food tech

Miso scores $10 million to bring its hamburger-flipping robot to more restaurants

Pasadena-based hardware startup Miso Robotics just got a big vote of confidence from investors, in the form of a $10 million Series B. This latest windfall led by Acacia Research Corporation brings th

Kuli Kuli raises $4.25 million to make moringa a mainstay in the US diet

Oakland-based food startup Kuli Kuli has raised $4.25 million in a Series A round of funding to bring moringa, a high-protein plant, to more kitchens in the U.S., according to CEO and co-founder Lisa

Online grocery GrubMarket breaks even, and wants to go public in 2018

Despite the copious amounts of venture funding that have flowed to them in recent years, food tech startups haven’t had an easy time of it especially in the food delivery game. Since 2015, GoodE

Byte Foods raises $5.5 million for smart vending machines that serve local fare

Apple juniper kombucha or a BBQ chopped salad may soon replace the can of soda and bag of chips in a vending machine at your office. A San Rafael-based startup called Byte Foods has raised $5.5 millio

Tyson Foods launches new venture fund to back food and agriculture startups

Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest makers and marketers of meat products, has announced the formation of a $150 million venture capital fund to back food and agriculture startups. Acco

BrightFarms raises $30.1 million to set up futuristic greenhouses across the U.S.

Agriculture tech startup BrightFarms has raised $30.1 million in Series C funding to bring its high-tech greenhouses, and fresh produce, across the U.S. The company is on a mission to make all fresh f

Chipotle to test burrito delivery by drone with Project Wing at Virginia Tech

Alphabet’s innovation lab X has a drone-focused team called Project Wing which has just announced a plan to commence aerial burrito delivery, in partnership with Chipotle, on the campus of Vir

Food-sharing startup Josephine doesn’t want to be like the rest of the gig economy

Silicon Valley’s gig economy isn’t known for being very supportive of its core workers — the ones working on the ground, making deliveries and picking up and dropping off passengers

Zesty hires Nate Keller, Will Douillet to ramp up healthy corporate catering

Food delivery startup Zesty is rolling out its office catering service beyond San Francisco to locations throughout the Silicon Valley peninsula, and has brought on two food and hospitality executives

Starting the food crisis conversation

What does the future of food look like? Former Vice President Al Gore and 40 entrepreneurs and CEOs in the food industry recently convened in London to try to answer just that.

Sweetgreen’s Nicolas Jammet, Maple’s Caleb Merkl and Blue Apron’s Matt Salzberg to cook up a storm at Disrupt NY 2016

It’s safe to say that everyone can get down with food. That’s probably why the tech industry has seen so many startups — some more successful than others — attempting to tap into the f

The restaurant OS 

So you’re a techie and a foodie. You’re having dinner and your phone buzzes to let you know you can pay for the meal you’re enjoying right from an app. It’s then you realize there’s somethin

Delivery Costs Are Devouring Food Startups

Food tech is big these days -- Grubhub, Blue Apron, Instacart -- but pretty web design and polished communication strategies aren’t enough to build a sustainable food business. No company will provi

How A Former Google Data Guy Could Change What We Eat For Breakfast

Hampton Creek, the plant-based egg startup known for its product "Just Mayo," launched in Dollar Tree this week and is expanding its operations to a 90k square-footfacility in the heart of San Francis

Grubless? Online Takeout Giants GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge [Confirmed]

Today, thanks to the maturation of the web, digital tech, and smartphones now in seemingly every pocket, startups are finding it easier than ever before to build scalable solutions to finally address

Foundation: Using Liquid Nitrogen And Tech To Create The World’s Best Ice Cream

In the latest episode of my <a target="_blank" href="http://foundation.kr/">Foundation</a> video series, I talk with <a target="_blank" href="http://smittenicecream.com/home/Home.html">Smitten Ice Cre

Can I Get Some Sustainability With That Shake?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/tc-frenchfries-cc2-brandi-jordan.jpg" width="240" height="180" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-298929" /></a> This week, the U.S. Environm

Flavorize.com Looking For $1 Million To Build "Pandora For Food"

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0011/1257/111257v4-max-250x250.jpg"></img> According to a late Thursday <a href="http://sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1512196/000151219611000003