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January 3, 2018

Redmond-based WISErg, which turns food scraps to fertilizer, raises $19.2 million to fund California plant

WISErg, a Redmond company that makes fertilizer from food waste, has raised $19.2 million from investors, cash aimed in part at building a production facility in Southern California.

October 17, 2017

WISErg and Vivid Life Sciences Announce Partnership to Deliver Fully Sustainable Agriculture Products

Washington State Ag-Tech startup WISErg announced today Vivid Life Sciences will be a Midwest and East Coast technology and sales partner for WISErg’s line of OMRI and CDFA-listed organic liquid fertilizer products.

April 11, 2016

WISErg raises another $12.3M as part of larger round to help turn food scraps into fertilizer

WISErg is raising more money to support demand for its device that turns excess food scraps at grocery stores into a nutrient-rich liquid.The Redmond startup just reeled in $12.3 million of a larger round, with a second close expected shortly, WISErg CEO Larry LeSueur confirmed with GeekWire today.

December 2, 2015

Ecova and US Chamber of Commerce Foundation host circular economy business tour

WISErg is a startup company in Redmond, Washington, that creates organic fertilizers using the community’s own compostable waste. WISErg’s patent pending Harvester collects food scraps and converts them into a nutrient-rich liquid for animal feed, industrial use and composting.

April 24, 2015

GeekWire Awards: Vote here for Hardware/Gadget of the Year

WISErg Harvester: This machine turns unused food into fertilizer — converting waste into a liquid that can be sold to local agricultural farmers, along with other individual consumers. The machine also provides data reports to help grocers and restaurants better manage perishable inventory and ultimately save money.

March 24, 2015

Recycling company WISErg raises $11 million, readies expansion beyond Puget Sound

That will be the last test, said CEO Larry LeSueur. The company already knows it has solid technology and a working business model. Now it just needs to know if it can successfully expand into new geographies.

August 9, 2014

Fertile Opportunity Awaits For Food Waste Processors

One newer company that I’m watching closely is WISErg, founded by two ex-Microsoft engineers. They’ve developed a technology called…

June 20, 2014

Making Fancy Fertilizer

Their firm, WISErg, has started giving food retailers previously unobtainable insight into their waste by using clever composting machines called…

May 16, 2014

Recycling the Leftovers

This month, the WISErg Corporation, the brainchild of veteran Microsoft engineers, installed a bulky stainless steel cube outside the Whole Foods in Bellevue, Washington…