We’re at the beginning of a revolution. Innovators like you are driving the most radical transformation of the food industry since the Green Revolution, and for the past five years we’ve been honored to be the voice of this movement.
I launched Food+Tech Connect and Food+Tech Bytes in 2010 to connect, inspire, inform and empower the good food innovation movement. Over the years, we’ve published 1k+ articles and put out 250+ weekly newsletters chock-full of the latest food tech and innovation news, funding trends and startup case studies, all for free.
Thousands of you have told us that our website, newsletter and social media presence are invaluable resources for your work. Nina and I are humbled that the countless hours we spend writing, curating and connecting you each month create so much value for you.
Each and every one of us has a role in building the ecosystem for good food innovation. We’ve done the math, and if 3,000 of you contribute at least $9/month, we’ll be able to continue bringing you the news, insights and community you and this movement depend on. Even a one time contribution of $5 will make a difference. Every bit counts, seriously! Want to contribute more? You’re a rockstar. Not able to contribute? Help us by forwarding our newsletter to your friends and colleagues. The more the merrier.
When we started five years ago, no one was talking about or investing in food tech. Today the landscape has changed dramatically.We’re tracking 4k+ startups around the globe that are working to transform the food industry. Dozens of food-focused accelerators and investment funds have launched and are investing billions of dollars annually in startups. Food innovation conferences are popping up around the globe. Most major media publications cover food tech and innovation one or more times per week. Technology adoption among eaters and industry players is growing fast. In short, food tech is on fire.
As the food tech and innovation sector matures, it becomes increasingly important to have a hub for in-depth news and analysis, networking and knowledge sharing that’s accessible to all. A platform where we can explore new business and technology models to understand what’s working and what’s not. A platform that gives voice to the underdogs and emerging startups, not just the companies who have raised a ton of money and the sexy trends that bring pageviews. A platform where our community can share, learn and grow together.
Back in 2010, I quit my job with three months rent in the bank and bootstrapped Food+Tech Connect to what it is today. Our revenue comes from event sponsorship and ticket sales, consulting and speaking and Food+Tech Ed course sales. Your support will make it financially feasible for us to continue producing and curating news and research. In fact, we’ll be able to produce a whole lot more of it, and we’ll be able to go even deeper.
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Thank you in advance for your support, it truly means the world to us.