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Food Tech Media Startup Funding, M&A and Partnerships: June 2015
Over $460 million of global investment poured into the food tech space in June 2015.

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8/11 EVENT: Food Data Meetup with IBM's Chef Watson, Dinner Lab, USHG, Foodpairing and Handpick
Join the food tech community on August 11 for our 'Dining on Data' Food+Tech Meetup. Hear from 5 innovative companies, plus snacks, drinks and networking.
 


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Hampton Creek CEO says Letter to Presidential Candidates Seeks 'Authentic Leadership on Food ' - Food Navigator
Founder Josh Tetrick recently published an open letter to the presidential candidates in The New York Times.

Food Packaging: Have Your Cake and Eat the Wrapper, Too - National Geographic
Food packaging is undergoing a research renaissance. Here are the most interesting developments.

Google Reportedly Tried to Buy a Veggie Cheeseburger Startup for Over $200 Million - Business Insider
The deal reportedly fell through when Google and startup Impossible Foods couldn't agree on price.

Protein Ingredients Market Anticipated To Grow To $33.91B by 2020, according to Grand View Research - Food Dive
This growth is due to increasing demand as functional foods in the food & beverage industry. 
 

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Handpick's Smart Groceries Marries Meal and Grocery Delivery - The Next Web
Its grocery delivery service offers five different meal bundles with specific themes for $6/ meal per person. 

Thrive Market Fed $30M for Growing Health Food Deliveries - Washington Post
The round was led by Greycroft Partners. It will use the funds to open up a new distribution center. 

F-U-N-D-E-D How Silicon Valley’s Cash is Making Grocery Stores and Cookbooks Obsolete - CNET
Record-level investments are flowing into food delivery startups.

Alibaba Invests $161M In Tmall Grocery Delivery - PYMNTS
The promotional campaign aims to get its Beijing users to adopts its same-day grocery delivery services.

No Fridge Necessary: These Containers Keep Produce Fresh Without Electricity - Fast Company
It keep fruits and vegetables in even better shape than using the fridge.

In Its Next Move, Amazon Could Turn to Physical Grocery Stores - Washington Post
Amazon wants to set up drive-through grocery stores for online pickup. 

Accel & TraxcnLabs Invest $1.3 Mn In Bangalore-based On Demand Food & Grocery Startup Opinio App - Inc42
The funds will be use to expand and strengthen its technology infrastructure.



RESTAURANTS


Improvonia Raises $4M from Blue Run Ventures to Connect Restaurants and Suppliers - Washington Business Journal 
The round was led by Blue Run Ventures, and the startup will use the funds to expand its team. 

Restaurant Delivery Startup Deliveroo Raises $70M Series C - TechCrunch
The round was led by Greenoaks Capital and Index Ventures. It will use the funds for international expansion.

Foodservices Gobble Venture Capital w $418.4M Invested into a Dozen Resto & Foodservice sSartups in Q2 - Wall Street Journal
This is more than any other similar period since 1992.  

Big Data and Machine Learning in Foodservice: It’s Not the Destination - Food Genius
Food Genius explores how machine learning renders data powerful by turning it into relevant, valuable information.

Mumbai-based on Demand Chinese Food Delivery Startup, Noodle Play, Raises $150k Through Crowdfunding - Inc42
It will use the fund to strengthen backend process and expand across Mumbai. 

New Startup Delivers Food from Michelin-Starred London Restaurants - Eater
Fine-dining fare is generally not considered a good candidate for takeout, but a new entrant into the crowded food delivery sector is aiming to change that.

Restaurant Discounts App Ressy raises $400K Angel Funding from Mohandas Pai and Others - Your Story
It will use the funding to expand across sectors like wellness and adventure. 

How DoorDash Is Helping Restaurants Be More Efficient About Delivery - Entrepreneur
DoorDash build a product that addresses the delivery needs of merchants, drivers and consumers. 

 



AGRICULTURE


8 Ways Colorado is Fueling its Food & Agriculture Startup Ecosystem - AgFunderNews
How Colorado is setting itself apart as a leader in tech research and development.

Salinas Valley Tries to Position Itself as Hub of Ag Tech Boom - KQED
A new center in Salinas will offer a place for agtech entrepreneurs to get mentorship make contact with potential investors.

California Drought Provides Fertile Ground For Silicon Valley Water Innovation - CBS Sacramento
A flood of high-tech startups are finding new ways to save water.

Calling all Farmers! Be Featured in Food Tank tank Farmer Spotlight Series - Food Tank
The series aims to highlight the work of farmers around the world, showcasing the many challenges and successes faced every day.


EATERS


Can Mark Bittman Coax Foodies To The Picket Lines? - Aljazeera America
The food columnist wants to revolutionize the way we see our food — and the wages of those who harvest and serve it. 

Spoiler Alert: Food Disposal Made Simple with New App - Mother Earth News
The app has developed a convenient, hassle-free way for companies to get rid of surplus inventory.

A Health-Tracking App That Suggests Changes (including food) Based on Current Your Routine - MIT Technology Review
Researchers have created an app that makes it easier to make health and fitness changes.

 

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