food

Arable’s crop and weather sensor, Pulsepod, aims to make farming predictable

A Princeton, New Jersey startup called Arable Labs Inc. recently unveiled a professional-grade crop and weather sensor that’s solar powered, rugged and was designed by Fred Bould, the creative talen

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 deliv

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 recipe

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

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

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.menunextdoor.com">Menu Next Door</a> just raised $2 million (€1.75 million) from Index Ventures, Local Globe, Kima Ventures and TheFamily. The startup is all abou

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

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 substantia

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

Full Harvest wants to fix the big farm food waste problem at source

Modern farming has a huge problem with food waste, stemming from the mismatch between specific food buyer requirements vs Mother Nature delivering an unsaleable overabundance and/or producing knobbly

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

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)

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 in

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, specific

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 categor

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 &

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

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

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

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, a
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