We’re excited to announce that Fieldcraft was named in the top 100 of startups for the Foodtech 500.
About Foodtech 500
Inspired by the Fortune 500, Forward Fooding created the FoodTech 500, the world’s first definitive list of global entrepreneurial talent at the intersection of food, technology and sustainability. For this year’s edition, Forward Fooding received thousands of applications from over 60 countries.
Fieldcraft is an Austin-based startup and farm to foodtech ingredient marketplace. Since launching in 2019, over 3000 buyers have joined Fieldcraft from emerging brands to 6 of the 10 largest food companies in the world. Suppliers range from a 25 acre orchard to a 40,000 acre operation and from local processors to global manufacturers.
Fieldcraft CEO and Co-Founder, Michael Chapman, comes from a farming community in the Central Valley of California and has traveled in all seven continents and nearly 100 countries. Michael is passionate about ingredients and co-founded a CPG brand before launching Fieldcraft. Before that, he served as an Army Ranger, led special operations teams in the CIA after the September 11 attacks and later served in the White House Situation Room.
The story of Fieldcraft began from the ground up. The platform connected specialty grain growers to buyers, helping them secure new markets and better prices than the big commodities. From there, Fieldcraft followed demand and connected the supply chain, becoming the first platform spanning the entire vertical of food production.
Fieldcraft’s advisor, Ken Meyer, is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for Whole Foods Market.