This Month in Food: Latest FoodTech Funding, News & Events
Put down your cup of fermented mushroom coffee, it's time for the latest FoodTech news and funding rounds in this month in Food:
New in funding
Vegan ice cream maker Halo Top closes a cool deal with Blue Bunny who move to acquire their delicious & beloved brand.
Does anyone still eat cereal for breakfast? Not really, but Magic Spoon raised a $5.5M seed round to bring their 'better for you' keto inspired cereal to nostalgic millennials.
Food waste fighting Crisp raises $14.2M in funding in a bid to create “a more efficient food supply chain”.
Eco-friendly coffee roaster, Bellwether raises $40M to feed our growing clean coffee addiction
Motif FoodWorks raises $27.5M for their approach to an animal-free, ethically-produced future by helping other companies develop new alternative meat, dairy and egg products.
Vegetarian meal delivery proves to be big business as Simply Feast closes €30M to expand their US operations.
UK-based Meatless Farm raises a strategic 7-figure sum from TV broadcaster Channel 4
Fast casual chain, Sweetgreen closes $150M to increase locations and launch their own in-house delivery service.
Tastewise raises $5m from PeakBridge to help CPG companies gain deeper insights into food trends using their AI driven platform.
Latest FoodTech News
Clean meat is now 'cultivated meat', can't keep up, here's the reason behind the change.
From Shroom's to Bud, here's 3 upcoming food trends to watch
Impossible does the possible and goes into retail
Big Food vouches to cut down on waste, but are they doing enough?
It's a competitive industry and some brands are doing some pretty weird stuff to catch our attention
Can't understand the mind of the Gen Z? Here's some insights into launching food and drink products that they really want.
Plant based meats are under fire for beefing up their health and sustainability claims but it's an ongoing debate that needs more time, and data.
Consumers are confused about sustainable diets, survey finds (that's a relief, I thought I was the only one)
Featured: Our biggest event of the year is coming up, The FoodHack Summit, a one-day startup conference and fair focussed on strategies & growth tactics for next generation food Founders. 200 people, 6 leading European Food(tech) founders, 15 showcasing startups, this November 26th in Zurich.
More details to be announced soon but we're offering limited supply of Super Early Bird tickets at the lowest price you'll get, it's first come first serve to so get your hands on them while they last here.
Ahead of the summit, check out some of our other upcoming events:
Learn how to launch and scale your restaurant from the CEO of Dieci (40+ store locations), the CEO of Bao Canteen (irresistibly Instagrammable) and the team at SMOOD (food delivery in 13 cities). 14th October, CREA Geneva, register here
FoodPreneurs Meetups: Come network with local foodpreneurs over a casual potluck dinner and listen to the stories and of rising food founders
- Lausanne: 22nd October at EPFL Innovation Park - register here
- Zurich: 11th November at Impact Hub Viadukt - register here
- Bern: 13th November at Impact Hub Bern - register here
- Martigny: 18th November at White Frontier - register here
In other news, we now have FoodHack hubs active in 5 different cities and a growing team of 12 awesome ambassadors! As the FoodTech industry grows, we want to be the place to go for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to stay in the know and access the insights and network to grow their businesses.
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Have a great rest of the week, and until next time, stay hungry.