food

  • PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV Is Coming

    PragueCrunch IV is an annual celebration of all things central European and startupy and it’s coming back on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right here so… Read More

  • Join Us At PragueCrunch IV: The Enpraguening

    Join Us At PragueCrunch IV: The Enpraguening

    Here it comes, Central Europe: PragueCrunch IV! This annual celebration of all things startup is coming to your town on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (CEST). We’ll be holding the event on the terrace at Střelecký Ostrov. If you’ve been to any of the previous events you’ll know it’s a good time. We have special early-bird tickets available now right… Read More

  • ChefsFeed, An App For Dishes Recommended By Top Chefs, Gets A New Look

    ChefsFeed, An App For Dishes Recommended By Top Chefs, Gets A New Look

    ChefsFeed, an app where chefs recommend the best food in a city, has a new look starting today designed to make it easier to discover the best food in any neighborhood. Users can dive into a neighborhood and swipe through various restaurants with recommendations from chefs, and also view recommendations of specific chefs at restaurants. Throughout the new app are huge photos of those… Read More

  • Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M At Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead Of IPO

    Takeout Giant Delivery Hero Raises Another $110M At Over $3.1B Valuation Ahead Of IPO

    Delivery Hero, the takeout food ordering service based out of Berlin, has raised yet more money — possibly some of its last before an IPO sometime after 2015. It’s picked up another $110 million from two unnamed “leading public market investors” out of the U.S., at a post-money valuation that the company says is over $3.1 billion. This latest $110 million brings the… Read More

  • Bengaluru Food Delivery Startup Dazo Helps Hungry Customers Figure Out What To Order Fast

    Bengaluru Food Delivery Startup Dazo Helps Hungry Customers Figure Out What To Order Fast

    Most food delivery services try to offer a cornucopia of selections from as many restaurants as possible. A Bengaluru startup called Dazo, however, is taking the opposite approach. Dazo (formerly known as TapCibo) only works with a few partners, who each make just two dishes available on the platform for lunch, afternoon snacks, and dinner. Read More

  • Who The Smartphone Revolution Left Behind Crunch Network

    Who The Smartphone Revolution Left Behind

    How many of us have been tempted to chuck our smartphones into the ocean while on vacation to stop the incessant buzzing of incoming emails and texts from interrupting what is supposed to be down time? While many of us have become increasingly desperate to unplug – there’s even a growing industry of “digital detox” vacation spots – in our love-hate relationship… Read More

  • Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M

    Delivery Hero Eats Up Turkey’s Yemeksepeti For A Record $589M

    Delivery Hero, the billion-dollar takeout food service based in Berlin, is making another big acquisition as it continues to scale up its business worldwide. It’s buying Turkey’s Yemeksepeti for $589 million in a cash and shares deal that will also see investor General Atlantic becoming shareholders in Delivery Hero. Yemeksepeti — Turkish for “food cart”… Read More

  • Slideshow: The Cinder Sensing Cooker Won’t Burn Your Food To A Crisp

    Slideshow: The Cinder Sensing Cooker Won’t Burn Your Food To A Crisp

    I’m a lucky lad. Every so often the creators of a really cool, really revolutionary cooking devices come to my house and make me food and this time it was Cinder. Think of Cinder as a George Foreman Grill that went to MIT. Designed to cook everything perfectly, the system can cook, sear, and grill automatically, allowing you to place food in the machine and have it cooked to perfection… Read More

  • Razorfish’s Jeff Dachis Launches One Drop, An App For Diabetics To Log And Share Info With Each Other

    Co-founder of digital marketing agency Razorfish Jeff Dachis has a new app for diabetes called One Drop, which just launched in the App Store today. Dachis has always been a health-minded individual. He eats well, works out and runs marathons. So, it was a bit of a shock when his doctor told him, at age 47, that he had Type-1 diabetes. Read More

  • Naspers Drops Off $40 Million For Brazilian Mobile Conglomerate Movile

    Naspers Drops Off $40 Million For Brazilian Mobile Conglomerate Movile

    The on-demand delivery market has now raised more money in the first four months of 2015 than it did in all of 2014, and the latest beneficiary is the Brazilian mobile application and content developer Movile. The company has received a $40 million commitment from the South African technology investor and media company, Naspers . Read More

