Food

  • Revere launches with $2M in funding to sell workout drinks made from plants

    Revere launches with $2M in funding to sell workout drinks made from plants

    Dietary supplements don’t need approval from the Food and Drug Administration before they are marketed, which means the industry is rife with dubious claims. Revere, a new startup that sells monthly subscriptions of its workout and energy drink powders, wants to cut through the buzz with straightforward mixes of plant-based ingredients, such as pea protein and sweet potato powder. Read More

  • Blue Apron falls 9% on fourth day as a public company

    Blue Apron falls 9% on fourth day as a public company

    Blue Apron sends you the ingredients to help you cook delicious meals, but some investors are considering its shares unsavory. The meal kit delivery company, which went public on the New York Stock Exchange last week, has had a rough debut on the stock market. After significantly lowering its IPO price range, the company priced its IPO at $10 per share. The stock closed Wednesday below $9. Read More

  • Will Blue Apron’s rebound continue?

    Will Blue Apron’s rebound continue?

    Cooking kit delivery company Blue Apron traded up 3.5% on the stock market Monday, erasing some of the losses from its first two days as a public company. Shares closed at $9.67, which was still beneath last week’s $10 IPO price. This is in contrast to a lot of public debuts, where companies are typically in the green for the first day “pop.” It’s the subsequent days… Read More

  • Blue Apron whiffs on first day of trading

    Blue Apron whiffs on first day of trading

    Blue Apron investors might be shedding a tear — and it’s not from the chopped onions. The subscription service for at-home cooking closed the day just barely above $10 per share. This is not only a disappointment for the company, which hoped to raise more money by selling stock at $15 to $17 to share, but also for the new investors who bought at the $10 IPO price. Read More

  • Blue Apron IPO off to a rough start

    Blue Apron IPO off to a rough start

    Meal delivery business Blue Apron opened for trading at $10 per share on Thursday, significantly below the originally proposed range of $15 to $17. It’s also flat compared to the $10 they priced it at last night, meaning the IPO investors have yet to reap any gains. Read More

  • Zume Pizza adds extra automation as it rolls out to new cities

    Zume Pizza adds extra automation as it rolls out to new cities

    Zume Pizza has its eyes set on disrupting legacy pizza players like Pizza Hut and Domino’s by improving on both speed and quality with the help of robots. The company is announcing the addition of a “Doughbot” designed to replace a dough spinner. Zume soon will be putting its decentralized delivery model to the test with a fleet of oven trucks and delivery scooters. Read More

  • Nestlé leads $77M round for healthy meal startup Freshly

    Nestlé leads $77M round for healthy meal startup Freshly

    Freshly has raised a big funding round from a big name — the U.S. division of food and beverage giant Nestlé. Co-founder and CEO Michael Wystrach has pitched the startup as a way to get healthy, on-demand meals. That doesn’t mean you order from Freshly every time you want to eat — instead, you get one delivery  of all your meals for the week. Then, when you’re hungry… Read More

  • Baby food delivery service Yumi launches with $4.1 million in seed funding

    Baby food delivery service Yumi launches with $4.1 million in seed funding

    Yumi, the Los Angeles-based baby food delivery service co-created by former TechCrunch and Wall Street Journal reporter Evelyn Rusli and Angela Sutherland is finally open for business, with $4.1 million in seed investment from VC firms Brand Foundry, August Capital and NEA, as well as several angels, including early Dropbox investor Ali Partovi, WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg, and Philip… Read More

  • The Z Grills Elite 900 is an all-in-one cookout workhorse that’s easy to use

    The Z Grills Elite 900 is an all-in-one cookout workhorse that’s easy to use

    It’s just about time for BBQ season regardless of where you happen to be in North America, which means grilling time, too. The Z Grills Elite 900 is a new smoker/BBQ/general purpose cooker option that combines a lot of versatility into a relatively compact package, without requiring the kind of special attention and handholding that you often get with real wood smoker options. Read More

  • Evaptainers decouples refrigeration from electricity to help rural farms and families

    Evaptainers decouples refrigeration from electricity to help rural farms and families

    Some 1.4 billion people lack access to electricity worldwide today, most in rural areas across Southeast Asia, China, India and Sub-Saharan Africa. While others are focused on wiring up those places and developing new energy sources, a startup called Evaptainers has created a kind of refrigerator that requires no electricity, but instead runs on water. Read More

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