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The company, which was recently valued at $2B, has discussed the possibility of proceeding with an initial public offering in the next 12 months.
Spacious wants to turn restaurants into coworking spaces during the day. It’s launched its first partnership with DBGB Restaurant and Bar in New York City.
Munchery CEO Tri Tran discusses how Munchery has reached profitability in the Bay Area.
Indoor farming startup Infarm has launched a small hydroponic vertical farm inside a Metro supermarket.
An inside look at some of the food waste innovators featured at our April San Francisco Food Waste Meetup, including Regrained, Imperfect Produce and Back to the Roots.
While companies like Dinner Lab and Kitchit have shuttered, $2.02B was invested in food tech startups in March & April. Read more about Brita’s thoughts on the future of food tech.
The strategic sourcing partnership will help 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years.
There were more than 165 exits of private CPG companies in 2015, a sharp increase over 2011, which saw 50 exits.
Together, they serve 18 states. Financial terms of the all-stock merger were not disclosed, but Brick Meets Click estimates that their combined revenue is $50M+.