  • Visor Lets You Look Through Other’s Eyes

    Visor Lets You Look Through Other’s Eyes

    As we move into our telemetric future, we will soon be able to mediate our experience in the world through apps. Already we can live the lives of others, vicariously, through Meerkat. We can see photos of the food of others with Instagram. And now, thanks to Visor, we can see how long the line is to order at Shake Shack. We are truly living in an era of spooky action at a… Read More

  • India’s Restaurant Search App Zomato Raises $50M At $1B+ Valuation, Buys MaplePOS

    India’s Restaurant Search App Zomato Raises $50M At $1B+ Valuation, Buys MaplePOS

    Time to loosen Zomato‘s belt: the Indian startup whose restaurant search app is now used in 22 countries is growing some more. The company has raised $50 million more in funding, and it has made its first acquisition of a product outside of the restaurant search space: it has bought payments platform MaplePOS. The funding values the startup at over $1 billion, a source close to the… Read More

  • Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters Crunch Network

    Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters

    When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, it struck a very vulnerable target. The Pacific nation is considered one of the world’s poorest and is ranked by the United Nations’ WorldRiskIndex as the most disaster-prone country. Yet for a storm significantly stronger than Hurricane Katrina, Cyclone Pam resulted in a relatively low number of casualties. Early warnings helped save scores of… Read More

  • Now On Android, Handpick App Helps Shoppers Create Better Grocery Lists

    Now On Android, Handpick App Helps Shoppers Create Better Grocery Lists

    Handpick lets you figure out what dishes you can make with a few ingredients, but it aspires to be much more than a recipe discovery app. With the data gleaned from its users and by combing through millions of food postings on social networks and the web, Handpick hopes to help e-commerce companies tackle the food and beverage market. Read More

  • Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform Crunch Network

    Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform

    America is finally discovering what Asia has known for years: mobile messaging is a commerce platform. Read More

  • Alcohol Startups Are Brewing Up VC Cash

    Alcohol Startups Are Brewing Up VC Cash

    A new startup movement brewing in the booze biz has VCs backing liquor delivery services, robotic bartenders, and smartphone breathalyzers — and they’re showing no sign of turning off the tap. Read More

  • From Paralysis To Recovery, Optimization Offers Ports New Tech Remedy Crunch Network

    From Paralysis To Recovery, Optimization Offers Ports New Tech Remedy

    Eight weeks is what the port of Oakland estimated it would take to recover from the paralyzing effects of the west coast port labor disputes. That’s right, as much as eight weeks of delays for domestic car manufacturers to receive parts, grocery stores to receive food and retailers to get their hands on the new Apple Watches. And eight weeks for the U.S. exporters to get their goods… Read More

  • YC-Backed Nomiku, Maker of An Affordable Sous Vide Machine, Gets Into Software With Tender App

    YC-Backed Nomiku, Maker of An Affordable Sous Vide Machine, Gets Into Software With Tender App

    As I’ve written before, the backstory behind YC-backed Nomiku will give you a sweet tooth. Both literally and figuratively. Girl meets boy. They fall in love. They start teaching DIY classes on building hardware for the kitchen. BOOM. Hardware startup. (Actually, it’s never that simple.) But in any case, Nomiku has come a long way in a year. The company, which makes the… Read More

  • PiJuice Adds Power To Your Pirojects

    PiJuice Adds Power To Your Pirojects

    If you’ve ever used a Raspberry Pi you’ll notice that it’s great until you need to unplug it. While you can add a battery (the PiPhone had one), it’s not quite as easy as all that. Now, however, you can simply plug in the PiJuice and power your Pi on the fly. The PiJuice is a “hat” that fits on top of the Raspberry Pi and includes a 1400 mAh battery… Read More

  • Yelp Buys Delivery Network Eat24 For $134M To Ramp Up In Food Operations

    Yelp Buys Delivery Network Eat24 For $134M To Ramp Up In Food Operations

    Another acquisition for Yelp that will take the local listings company even deeper into commerce and food-related services. It’s gobbling up Eat24, a U.S. food delivery business that competes with GrubHub, Delivery.com and others in the area of delivering food on behalf of various restaurants. Yelp is paying $134 million for Eat24, with $75 million in cash and the rest in Yelp shares… Read More

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