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Blue Apron lays off 4 percent of employees as it seeks profitability next year

Meal kit company Blue Apron announced small layoffs today as part of its Q3 2018 financial results. The layoffs, which affected four percent of Blue Apron’s workforce, are part of Blue Apron&#82

Blue Apron gets a much-needed boost with Jet.com partnership

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That explains a coming-together between two startups today after Jet.com announced it will give beleaguered Blue Apron a leg-up by introducing its meal kits for c

Bessemer Venture Partners has a brand new $1.85B fund

Another VC firm has raised its largest fund ever.

Stylish lunchbox Prepd is back and it’s cheaper and more colorful

Remember Prepd? The “lunchbox you won’t be ashamed to carry” raised over $1 million on Kickstarter in 2016, and now it is returning with an iPhone 5c-esque sequel that is both cheap

Business school grads and quants are winning the battle to create the next P&G

These days my Instagram feed feels more like QVC than a social network. And many of these companies are enjoying tremendous success pitching natural deodorants, unique underwear, creative candles, gla

Amazon opens its largest Amazon Go convenience store yet

Amazon is picking up the pace when it comes to unveiling its line of “stores of the future," today opening its second cashier-less Amazon Go convenience store in the last week. More Amazon Go loc

Kencko wants to help you eat more fruit and vegetables

People don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables, that’s despite an embarrassment of options today that include fast grocery delivery and takeout services with a focus on health. A study from

Blue Apron will start selling its meal kits in stores

Blue Apron announced today it will bring its meal kits to stores. The news arrives at a time when the meal kit subscription company is struggling to grow and retain its users, who are often put off by

Blue Apron stock suffers as Weight Watchers gets into meal kits

Life has not been pretty for Blue Apron, the meal-kit company that went public last June. Today, Blue Apron's shares dropped to a record low following Weight Watchers announcing it would launch its ow

These startup exits delivered the biggest bang for the buck

Big IPOs by the best-known brands tend to dominate attention in startup circles. But when it comes to delivering significant returns on invested capital, it’s often lower-profile companies that come

US & Canada VCs favor late-stage giants over upstarts in Q4

Startup investors in the U.S. and Canada have been putting a little less money to work across a lot fewer deals in recent months. After three quarters of rising investment at early through growth stag

What it’s like cooking with meal kit startup Chef’d

I’ve tried both Blue Apron and HelloFresh before, but I don’t like being locked into some subscription, so I decided to go with Chef’d this time around. Chef’d, which raised $3

Blue Apron shares trade down 9% after disappointing earnings

Blue Apron just can't catch a break. The New York-based cooking kit business released its third-quarter earnings before the bell on Thursday. The results were mixed. The company handily beat revenue

Blue Apron competitor HelloFresh prices IPO, raising up to $369 million

HelloFresh, the Berlin-based cooking kit delivery company, priced its IPO at the middle of its expected range at €10.25, or roughly $11.91. This means that the company could raise up to €318

Blue Apron is laying off hundreds of employees

As Blue Apron approaches its next earnings report in a couple of weeks, the company said Wednesday that it is laying off 6 percent of its staff as part of "a company-wide realignment of personnel to

7 huge business storylines for this quarter’s earnings season

It's that time of the year again: earnings season. It's a finance nerd's dream, but for the rest of the world, it's important because some of the biggest technology companies in the world spill their

Albertsons snaps up meal kit startup Plated for $200 million

In a first for national grocery chains, Albertsons is buying the healthy meal kit delivery startup Plated for an undisclosed amount, brokered by Credit Suisse Group AG.

Is it exit season yet?

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Most of 2017’s tech IPOs are performing well

Blue Apron and Snap had disappointing debuts this year, but others have fared much better. Of the tech companies that have gone public this year, most are trading above their IPO price. But there have

Where does Blue Apron go after Amazon wraps up its Whole Foods deal?

Last week, Amazon said that its massive $13.7 billion deal to acquire Whole Foods is wrapping up on Monday — giving it access to one of the strongest food brands in the United States, as well as hu
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