food

  • Health-Centric Food Delivery Service Power Supply Raises $5M Seed Round

    Health-Centric Food Delivery Service Power Supply Raises $5M Seed Round

    Power Supply, one of the growing number of food delivery services, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by Upfront Ventures. Other investors include Hanson Li (Saison, Locol), former Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen, health expert Mark Sisson, former Fresh Direct CMO Drew Koven, Alan Bankier and The Motley Fool. Read More

  • Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

    Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

    The takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator to make the main business more profitable. Today comes the latest move on that front. Rocket Internet is selling food takeaway operations in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico to Just Eat… Read More

  • What Happened To The Food Industry Last Year? Crunch Network

    What Happened To The Food Industry Last Year?

    By the time you read this, you will be aware of the U-turn our food system is making to find new, personalized, localized ways to your plate. Last year was a bellwether year for food systems, specifically food distribution systems. In 2016, the traditional method of delivering food from farms to tables is going to shift to include new players, more technology and shocking transparency. Read More

  • EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Smaller Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M

    EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Smaller Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M

    While Amazon expands Prime Now restaurant ordering and delivery to more places, a startup has picked up funding to go head to head with it and the many others in the crowded food-on-demand category. EatStreet, a platform for restaurants mainly located in smaller cities to take orders online or by mobile, has picked up $15 million in a Series C investment. The investment was co-led by… Read More

  • Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO

    Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO

    Good Eggs, an online service that allows you to order food from local farms, has brought on a new CEO — Bentley Hall, who previously held senior roles at Plum Organics, Clif Bar and Johnson & Johnson. The company’s existing CEO Rob Spiro (pictured above with Hall) will become chairman. He said he’ll remain “very active” in the company, and suggested… Read More

  • What’s The Deal With EAT Club?

    What’s The Deal With EAT Club?

    To be honest, I had never heard of EAT Club until about a month ago, when its public relations team reached out to me, and I’m glad that they did. EAT Club, which launched in 2010, is almost three years into its move from a consumer-focused company to a business-to-business one that focuses on corporate food catering. EAT Club’s ideal customer has always been the office… 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

  • Mother And Daughter Team Launch Scrumpt, An Easier Way To Pack A Healthy School Lunch

    Mother And Daughter Team Launch Scrumpt, An Easier Way To Pack A Healthy School Lunch

    A new wave of startups, including companies like Blue Apron, Plated, HelloFresh and more, have been catering to consumers looking to cook healthier meals at home, but lack the time to shop and source the right ingredients. Today, a new service called Scrumpt is offering a similar option for kids – or rather, for their busy parents who want an easier way to pack a healthy school lunch. Read More

  • FoodHigh.Club Is A Yelp For Hungry Stoners

    FoodHigh.Club Is A Yelp For Hungry Stoners

    Anari Sengbe hopped up on the TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 Hackathon stage today to present an app with an aim to help ganja consumers enjoy smoking weed and eating at the same time. Enter FoodHigh.Club, an app that locates good food for stoners, based on peer reviews. Read More

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    Clear Labs Aims To Be Google Search For GMOs In Packaged Food

    Clear Labs Aims To Be Google Search For GMOs In Packaged Food

    How much gluten, genetically modified organisms and other allergens are in that cereal you ate this morning? Not many people know what is in their food right now, but genomic data startup Clear Labs hopes to index all the packaged fare in the world so we do. The startup uses technology related to sequencing human genomes in clinical trials but applies it to food products. And it’s… Read More

  • Sampler Is Like Those People Who Give You Free Warm Cheeseballs At Costco But Only On The Internet

    Sampler Is Like Those People Who Give You Free Warm Cheeseballs At Costco But Only On The Internet

    Giving out samples on the street is kind of silly. Taking a little cup of urine-colored sports drink or a nasty bag of chips offers little in the way of customer generation and it usually ends up in a messy sidewalk and tired sample givers. But what if you could give away urine-colored sports drinks over the Internet? Now you’re cooking with gas! Marie Chevrier at Sampler wants to make… Read More

  • Soylent Debuts Its Ready-To-Drink Meal Replacement Shake, Soylent 2.0

    Soylent Debuts Its Ready-To-Drink Meal Replacement Shake, Soylent 2.0

    Venture-backed food replacement drink maker Soylent – yes, named after the movie where people unknowingly were sustained by eating other people – is out today with its newest product. The company this morning introduced “Soylent 2.0” (still not people), which is actually a vegan, soy-based nutritional drink that’s now shipping in a ready-to-drink package. Read More

  • FarmLogs CEO Jesse Vollmar Will Talk About The  AgTech Revolution At Disrupt SF 2015

    FarmLogs CEO Jesse Vollmar Will Talk About The AgTech Revolution At Disrupt SF 2015

    The World Bank says that farmers need to produce 50% more food to feed the 9 billion people who will inhabit the earth by 2050. While farmers are facing higher demand, they have fewer resources to work with thanks to a growing water crisis and the availability of arable land. Join us at SF Disrupt 2015 as FarmLogs CEO Jesse Vollmar walks us through tech’s possible solutions. Read More

  • 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

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