Blue Apron

  • Sweetgreen’s Nicolas Jammet, Maple’s Caleb Merkl and Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg to cook up a storm at Disrupt NY 2016

    Sweetgreen’s Nicolas Jammet, Maple’s Caleb Merkl and Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg to cook up a storm at Disrupt NY 2016

    It’s safe to say that everyone can get down with food. That’s probably why the tech industry has seen so many startups — some more successful than others — attempting to tap into the food space. Last year, the food tech space really took off, with global funding for food tech startups hitting $5.7 billion, according to CB Insights. At TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2016… Read More

  • Life, by subscription Crunch Network

    Life, by subscription

    The American dream is no longer for sale — but it is for rent. We are slowly going through a subtle shift in how the economy is owned and operated, with massive implications. On an average day, you may wake up, shower, dress, drive to work and return home. But the way you do it is changing: Where once you would own the car, the house and the clothes, you now have the option to live life… Read More

  • Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

    Hungryroot raises $3.7 million for healthy eats

    Brownies made of black beans and cookies made of chickpeas are among the unusual recipes found on Hungryroot. Launched last year, the New York-based meal kit startup focuses on vegetable-based natural foods that can be prepared in under seven minutes. After demonstrating “rapid growth,” Hungryroot has raised an additional $3.7 million in financing from Lightspeed Venture… Read More

  • Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery, the on-demand food startup that delivers pre-made meals, has expanded its offering to include ingredients and recipes for cooking your own meal. The “ready-to-cook” meals, which are designed to serve two people, don’t require a subscription, unlike multibillion-dollar startup Blue Apron, and take just 15 minutes to cook. Blue Apron, on the other hand, says its… Read More

  • Plated Is Served $35 Million In Series B

    Plated Is Served $35 Million In Series B

    Plated, the NY-based company that delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes at your door each week, has today announced the close of a $35 million Series B round. Existing investors Greycroft Partners and Formation 8 participated in the financing. Plated launched back in 2012 with a simple vision: reduce waste by delivering perfectly portioned meals (in the form of ingredients and… Read More

  • Blue Apron's Recipe for Success

    An Interview With Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg

    Blue Apron, the NY-based startup that delivers weekly pre-portioned ingredients and recipes to your home, has been cooking over the past year. The company recently announced that it had surpassed 1 million meals shipped monthly, putting estimated yearly revenue at $120 million. And if that weren’t enough, the company raised $135 million in Series D at a $2 billion valuation. We sat… Read More

  • Blue Apron Eats Up $135M At A $2B Valuation

    Blue Apron Eats Up $135M At A $2B Valuation

    Blue Apron has just announced that it closed a $135 million round of funding led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, with participation from existing investors. The WSJ reported last month that this round was being sought at a $2 billion valuation. Update 10:30am ET: A Blue Apron spokesperson has just confirmed to TechCrunch that this round was closed at a $2 billion valuation. Blue… Read More