food

  • Farmigo shuts down its online farmer’s market

    Farmigo shuts down its online farmer’s market

    Farmigo, an online farmer’s market that allowed consumers to shop for locally grown food via the web, then pick up those orders at nearby locations, says it will now be shutting down its delivery service. According to an announcement penned by Farmigo founder and CEO Benzi Ronen on the startup’s homepage, the company can no longer continue its community delivery operations… Read More

  • Ayesha Curry launches a new food-delivery startup

    Ayesha Curry launches a new food-delivery startup

    Want to eat like Steph Curry? Now you can. Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA all-star Stephen Curry, has a new food delivery startup. The company is called Gather, and will deliver ingredients and recipes directly to your door on a weekly basis. https://t.co/e7bXFopFLp sign up now for updates on my meal-kit delivery! Let's GATHER together and cook! #gather… Read More

  • Want your app to be #1 on the App Store? Just give away a free sandwich

    Want your app to be #1 on the App Store? Just give away a free sandwich

    Chick-fil-A just launched Chick-fil-A One, their new app that offers mobile payments, order ahead, a rewards program and more. Specifically, customers will be able to customize their order on the app before heading into the restaurant, so they can skip the line upon arrival. And the rewards system will surprise users with different menu items based on previous orders, the progress of which… Read More

  • Ripple is a Silicon Valley-based startup making milk from peas

    The Bay Area fosters a culture of forward thinkers and new ways to solve problems in our world, including in our food system. Ripple Foods is one such startup in Silicon Valley hoping to disrupt the dairy industry with pea protein. The company joins a growing list of game-changing food startups that have launched out of the lab and into the consumer market in just the last few years. Read More

  • Menu Next Door grabs $2 million for its home cooking platform

    Menu Next Door grabs $2 million for its home cooking platform

    Menu Next Door just raised $2 million (€1.75 million) from Index Ventures, Local Globe, Kima Ventures and TheFamily. The startup is all about home cooking, literally. On Menu Next Door, you can either cook for people around you or buy a menu from someone around you. I’ve heard this pitch a dozen times. “What if we could build the Airbnb of food?” Every single time… Read More

  • Blue Apron, Sweetgreen and Maple founders on how to grow your food startup

    Blue Apron, Sweetgreen and Maple founders on how to grow your food startup

    The food industry is going through an interesting shift in the U.S. We’re moving away from an era of processed food and microwave meals, to one where people are increasingly concerned about the kinds of foods they’re eating, their freshness, sustainability, healthiness, and other factors. And yet, we still crave the convenience that comes with pulling through the drive-thru at… Read More

  • 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

  • Mother And Daughter Team Launch Scrumpt, An Easier Way To Pack A Healthy School Lunch

    Mother And Daughter Team Launch Scrumpt, An Easier Way To Pack A Healthy School Lunch

    A new wave of startups, including companies like Blue Apron, Plated, HelloFresh and more, have been catering to consumers looking to cook healthier meals at home, but lack the time to shop and source the right ingredients. Today, a new service called Scrumpt is offering a similar option for kids – or rather, for their busy parents who want an easier way to pack a healthy school lunch. Read More

  • FoodHigh.Club Is A Yelp For Hungry Stoners

    FoodHigh.Club Is A Yelp For Hungry Stoners

    Anari Sengbe hopped up on the TechCrunch Disrupt 2015 Hackathon stage today to present an app with an aim to help ganja consumers enjoy smoking weed and eating at the same time. Enter FoodHigh.Club, an app that locates good food for stoners, based on peer reviews. Read More

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    Clear Labs Aims To Be Google Search For GMOs In Packaged Food

    Clear Labs Aims To Be Google Search For GMOs In Packaged Food

    How much gluten, genetically modified organisms and other allergens are in that cereal you ate this morning? Not many people know what is in their food right now, but genomic data startup Clear Labs hopes to index all the packaged fare in the world so we do. The startup uses technology related to sequencing human genomes in clinical trials but applies it to food products. And it’s… Read More