

Garette Clark

United Nations/UNEP Programme Officer

Impact

Andreas Blüthner

Philanthrope & ex-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Director Nutrition)

Impact

Andreas M. Rickert

CEO PHINEO gAG & Co-CEO NIXDORF Kapital AG

Impact

Bernd Jünemann

Archdiocese Berlin
Head of Finance

Social Entrepreneurship

Hans Eike von Oppeln-Bronikowski

Legerwall, Representative of charitable institutions & foundations

Impact & Networks

Fritz Lietsch

forum Nachhaltig Wirtschaften, Editor in Chief

Finance

Wolfgang
Schnallinger

Bühler Group, CFO Consumer Food

Funding & Networks

Thorsten M. Schiefer

CEO SlateNetwork Group

Law & Tax

Konrad
Pochhammer

Dentons, Of Counsel


Supply Chain Strategy

Dr. Marc
Heußinger

ALDI Nord, ex CEO

Legal

Nicolas Gabrysch


Partner at Osborne Clarke


Technology

Lufthansa Industry Solutions

Service company for IT consulting and supply chain systems integration

Data

Marc Preusche

blue8 AG, Founding Partner ex Google

People & Culture

Romy von Roeder

Procon Capital GmbH, People Executive, HR-Tech Investor & Advisor

Let’s talk!

LET’S PARTNER UP
Combat food waste at your business, notify us of any surplus, join SPRK as a mission partner, or maybe even join the team. Let’s talk about it.

THE SPRK Team

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