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From our roundup of the 42 food tech and agtech funding sources that launched in 2014 to Hampton Creek predicting its revenue will increase from $48M to $120M by January due to the avian flu outbreak, 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.
Join us on June 16 at the R/GA Accelerator for an inside look at Edamam, Ingredient1, Power Supply and more. Hear about their business models, tech and lessons learned.
A whopping 42 new funding opportunities launched in 2014 including 21 investment funds, 15 accelerators and corporate incubators and 6 crowdfunding platforms. Check them all out in one place.
How Improvonia is streamlining the ordering process between restaurants and their suppliers without pitting suppliers against one another (a la Amazon).
Fresh Direct and Peapod are among its grocery launch partners.
An epidemic that has wiped out millions of chickens is turning Hampton Creek into the world’s fastest-growing food company, says CEO Josh Tetrick.
He’s the second major American athlete to invest in Luvo, a startup with a growth rate of about 50% that makes healthy, veggie-packed frozen meals.
Funding cam from two unnamed “leading public market investors”.
An inside look at how bootstrapped Off the Grid has been profitable since day one, as well as its plans for the future.
The investment will allow the company to make its system more affordable and accessible to its growers, as well as to accelerate adoption.
This is according to a new study published by Andrew Zumkehr and J Elliott Campbell in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.