New in Funding: Flink’s ‘quick’ $240M, SIMULATES $50M Series B and OnlyEg's oversubscribed seed round

New in Funding: Flink’s ‘quick’ $240M, SIMULATES $50M Series B and OnlyEg's oversubscribed seed round

By
Nicola Spalding
June 11, 2021

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🚚 German grocery delivery startup Flink, which promises to deliver items in under 10 minutes, raised $240M last week, just six months after inception. It is currently active in 24 cities across Germany and will use the funding to further expand its operations.

🐓 SIMULATE
, the firm behind the distinctive NUGGS plant-based chicken brand, raised $50M series B funding to triple its team, speed up its R&D, scale up its manufacturing and expand internationally.

The SIMULATE plant-based range. Credit: TechCrunch

🛒 Online grocery service Hungryroot secured $40M series C funding to expand its team and scale its operations through automation technology and optimising its proprietary personalisation algorithm.

🛍 Cashierless checkout startup Grabango raised $39M series B funding, bringing its total financing to $71.2M.  It retrofits stores with overhead cameras and artificial intelligence to automatically keep track of what customers take and put in their baskets, charging them via an app-generated QR code as they leave the store.

🍴 Stockholm-based ghost kitchen startup Curb secured €20M to grow operations within its collection of delivery-only virtual restaurants, which prioritise data tracking and analysis to improve operations across its supply chain as well as monitoring customer demands and altering menu items accordingly.  

The Stockholm-based Curb team. Credit: Curb

🍴 Superb closed €12M series A funding for its all-in-one Guest Experience Management (GMX) platform for restaurants, designed to help boost guest retention and profitability.

🌿 Saudi Arabia-based Red Sea Farms secured $10M to further develop its technology, designed to crow crops in saltwater, potentially creating entirely new agricultural possibilities globally.

🌱 Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have received $9M from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s “Proteins for Tomorrow’s Food” program to invent a completely new category of vegan protein.

🩺 Finnish food intelligence startup Veri raised a combined €3.2M pre-seed and seed funding round to expand its health monitoring service internationally. Its device provides real-time feedback on food choices and gives its users deep insights by analyzing personalised blood sugar levels in the context of exercise as well as sleep habits.

The Veri hardware in action. Credit: Veri

💦 Aura Bora raised $2M seed funding to expand retail distribution of its craft sparkling water made with herbs, fruits and flowers, which are sugar-free, calorie-free, Whole30 approved and non-GMO verified.

🌿 Swedish startup Volta Greentech closed €1.7M seed funding to construct a pilot facility for land-based, indoor production of its low-emissions livestock feed made from seaweed.

🥚 Singapore’s Float Foods secured $1.66M in an oversubscribed seed funding round, which will go towards commercialisation of its plant-based egg product, OnlyEg. More on the rise of the alt-egg market here on FoodHack+.

🍭 British plant-based startup Magellan Life Sciences raised seed funding for its plant protein sweeteners produced through fermentation, which are nearly indistinguishable in terms of taste to sucrose but with an elevated sweetening power and no undesirable metallic aftertaste. 

🥛 Yorkshire, UK-based milk delivery startup The Modern Milkman raised undisclosed funding to expand its operations, creating 1,000 jobs and helping to save 282 million plastic bottles from landfill by the end of 2024.

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This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.


🚚 German grocery delivery startup Flink, which promises to deliver items in under 10 minutes, raised $240M last week, just six months after inception. It is currently active in 24 cities across Germany and will use the funding to further expand its operations.

🐓 SIMULATE
, the firm behind the distinctive NUGGS plant-based chicken brand, raised $50M series B funding to triple its team, speed up its R&D, scale up its manufacturing and expand internationally.

The SIMULATE plant-based range. Credit: TechCrunch

🛒 Online grocery service Hungryroot secured $40M series C funding to expand its team and scale its operations through automation technology and optimising its proprietary personalisation algorithm.

🛍 Cashierless checkout startup Grabango raised $39M series B funding, bringing its total financing to $71.2M.  It retrofits stores with overhead cameras and artificial intelligence to automatically keep track of what customers take and put in their baskets, charging them via an app-generated QR code as they leave the store.

