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From our roundup of restaurant tech trends to watch to Blue Apron raising a whopping $135M round at a $2B valuation, 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.
Hear business insights and lessons learned from Edamam, Ingredient1, Power Supply, Meals to Heal and HowGood, plus lots of snacks, drinks and networking.
From the proliferation of restaurant ticketing to an influx in table-side tech, Kristen Hawley of Chefs+Tech explores consumer restaurant tech trends to watch.
Handpick founder Payman Nejati on how its technology works, funding to date, branching out into e-commerce and his advice for fellow food entrepreneurs.
The round was led by Fidelity Management and Research Company and will be used to further improve the efficiency of BA’s model, from sourcing to fulfillment.
Fund Good Jobs led the round. Funds will be used to enhance distribution, increase its online presence and to continue promoting transparency in food.
Munchery announced its Series C of $85M (the largest round in its space) to expand this model to many more cities.
Forward Thinking Agriculture’s concept is a sustainable, solar-powered vertical farm that floats on pontoons.
A first of its kind study shows organic agriculture earns farmers significantly more, and suggests it might be worth the price.