The Periodic Table Of Food Tech

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By CB Insights.

The food tech category encompasses everything from Grubhub-Seamless competitors to laboratories designing plant-based meat. The bulk of funding has gone to food delivery startups, which raised nearly $5.5 billion last year and include two of the most well-funded food startups, China’s Ele.me and Germany-based Delivery Hero.

However, startups are also tackling such unique categories as subscription services for international snacks, and neighborhood meal-sharing.

To illustrate the diversity of categories within food tech and call attention to some of its most prominent players, we created the Periodic Table of Food Tech. The table focuses on active food tech startups that have raised funding since 1/1/2013. While it can’t encapsulate every startup in the space, it highlights many of the most well-funded and high-momentum companies within each category. The table also shows most notable food tech exits and most active food tech investors.

The 119 companies and investors on the table were pulled from analysis using CB Insights data around funding, company momentum as captured by our predictive Mosaic algorithm tracking the health of private companies, and recent deals in the space.

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