Sugar Lab buys back its tech to take 3D-printed foods mainstream
The 3D printing world can print in concrete, plastic, metal and pretty much everything else that starts off gooey and turns solid after a while. That includes a bunch of different types of foods, as S
French food tech company Standing Ovation nabs $12 million for animal-free dairy cheese
The burgeoning food tech revolution continues apace with news that French startup Standing Ovation has raised €12 million ($12 million) in a series A round of funding to develop an animal-free case
As startups whip up a restaurant tech frenzy, is anyone close to Toast?
Technology innovation often comes in waves, but the restaurant industry saw its surf get bigger and stronger due in part to the pandemic. Startups stepped up across the industry to help restaurants qu
Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt
Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as COVID bit into the economy, tech products turned o
MAYA Capital closes second fund with $100M for early-stage Latin American startups
This new fund triples the firm’s assets under management and will enable the pair to invest in another 25 to 30 companies.
Meal delivery service Daily Harvest recalls lentil product after customers report falling ill
Plant-based meal delivery service Daily Harvest issued a public recall of its French Lentil and Leek Crumbles product on June 22 after dozens of customers reported that they fell ill after consuming i
TechCrunch+ roundup: Food tech smorgasbord, VCs squeeze crypto founders, startup layoffs 101
According to The Good Food Institute, fermentation startups received $290 million of the $911 million investors dropped on alternative protein companies in Q1 2022.
Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation
The technology is not "new," but what has industry followers so excited is the potential for better-quality, more-cost-effective proteins compared to animal-based counterparts.
Yo! Egg cracks into US restaurants with plant-based sunny-side-up, poached eggs
Yo! Egg is going after the more difficult “whole egg” experience, having developed an egg white and running yolk for consumers who like the taste and texture of that style of eggs.
How to pitch me: 6 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2022
Smaller seed rounds mean shorter runways, so partnering with an investor who actually understands your business well enough to add value is critical.
CellMEAT, a South Korean lab-grown shrimp producer, bags $8.1M Series A funding
As consumers’ interest in the environment and nutrition rises, food-tech companies join the race to invent meat alternatives. In 2021, alternative seafood companies received $175 million in investme
Yelp expands restaurant health ratings in partnership with food tech startup Hazel Analytics
Yelp is broadening its partnership with Seattle-based food tech startup Hazel Analytics to expand health ratings on its platform, the company announced on Thursday. The two companies are working toget
Payrails emerges from stealth with $6.4M led by a16z to build the OS for payments
Payments — taking and paying out money — remains a fragmented and complex area for merchants, marketplaces and others that do business with multiple parties online. As it grows — fro
Splendid Spoon stirs its strategy to get you to love plant-based foods
For every dollar invested in Splendid Spoon in recent years, the company generated $15 in revenue.
Food tech company Amara gobbles up $12M for its nutrient-dense infant products
This year, Amara produced its Yogurt Smoothie Melts, which CEO Jessica Sturzenegger touts as “the only melt-in-mouth snacks for babies and toddlers without any added sugar.”
Five Seasons Ventures pulls in €180M fund to tackle human health and climate via food tech
Food tech is booming in Europe and is growing exponentially. In 2020, €3 billion went into European food tech companies (State of European Tech Report, March 2021), and the pandemic has accelerated
Ai Palette raises $4.4M to help companies react faster to consumer trends
Developing new packaged foods and consumer goods can take a couple years as companies research, prototype and test products. In a society that runs on social media, however, people expect to see trend
How one founder aims to bring researchers and food producers together around cultured meat
When Clarisse Beurrier was getting her education in chemical engineering and biotechnology, she already knew she wanted to make a difference; hence her participation in Effective Altruism Cambridge, a
Mushroom-based meat alternative startup Fable Food raises $6.5M AUD, will launch in the US
Sydney, Australia-based Fable Food is the latest plant-based food startup to announce funding. The company, which uses mushrooms in its meat alternatives, has raised $6.5 million AUD (about $4.8 milli
Acelerate raises $14.44M Series A to add cloud kitchens to existing restaurants
Acelerate, a software company looking to help restaurants make the most out of their infrastructure, is today announcing the close of a $14.44 million Series A financing led by Sequoia Capital. The st