🍴 Stockholm-based ghost kitchen startup Curb secured €20M to grow operations within its collection of delivery-only virtual restaurants, which prioritise data tracking and analysis to improve operations across its supply chain as well as monitoring customer demands and altering menu items accordingly.  

The Stockholm-based Curb team. Credit: Curb

🍴 Superb closed €12M series A funding for its all-in-one Guest Experience Management (GMX) platform for restaurants, designed to help boost guest retention and profitability.

🌿 Saudi Arabia-based Red Sea Farms secured $10M to further develop its technology, designed to crow crops in saltwater, potentially creating entirely new agricultural possibilities globally.

🌱 Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have received $9M from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s “Proteins for Tomorrow’s Food” program to invent a completely new category of vegan protein.

🩺 Finnish food intelligence startup Veri raised a combined €3.2M pre-seed and seed funding round to expand its health monitoring service internationally. Its device provides real-time feedback on food choices and gives its users deep insights by analyzing personalised blood sugar levels in the context of exercise as well as sleep habits.

The Veri hardware in action. Credit: Veri

💦 Aura Bora raised $2M seed funding to expand retail distribution of its craft sparkling water made with herbs, fruits and flowers, which are sugar-free, calorie-free, Whole30 approved and non-GMO verified.

🌿 Swedish startup Volta Greentech closed €1.7M seed funding to construct a pilot facility for land-based, indoor production of its low-emissions livestock feed made from seaweed.

🥚 Singapore’s Float Foods secured $1.66M in an oversubscribed seed funding round, which will go towards commercialisation of its plant-based egg product, OnlyEg. More on the rise of the alt-egg market here on FoodHack+.

🍭 British plant-based startup Magellan Life Sciences raised seed funding for its plant protein sweeteners produced through fermentation, which are nearly indistinguishable in terms of taste to sucrose but with an elevated sweetening power and no undesirable metallic aftertaste. 

🥛 Yorkshire, UK-based milk delivery startup The Modern Milkman raised undisclosed funding to expand its operations, creating 1,000 jobs and helping to save 282 million plastic bottles from landfill by the end of 2024.

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.


🚚 German grocery delivery startup Flink, which promises to deliver items in under 10 minutes, raised $240M last week, just six months after inception. It is currently active in 24 cities across Germany and will use the funding to further expand its operations.

🐓 SIMULATE
, the firm behind the distinctive NUGGS plant-based chicken brand, raised $50M series B funding to triple its team, speed up its R&D, scale up its manufacturing and expand internationally.

The SIMULATE plant-based range. Credit: TechCrunch

🛒 Online grocery service Hungryroot secured $40M series C funding to expand its team and scale its operations through automation technology and optimising its proprietary personalisation algorithm.

🛍 Cashierless checkout startup Grabango raised $39M series B funding, bringing its total financing to $71.2M.  It retrofits stores with overhead cameras and artificial intelligence to automatically keep track of what customers take and put in their baskets, charging them via an app-generated QR code as they leave the store.

🍴 Stockholm-based ghost kitchen startup Curb secured €20M to grow operations within its collection of delivery-only virtual restaurants, which prioritise data tracking and analysis to improve operations across its supply chain as well as monitoring customer demands and altering menu items accordingly.  

The Stockholm-based Curb team. Credit: Curb

🍴 Superb closed €12M series A funding for its all-in-one Guest Experience Management (GMX) platform for restaurants, designed to help boost guest retention and profitability.

🌿 Saudi Arabia-based Red Sea Farms secured $10M to further develop its technology, designed to crow crops in saltwater, potentially creating entirely new agricultural possibilities globally.

🌱 Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have received $9M from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s “Proteins for Tomorrow’s Food” program to invent a completely new category of vegan protein.

🩺 Finnish food intelligence startup Veri raised a combined €3.2M pre-seed and seed funding round to expand its health monitoring service internationally. Its device provides real-time feedback on food choices and gives its users deep insights by analyzing personalised blood sugar levels in the context of exercise as well as sleep habits.

