food

  • 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