spoonrocket

  • SpoonRocket is coming back from the dead

    SpoonRocket is coming back from the dead

    You can scratch what you heard just a few months ago about the end of SpoonRocket because its new owner, Brazil-based iFood, is bringing it back. Well, sort of. SpoonRocket, the on-demand meal delivery startup that shut down in the U.S. in March, is relaunching in Brazil under its parent company, iFood. At the time of the acquisition, iFood said it planned to use SpoonRocket’s… Read More

  • With $3 million in new funding, Farm Hill brings its healthy lunches to San Francisco

    With $3 million in new funding, Farm Hill brings its healthy lunches to San Francisco

    A food delivery startup called Farm Hill is expanding its business from the suburbs of Silicon Valley to San Francisco this week, bucking the trend of so many “on-demand” businesses that focus on dense, urban markets first. Interestingly, Farm Hill benefitted from the demise of one of its city-focused peers in the industry, Spoonrocket. Farm Hill has taken over leases and… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    11 TechCrunch stories you don’t want to miss this week

    From self-tying shoes and an algorithmic feed on Instagram to Playstation VR and Spoonrocket shutting down, here are eleven stories you don’t want to miss this week. Read More

  • SpoonRocket finds a home with Brazil-based iFood

    SpoonRocket finds a home with Brazil-based iFood

    SpoonRocket, the on-demand food delivery startup that shut down yesterday in the U.S., has a buyer. That buyer is Brazil-based iFood, a food delivery platform looking to dominate the on-demand economy in Latin America, as well as other emerging economies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More

  • SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse

    SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse

    SpoonRocket informed its investors it’s shutting down its on-demand pre-made meal delivery service after failing to raise the necessary capital to continue operations. [Update: Co-founder Steven Hsiao confirmed SpoonRocket’s shut down. The company published a goodbye blog post saying it will transition customers to competitor Sprig, which is offering SpoonRocket users a… Read More

  • Free Startup Idea: BurritoCannon

    Free Startup Idea: BurritoCannon

    So it’s lunch time, and you haven’t accomplished nearly enough to warrant yourself a jaunt outside to get some food, let alone having iced so many to-dos that you are going to leave the office for a sit-down meal. And you want a burrito. After full minutes of running estimates in my head, I’ve discovered this situation happens between three and fourteen times per week to… Read More

  • The New Fast Food Crunch Network

    The New Fast Food

    By market cap, McDonald’s is a $100 billion business — that’s two-thirds of Amazon. At $19 billion, Chipotle’s worth a whole WhatsApp. Hell, Taco Bell’s parent company is almost worth 1 and a half Twitters. Whither the next unicorn(s)? Food. Read More

  • Sprig Tries To Eat SpoonRocket’s Lunch By Delivering Its Own

    Sprig Tries To Eat SpoonRocket’s Lunch By Delivering Its Own

    Hope you’re hungry. Gourmet, on-demand dinner delivery service Sprig today expanded to start serving lunch, just as we wrote it would a few days ago. The soft-launch of lunch includes service to several districts of East San Francisco from Monday to Friday. The move puts Sprig in direct competition with SpoonRocket, which also delivers on-demand meals — a space we expect to heat… Read More

  • SpoonRocket Raises $10 Million From Foundation Capital And General Catalyst

    SpoonRocket Raises $10 Million From Foundation Capital And General Catalyst

    Spoonrocket, which promises to deliver $8 meals to customers’ doors in 15 minutes or less, has captured the attention of customers in San Francisco and the East Bay. And that has attracted investors like Foundation Capital and General Catalyst, which sources say have together invested at least $10 million in the startup. Read More