The Veri hardware in action. Credit: Veri

💦 Aura Bora raised $2M seed funding to expand retail distribution of its craft sparkling water made with herbs, fruits and flowers, which are sugar-free, calorie-free, Whole30 approved and non-GMO verified.

🌿 Swedish startup Volta Greentech closed €1.7M seed funding to construct a pilot facility for land-based, indoor production of its low-emissions livestock feed made from seaweed.

🥚 Singapore’s Float Foods secured $1.66M in an oversubscribed seed funding round, which will go towards commercialisation of its plant-based egg product, OnlyEg. More on the rise of the alt-egg market here on FoodHack+.

🍭 British plant-based startup Magellan Life Sciences raised seed funding for its plant protein sweeteners produced through fermentation, which are nearly indistinguishable in terms of taste to sucrose but with an elevated sweetening power and no undesirable metallic aftertaste. 

🥛 Yorkshire, UK-based milk delivery startup The Modern Milkman raised undisclosed funding to expand its operations, creating 1,000 jobs and helping to save 282 million plastic bottles from landfill by the end of 2024.

This is a web version of FoodHack's 'This Week In Food' newsletter. Sign up here to receive the next edition to your inbox.


🚚 German grocery delivery startup Flink, which promises to deliver items in under 10 minutes, raised $240M last week, just six months after inception. It is currently active in 24 cities across Germany and will use the funding to further expand its operations.

🐓 SIMULATE
, the firm behind the distinctive NUGGS plant-based chicken brand, raised $50M series B funding to triple its team, speed up its R&D, scale up its manufacturing and expand internationally.

The SIMULATE plant-based range. Credit: TechCrunch

🛒 Online grocery service Hungryroot secured $40M series C funding to expand its team and scale its operations through automation technology and optimising its proprietary personalisation algorithm.

🛍 Cashierless checkout startup Grabango raised $39M series B funding, bringing its total financing to $71.2M.  It retrofits stores with overhead cameras and artificial intelligence to automatically keep track of what customers take and put in their baskets, charging them via an app-generated QR code as they leave the store.

🍴 Stockholm-based ghost kitchen startup Curb secured €20M to grow operations within its collection of delivery-only virtual restaurants, which prioritise data tracking and analysis to improve operations across its supply chain as well as monitoring customer demands and altering menu items accordingly.  

The Stockholm-based Curb team. Credit: Curb

🍴 Superb closed €12M series A funding for its all-in-one Guest Experience Management (GMX) platform for restaurants, designed to help boost guest retention and profitability.

🌿 Saudi Arabia-based Red Sea Farms secured $10M to further develop its technology, designed to crow crops in saltwater, potentially creating entirely new agricultural possibilities globally.

🌱 Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have received $9M from the Novo Nordisk Foundation’s “Proteins for Tomorrow’s Food” program to invent a completely new category of vegan protein.

🩺 Finnish food intelligence startup Veri raised a combined €3.2M pre-seed and seed funding round to expand its health monitoring service internationally. Its device provides real-time feedback on food choices and gives its users deep insights by analyzing personalised blood sugar levels in the context of exercise as well as sleep habits.

The Veri hardware in action. Credit: Veri

💦 Aura Bora raised $2M seed funding to expand retail distribution of its craft sparkling water made with herbs, fruits and flowers, which are sugar-free, calorie-free, Whole30 approved and non-GMO verified.

🌿 Swedish startup Volta Greentech closed €1.7M seed funding to construct a pilot facility for land-based, indoor production of its low-emissions livestock feed made from seaweed.

🥚 Singapore’s Float Foods secured $1.66M in an oversubscribed seed funding round, which will go towards commercialisation of its plant-based egg product, OnlyEg. More on the rise of the alt-egg market here on FoodHack+.

🍭 British plant-based startup Magellan Life Sciences raised seed funding for its plant protein sweeteners produced through fermentation, which are nearly indistinguishable in terms of taste to sucrose but with an elevated sweetening power and no undesirable metallic aftertaste. 

🥛 Yorkshire, UK-based milk delivery startup The Modern Milkman raised undisclosed funding to expand its operations, creating 1,000 jobs and helping to save 282 million plastic bottles from landfill by the end of 2024.

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