Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

 The takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator to make the main business more profitable. Today comes the latest move… Continue Reading

Singapore’s Grain Eats Up $1.7M For Its ‘Full-Stack’ Food Delivery Service

 Grain, a Singapore food tech startup, has landed funding to build out its “full-stack” approach to food delivers in the Southeast Asian city-state. The Series A round is officially undisclosed, but TechCrunch understands that it is SG$ 2.45 million, or… Continue Reading

EatStreet, An Online Food Ordering Platform For Smaller Cities And College Towns, Picks Up $15M

 While Amazon expands Prime Now restaurant ordering and delivery to more places, a startup has picked up funding to go head to head with it and the many others in the crowded food-on-demand category. EatStreet, a platform for restaurants mainly located in smaller cities to take orders… Continue Reading

YouTube Kids Faces Further FTC Complaints Related To Junk Food Ads Targeting Young Children

 Consumer watchdog groups announced today they’ve filed additional complaints with the FTC over the advertising content in the YouTube Kids application. The complains this time focus on how the app allows food and drink advertisers to violate the self-regulatory pledges… Continue Reading

Healthy Food Delivery Startup Thistle Raises $1 Million And Pivots To A Subscription Model

 Fresh juice delivery turned healthy meal delivery startup Thistle switched over to a subscription-based healthy food business today. Thistle launched last summer in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. I remember walking by one day and seeing a pop-up out in front… Continue Reading