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From the $83.4M poured into specialty food startups in Q3 2014 to farm-to-table salad chain Sweetgreen’s $18.5M raise, these are last week’s top food tech news and innovation stories. Like what you read? Feast your eyes on the full roundup here. Or better yet, sign up for Food+Tech Bytes and get the latest and greatest in food tech delivered to your inbox every week.
The founders very candidly dive into why they wish they had focused on branding from the start, why they think the lean startup model isn’t always the way to go and so much more.
The Google Chairman’s Innovation Endeavors and Flextronics Lab’s new collective will support AgTech startups with capital, design, manufacturing and test farms to try out their inventions.
Reimagine Food just announced the latest group of disruptive food startups that will be participating in its Prometheus Acceleration Program.
VCs poured $83.4M into the industry during the third quarter, the most in any quarter since tracking began in 1992.
The startup says it’s already reaching 31.5 million customers with its technology.
The round will also go towards boosting other programs run by the restaurant chain.
This new film examines the social cost of cheap food and what it takes to treat tomato pickers fairly.
The Calorific app makes you weep salty truth tears.