Starbucks details its blockchain-based loyalty platform and NFT community, Starbucks Odyssey
Starbucks is today officially introducing Starbucks Odyssey, launching later this year — the coffee chain’s first foray into building with web3 technology. The new experience combines the
Starbucks to unveil its web3-based rewards program next month
Starbucks will unveil its web3 initiative, which includes coffee-themed NFTs, at next month’s Investor Day event. The company earlier this year announced its plans to enter the web3 space, notin
Starbucks to launch NFTs this year, offering access to ‘unique experiences and benefits’
Would you like an NFT with your Starbucks latte? The coffee giant this week announced its plans to enter the web3 space with the launch of its own NFT collection later this year, where the individual
Two years after Lemon Perfect was spotted in Beyoncé’s limo, the superstar is now a backer
The company is squeezing new potential from a growing, but crowded enhanced water category.
Flip, a chat and HR app for frontline workers, raises $30M as it passes 1M users
More than 80% of the world’s workforce, some 2.7 billion people, do not spend their days in front of computers, and that has led to a strong disparity when it comes to technology, with some 1% o
Kencko takes in new capital to shake up how we consume our fruits, vegetables
Today, the company has over a dozen flavor options for its organic smoothies, four flavors of gumdrops and is entering the hot bowls space in February.
Cana Technology raises glass to new capital as it readies beverage printer for market
Cana focused on identifying the basic set of ingredients, basically deconstructing beverages to figure out what makes it taste like a certain drink.
General Catalyst, Tiger Global lead $25M investment into Blank Street’s micro specialty coffee shops
The company now operates 14 locations in a mix of 700-square-foot brick-and-mortar spaces and mobile street carts. Each location hit profitability within two months after opening.
DoorDash launches alcohol delivery in U.S., Canada and Australia
Food delivery service DoorDash will now deliver alcohol — a move that will allow it to better compete with rivals who already offer alcohol delivery in markets where permitted, like Uber Eats, G
Compound Foods brews up $4.5M to make coffee without beans
Compound Foods uses synthetic biology to create coffee without coffee beans by extracting molecules.
Russell Westbrook, Chainsmokers join group pouring $13.5M into prebiotic soda brand Poppi
Poppi is on a mission to lead in the new category of “functional soda” by offering a better-for-you product that also tastes good.
As working out goes virtual, Moxie raises $6.3M seed+ round led by Resolute Ventures
With the pandemic sending the planet indoors to work out, the at-home fitness market has boomed. It was only in October last year that three-year-old Future closed $24 million in Series B and Playbook
Taika is building a better coffee through natural chemistry and adaptogens
So, an eight-year product veteran from Facebook and an internationally renowned barista walk into a coffee bar… It’s not a joke. It’s the origin story for Taika, a new startup that&#
Einride to launch commercial pilot of driverless electric pods with Coca-Cola European Partners
Autonomous robotic road-riding cargo pod startup Einride has signed a new partner for a commercial pilot on Sweden’s roads, which should be a great test of the company’s electric driverles
Aluminum packaging is coming for your water as Coca-Cola’s Dasani brand takes the plunge
Coca-Cola’s Dasani brand is the latest company pitching bottled water to go the aluminum can route. It’s part of a broader rejiggering of the water brand’s plans to use mostly recycl
Indonesia’s Kopi Kenangan raises a sweet $20M to expand its coffee business
Kopi Kenangan, a startup that wants to make quality, fresh coffee affordable to Indonesian consumers, has raised $20 million as it begins to consider overseas expansion in Southeast Asia. The round co
Why Luckin’s ultimate target may not be Starbucks
Starbucks plans to double its store count in China to 5,000 in 2021 and Luckin, a one-year-old coffee startup, is matching up by aiming to reach 4,500 by the end of this year. Luckin’s upsized $
Bottomless has a solution for lazy coffee addicts
Bottomless, one of the 200-plus startups in Y Combinator's latest batch, uses a smart scale to automatically restock your java supply.
Kinin puts aromatherapy in your mouth
Kinin is a new portable aromatherapy vaporizer that, in theory, offers a refreshing break from THC and nicotine based vapes. Multi-use products let you inhale the strange fragrances of “Narrow l
The Monsieur Drinks Automaton Roboticizes Bottle Service
Would you buy a robotic drink maker from these men? I sure would. These are the creators of <a target="_blank" href="http://monsieur.co/">Monsieur</a>, a robotic bartender that will squirt out a great