OLIO

Tessa Clarke, OLIO headshot

Tessa is Co-Founder & CEO of Olio, an app tackling the problem of waste in the home & local community by connecting neighbours with each other, and volunteers with local businesses, so that surplus food & other household items can be given away, not thrown away; and so that everyday items can be lent and borrowed, instead of bought brand new. Olio has grown to over 6 million users in 63 countries and its impact has been widely recognised, most notably by the United Nations who highlighted Olio as a “beacon” for the world, and by Vivatech who awarded Olio “Next European Unicorn”.

Prior to Olio, Tessa had a 15 year corporate career as a digital Managing Director in the media, retail and financial services sectors, and she met her co-founder Saasha whilst they were studying for their MBAs at Stanford University. Tessa is passionate about the sharing economy as a solution for a sustainable world, and about ‘profit with purpose’ as the next business paradigm.