food

  • On-demand private chef startup Kitchit shuts down

    On-demand private chef startup Kitchit shuts down

    Kitchit, the startup that brought chefs into your home to cook for you, is shutting down because “investment runways are finite, and unfortunately ours reached its end at a moment of substantial upheaval in the food-tech world,” Kitchit founders Brendan Marshall and Ian Ferguson wrote on the company’s site. Marshall and Ferguson detail the entire story of the company… Read More

  • Forq automatically shares your food photos with the world

    Forq automatically shares your food photos with the world

    Forq is on a mission to collect your food photos (they call them “snackshots”) on its Instagram-like app. Today, the company is launching out of beta with new functionality, including an option to let the app scan your iOS camera roll for food photos. If it finds any, it can upload them for you as drafts, so no bite goes to waste. Read More

  • Indian Juice Company Raw Pressery Soaks Up $4.5M In New Funding Led By Sequoia

    Indian Juice Company Raw Pressery Soaks Up $4.5M In New Funding Led By Sequoia

    Raw Pressery currently delivers cold-pressed juices to homes in six Indian cities, but it aspires to grow into one of the country’s leading health food makers. The company just raised a $4.5 million Series B from returning investor Sequoia Capital, Saama Capital, and DSG Consumer Partners, bringing its total venture funding so far to $6.3 million. Read More

  • Health-Centric Food Delivery Service Power Supply Raises $5M Seed Round

    Health-Centric Food Delivery Service Power Supply Raises $5M Seed Round

    Power Supply, one of the growing number of food delivery services, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by Upfront Ventures. Other investors include Hanson Li (Saison, Locol), former Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen, health expert Mark Sisson, former Fresh Direct CMO Drew Koven, Alan Bankier and The Motley Fool. Read More

  • Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

    Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

    The takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator to make the main business more profitable. Today comes the latest move on that front. Rocket Internet is selling food takeaway operations in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico to Just Eat… Read More

  • What Happened To The Food Industry Last Year? Crunch Network

    What Happened To The Food Industry Last Year?

    By the time you read this, you will be aware of the U-turn our food system is making to find new, personalized, localized ways to your plate. Last year was a bellwether year for food systems, specifically food distribution systems. In 2016, the traditional method of delivering food from farms to tables is going to shift to include new players, more technology and shocking transparency. Read More

  • EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Smaller Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M

    EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Smaller Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M

    While Amazon expands Prime Now restaurant ordering and delivery to more places, a startup has picked up funding to go head to head with it and the many others in the crowded food-on-demand category. EatStreet, a platform for restaurants mainly located in smaller cities to take orders online or by mobile, has picked up $15 million in a Series C investment. The investment was co-led by… Read More

  • Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO

    Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO

    Good Eggs, an online service that allows you to order food from local farms, has brought on a new CEO — Bentley Hall, who previously held senior roles at Plum Organics, Clif Bar and Johnson & Johnson. The company’s existing CEO Rob Spiro (pictured above with Hall) will become chairman. He said he’ll remain “very active” in the company, and suggested… Read More

  • What’s The Deal With EAT Club?

    What’s The Deal With EAT Club?

    To be honest, I had never heard of EAT Club until about a month ago, when its public relations team reached out to me, and I’m glad that they did. EAT Club, which launched in 2010, is almost three years into its move from a consumer-focused company to a business-to-business one that focuses on corporate food catering. EAT Club’s ideal customer has always been the office… Read More

  • Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery, the on-demand food startup that delivers pre-made meals, has expanded its offering to include ingredients and recipes for cooking your own meal. The “ready-to-cook” meals, which are designed to serve two people, don’t require a subscription, unlike multibillion-dollar startup Blue Apron, and take just 15 minutes to cook. Blue Apron, on the other hand, says its… Read More

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