Unless you follow news from the tech/venture capital/angel investment scene, you may not be aware of the innovation happening within the food and grocery market. While breakout stars like PostMates, Sprig, and Instacart might be on your radar, they are just a tiny sampling of the growing number of startup companies within the food sector. From on-demand subscription services to sustainability-focused ventures, there are numerous up-and-coming food tech startups emerging globally. Check out the following roundup of food startups that are wowing investors and creating happy customers:
San Francisco’s Spoon Rocket lets you order healthy meals on a daily basis and have your yummy choices delivered to your door. Order online or via a mobile app, receive a notification when your delivery is about to arrive, and then meet your driver right outside your home or office.
Also from San Francisco, LivBlends offers smoothies by subscription. Forget having to juice your own fruit and vegetables (and clean up the mess); LivBlends makes nutrition easy.
Washington, DC’s My Power Supply connects consumers with available chefs in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. Healthy meal choices range from Paleo recipes to gluten-free meals and vegetarian options.
Bulgaria’s FarmHopping connects consumers with farmers and artisan food producers. Whether you’re looking for an organic vegetable farmer or an artisan cheese maker, FarmHopping can help you find providers in the United States, United Kingdom, Egypt, India, and Bulgaria.
If you’re looking for a fun food startup, London’s Boomf is worth discovering. This innovative food tech startup lets you print your Instagram images on marshmallows. These tasty temptations are perfect for special occasions like Valentine’s Day and Christmas.
Australia’s Your Grocer connects consumers with local grocery suppliers in their area. Users are able to receive same-day deliveries from a number of local vendors including butchers, produce providers, and seafood markets.
In the same way that marketplaces like Etsy and Red Bubble connect consumers with artisan crafts, Goldbely connects consumers with tasty artisan foods. Whether you are looking for baked goods, meats, coffees, or chocolates, Goldbely can help you find the tasty morsels you seek.
If the idea of cookies-on-demand sets your heart a-flutter, Doughbies is sure to make your mouth water. Currently serving select locations in California, this up-and-coming startup offers cookies by delivery. What a great way to surprise your significant other or office co-workers, right?
These are just a few of the numerous startups innovating within the food and beverage sector. From coffee subscriptions delivered monthly to artisan red velvet cupcakes you can order via a mobile app, savvy entrepreneurs within this market are connecting consumers with edibles in a wide variety of ways. No longer do you have to settle for what is offered on the shelves of your local grocery store. Thanks to food tech startups, you can connect with food and beverage providers on a global scale. Who is hungry now?
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Jeanette Fonseca says
Great to see! Startups getting funded in just about any category really shows that innovation is not just about gadgets or smartphones.