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From the first crowdsourced restaurant to a $10 million investment that’s bringing farmers one step closer to having robots run in their fields, these are our top stories from last week in food tech. Like what you read? Feast your eyes on the full roundup here. Or better yet, sign up for our newsletter and get the latest and greatest in food tech delivered to your inbox every week.
In honor of World Water Day, we highlighted 6 game-changing agricultural technologies (and one funder) that are helping farms of all sizes reduce their water footprint.
This IPO would be the biggest local exit for a company from London’s “Tech City“ hub,” and closely follows US-based delivery giant GrubHub’s $100 million IPO announcement last month. 2014 is definitely looking like the year of the food delivery IPO.
Over the next few weeks, Dinner Lab will be taking data from a series of events across the U.S. to create what it says will be the very first crowdsourced restaurant.
CitySprout’s virtual farmers market differs from Good Eggs and Relay Foods, by not handling the packaging or delivery of the food.
Data Collective Venture Capital led the round, with participation from Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Khosla Ventures. This investment means that farmers are now one step closer to having robots run in their fields.
For Gojee, the sale is a mark of the challenges that smaller, independent sites have in breaking into a game that these days is dominated by a handful of very big players that base their business models around advertising and scale.