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MAYA Capital closes second fund with $100M for early-stage Latin American startups

This new fund triples the firm’s assets under management and will enable the pair to invest in another 25 to 30 companies.

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Meal delivery service Daily Harvest recalls lentil product after customers report falling ill

Plant-based meal delivery service Daily Harvest issued a public recall of its French Lentil and Leek Crumbles product on June 22nd after dozens of...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Food tech smorgasbord, VCs squeeze crypto founders, startup layoffs 101

According to The Good Food Institute, fermentation startups received $290 million of the $911 million investors dropped on alternative protein...

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Investors salivate over food tech companies perfecting precision fermentation

The tech is not "new," but sector followers are excited for the potential of better-quality, more-cost-effective proteins versus...

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Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future

Recent capital targeted consumer-facing, or downstream startups, but the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the...

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Yo! Egg cracks into US restaurants with plant-based sunny-side-up, poached eggs

Yo! Egg is going after the more difficult “whole egg” experience, having developed an egg white and running yolk for consumers who like that...

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How to pitch me: 6 investors discuss what they’re looking for in April 2022

Smaller seed rounds mean shorter runways, so partnering with an investor who actually understands your business well enough to add value is critical.

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CellMEAT, a South Korean lab-grown shrimp producer, bags $8.1M Series A funding  

CellMEAT, which develops cell-based shrimp, has secured $8.1M to compete with 120 companies around the world that produce alternative seafood.

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Yelp expands restaurant health ratings in partnership with food tech startup Hazel Analytics

Yelp is broadening its partnership with Seattle-based food tech startup Hazel Analytics to expand health ratings on its platform, the company...

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MeliBio’s honey production, minus the bee, will have you buzzing

The company is making real honey with precision fermentation and plant science.

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Payrails emerges from stealth with $6.4M led by a16z to build the OS for payments

Payments — taking and and paying out money — remains a fragmented and complex area for merchants, marketplaces and others that do...

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Splendid Spoon stirs its strategy to get you to love plant-based foods

For every dollar invested in Splendid Spoon in recent years, the company generated $15 in revenue.

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Meez keeps recipes in one place so chefs can continue whipping up culinary delights

Meez is a kitchen collaboration tool, recipe keeper and progression, training and prep all rolled into one.

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Food tech company Amara gobbles up $12M for its nutrient-dense infant products

This year, Amara produced its Yogurt Smoothie Melts, which CEO Jessica Sturzenegger touts as “the only melt-in-mouth snacks for babies and toddlers...

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Five Seasons Ventures pulls in €180M fund to tackle human health and climate via food tech

Food tech is booming in Europe and is growing exponentially. In 2020, €3 billion went into European food tech companies (State of European Tech...

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Pandemic helps Ordr’s simple POS platform for bars and restaurants raise $12M

“Order and pay” platform for bars and restaurants Ordr has raised a €10 million ($12 million) Series A round from Idekapital and OpenOcean....

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6 investors and founders spotlight SaaS, B2B and medtech as Wroclaw’s hot startup sectors

One of Poland's oldest and most picturesque cities, Wrocław is an up-and-coming contender in the startup space, thanks to its strong academic...

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‘Bowl food’ startup Poke House closes $24M Series B led by Eulero Capital to expand in Europe

The food tech industry is effectively now going into fast food. Sweetgreen in the U.S. is a “fast-casual” restaurant chain that serves...

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I can’t believe it’s not meat! Mycelium meat replacement company aims for summer launch of first products

Meati, a company turning mycelium (the structural fibers of fungi) into healthier meat replacements for consumers, is prepping for a big summer...

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After raising $150 million in equity and debt, Nature’s Fynd opens its fungus food for pre-orders

Nature’s Fynd, the food technology company with a new food offering cultivated from fungus found in the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, is...

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Ai Palette raises $4.4M to help companies react faster to consumer trends

Developing new packaged foods and consumer goods can take a couple years as companies research, prototype and test products. In a society that runs...

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How one founder aims to bring researchers and food producers together around cultured meat

When Clarisse Beurrier was getting her education in chemical engineering and biotechnology, she already knew she wanted to make a difference; hence...

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NotCo gets its horn following $235M round to expand plant-based food products

Foodtech company NotCo, making plant-based milk and meat replacements, wrapped up another funding round this year, a $235 million Series D round that...

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Acelerate raises $14.44M Series A to add cloud kitchens to existing restaurants

Acelerate, a software company looking to help restaurants make the most out of their infrastructure, is today announcing the close of a $14.44...

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Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a handful of African...

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