food

  • Sourcery Raises $2.5M To Connect Kitchens And Local Food Suppliers

    Sourcery Raises $2.5M To Connect Kitchens And Local Food Suppliers

    Sourcery, an online wholesale food supplier director and payments processor, is today announcing that it is exiting stealth and has raised $2.5 million in seed funding to expand its platform into new markets from its early operations in San Francisco. Read More

  • HowGood, Now With $2M In Funding, Releases Apps For More Sustainable Grocery Shopping

    HowGood, Now With $2M In Funding, Releases Apps For More Sustainable Grocery Shopping

    New mobile applications from HowGood want to help shoppers become better informed about which food is best to eat – and not just which food is healthiest, as the name suggests, but whether the animals were treated humanely, if the workers were paid fair wages, if the food was produced locally or sustainably, and much more. In addition, the company is announcing that in order to… Read More

  • Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding

    Delivery Hero, Hungry For Growth, Orders Up Another $350M In Funding

    Just two weeks after reaching a $1 billion valuation on the back of a major acquisition, Berlin-based online food ordering and delivery site Delivery Hero has yet more news: the company has raised another $350 million in finanacing. This brings the total amount raised this year alone by Delivery Hero to $520 million, and the overall total raised to $635 million. Delivery Hero says it is… Read More

  • The New Era Of Smart Dining

    The New Era Of Smart Dining

    The restaurant industry has been around for a long time – since the dawn of Western civilization itself. Starting in Ancient Rome, some of the earliest known public restaurants, called thermopolia, were local hot-spots where the citizenry would go to socialize, be waited on, and fill their stomachs after a hard day’s work. Read More

  • Westfield Labs Dine On Time App

    From Westfield Labs Comes An App To Let Your Pre-Order Meals From The Food Court

    One of the most recent applications from Westfield Labs is Dine On Time, an app that lets busy shoppers skip the line at restaurants in its food court and pay for their meal via mobile app. Since many of the diners in its San Francisco location are actually workers who have offices nearby, time is of the essence, and being able to place an order without having to wait in line is huge. Read More

  • Delivery Hero Joins The $1B Valuation Club As It Gobbles Rival Pizza.de

    Delivery Hero Joins The $1B Valuation Club As It Gobbles Rival Pizza.de

    On the heels of Rocket Internet’s food delivery service FoodPanda taking another $60 million in funding, its German rival Delivery Hero is also stepping up its game in a consolidation play. The company today is announcing that it has acquired Pizza.de, another longstanding competitor also based in Germany. Read More

  • Saffron Fix Will Deliver You Indian Food Ingredients And Recipes

    Saffron Fix Will Deliver You Indian Food Ingredients And Recipes

    If you ever thought cooking Indian food was a daunting task or wanted to give it a try, Saffron Fix is trying to help. Saffron Fix is a food ingredient delivery service, like Blue Apron, but what makes it unique is that it focuses on Indian cuisine, and it allows customers to choose whether they want their ingredients to come chopped, grated or sliced. Read More

  • Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    Play Chef With Forage’s Twist On Restaurant Delivery

    San Francisco is a great town for foodies and Forage, the brainchild of Foodzie founders Rob and Emily LaFave has emerged as an option for those who want to cook their favorite restaurant dishes at home. The service, which launches today, gathers all the ingredients used in selected restaurant recipes and hand-delivers them right to your door. The promise is that amateur chefs will be able to… Read More

  • Food Startups Are Riding A VC Gravy Train

    Food Startups Are Riding A VC Gravy Train

    Investments in food-related startups, from delivery services to new restaurant chains to new types of foods and additives, have raised unprecedented amounts of cash in the most recent quarter, as investors dug in to the food business. Food companies raised $89 million in the second quarter of this year alone and have raised nearly $350 million since the second quarter of 2013, the… Read More