THE LATEST NEWS IN FOOD & BEV STARTUP

David's Tea

What every business can learn from David’s Tea

They may not have replaced Starbucks yet, but those teal David’s Tea cups are dotting communities across North America. Call it a true Tea Party, where the main winner is a humble Montreal company that has grown to become a Canadian success story. A story that every firm can learn from, no matter their vertical.

Fluc

Fluc Raises $2.3 Million To Improve The Logistics Of Food Delivery In More Markets

When it comes to food delivery, people want things fast and fresh and most of all, and increasingly they want to know when that food will get to them. Thanks to the Uber-ification of everything, being able to place an order and see when it will arrive is becoming table stakes in the on-demand economy

By: Ryan Lawler. Source: TechCrunch

Food Security

Entrepreneurs Have A Vital Role In Food Security

Stacy Bestard is an entrepreneur. Like a true entrepreneur, she is disrupting her industry by finding new and innovative ways to provide goods and services to her clients. The twist? Her clients don’t pay.

By: Ryan Spong. Source: The Huffington Post

Hampton Creek

Egg-Free Food Startup Unfazed by Mayonnaise Lawsuit

At the end of last month, Unilever, the owner of mayonnaise brands Hellman’s and Best Foods, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in New Jersey against Hampton Creek. It alleges false advertising and fake competition by the three-year-old California startup.

Soylent

Soylent, the startup that wants to disrupt food, goes vegan

Soylent, the Andreessen Horowitz and Y Combinator-backed experiment to replace delicious food with a blend of powders and extracts, today expanded its horizons with the release of a new formula: Soylent version 1.2.

By: Harrison Weber. Source: VentureBeat

Blue Apron

Blue Apron Blows Past 1 Million Meals Sold Each Month, Looks To eCommerce

Blue Apron has just announced the launch of a new e-commerce store, which will go live next week, to round out the service’s grocery and recipe delivery service. The company has also announced that it has doubled sales since early May, with 1 million meals sold each month.

By: Jordan Crook. Source: TechCrunch

Hampton Creek

Unilever Sues a Start-Up Over Mayonnaise-Like Product

Is mayo mayonnaise if it doesn’t contain eggs? The food giant Unilever thinks not. And it is suing Hampton Creek, a tiny start-up company making an eggless spread that tastes like mayonnaise, for false advertising and fraud.

By: Stephanie Strom. Source: The New York Times

Maple

Momofuku’s David Chang Launching Food Delivery App in NYC

NYC’s acclaimed chef and entrepreneur recently announced his newest enterpriseMaple, a food delivery service of chef-inspired meals. The app coming in 2015 aims to revolutionize New York’s delivery system.

By: Simone Spilka. Source: PSFK

Hampton Creek

HOW A HIGH-TECH MAYO STARTUP AIMS TO TAKE DOWN FACTORY FARMING

Hampton Creek, has engineered a plant-based egg substitute that tastes like the real thing, or as some investors (including Bill Gates) have conceded – tastes even better. Since its founding in 2011, Hampton Creek has raised $30 million in funding.

By: Jane Porter. Source: Fast Company