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SNPitty Will Use Your DNA to Create a Personalized Nutrition Weight Loss Plan
One-size-fit-all diets don't work, which is why SNPitty is looking crack the personalized nutrition code.

Empathy for the Food System
Is fast food so brilliantly empathetic to the user experience of eating that it completely throws empathy for the food system out the window?

Good Seed Joins The Vegan Burger Race
Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat have the leading vegan burgers, but now Good Seed is getting into the race with its vegan paleo burgers.

How Kuli Kuli Is Doubling Its Superfood Sales Year Over Year
Superfood brand Kuli Kuli gives us insight into its impressive growth strategy, how it fosters company culture and how it cultivates its talent.
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CPG


General Mills’ VC Arm Has Invested in a Probiotic Food Startup - Fortune
301 Inc. led a $6.5 million Series D investment round in Farmhouse Culture.

HowGood Raises $4.2M to Guide Shoppers to Products That Match Their Values - TechCrunch
The Series A round was led by FirstMark Capital and joined by Contour Ventures, the labor rights advocacy foundation Humanity United, Serious Change LP, Great Oaks Venture Capital, High Line Venture Partners and individual angels Jake Lodwick and Joanne R. Wilson.

What's Driving Massive Online Growth of CPGs? - Fooddive
Online CPG sales hit $10.4 billion last year, up from $7.6 billion in 2015,

Tyson Foods CEO: The Future of Food Might Be Meatless - Fox Business
Tyson’s new CEO sees plant-based protein as a big part of the food industry’s future.


RETAIL

Instacart Raises $400 Million at a $3.4B Valuation to Deliver Groceries On-Demand - TechCrunch
Sequoia Capital contributed $100 million to Instacart’s latest round of funding. Other investors include Wellcome Trust, Y Combinator Continuity, Andreessen Horowitz, FundersClub, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), Initialized Capital, Thrive Capital and Valiant Capital.

This New Meal Delivery Plan Will Help You Eat Like Tom Brady - Fortune
Tom Brady has teamed up with Purple Carrot to offer a performance meal kit that allows people to eat like Tom Brady. 

With $1 Billion Sales Run Rate, Postmates Will Aim For Profits Next - Forbes
In the first quarter of 2017 the company has already achieved an annualized run rate of $1b gross merchandise volume (GMV). Postmates' corresponding revenue run rate for the same time period is $250m

Goldbely Raises a $10M Series A to Ship You Food From America’s Most Popular Restaurants - TechCrunch
The round was led by Global Founders Capital and Intel Capital (which also led the company’s seed round).

One In Three Shoppers Forecasted To Order Groceries Online This Year - The Shelby Report
E-grocery" is growing fast and is here to stay, as 31 percent of U.S. shoppers are expected to order groceries online in 2017

CAPITAL

AccelFoods Fund For Food and Beverage Innovators Reaches $35 Million - TechCrunch
The Food accelerator has added $15 million to its second fund. AccelFoods will now write checks from $250,000 up to $3 million for a given deal, depending on the stage the company is in and other investors at the table.

India: FoodTech Startup Report 2017 - BW Disrupt
More than 150 Indian food tech startups shuttered in 2016.

 

RESTAURANTS & FOODSERVICE


‘Robots for Restaurants’ Startup Chowbotics Raises $5M - VentureBeat
Chowbotics, a startup that’s building robots to help with food prep, has raised $5 million from Techstars Ventures, Foundry Group, Galvanize Ventures, and the Geekdom Fund.

Meet Flippy, a Burger-Grilling Robot From Miso Robotics and CaliBurger - TechCrunch
Funded in part by burger chain Caliburger, uses AI and automation to solve the high pain points in restaurants and food prep, like manning the grill, the fryer, and other prep work like chopping onions. The idea is to help restaurants improve food quality and safety without requiring a major kitchen redesign.”

New Data Reveals Mobile Ordering Is Sending BILLIONS of People Into America's Restaurants - TheStreet
The use of mobile apps, text messages and the Internet to order food spiked 18% in 2016 and now accounts for 1.9 billion foodservice visits, NPD Group said in a report on Tuesday.
 

AGRICULTURE


HarvestPort Closes $2.5m Series A with Cultivian and Taylor Farms - AgFunder
The  online farm equipment and services marketplace, has raised $2.5 million in Series A funding in a round was led by CCultivian Sandbox Ventures with participation from Taylor Farms.

The Vegetable Technology Gap - Politico
Washington spends millions on crop research. Why doesn't more go toward the foods we're actually supposed to eat?

Epicrop Technologies Raises $3.2M in Series A Funding - Finsmes
The developer of  epigenetic technology to improve crop yields, raised $3.2m in Series A funding from TechAccel, North Forty Ventures, Nelnet, Speedway Properties and Allen & Company. The company intends to use the funds for science advancement.
 

 
EATERS


Exciting Microbe Research? Temper That Giddy Feeling in Your Gut - The New York Times
The hype of the microbiome may outweigh the reality when it comes to nutrition.

 

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