New in Funding: from the dark kitchen taking on McDonald’s to cell-cultured premium meats

New in Funding: from the dark kitchen taking on McDonald’s to cell-cultured premium meats

By
Nicola Spalding
April 30, 2021

🍟French dark kitchen startup Taster raised $37M and is on a mission to become ‘bigger than McDonald’s’. Its next step to expand its ‘delivery-only’ food brands operation is a franchise model, so watch this space.


🚁Chinese drone maker EAVision closed a $30M series C funding round.  Its drones use a combination of AI-driven computer vision and sensor tech to navigate more geographically challenging agricultural settings – in particular, hillsides.

Source: EAVision


🐄New Zealand-based agritech startup Halter secured $29M series B funding for its ‘cowgorithm’ technology which fits cows with GPS-enabled solar collars and guides them around pastures using sounds and vibrations, creating virtual fences.


Irish startup Manna raised €20.6M series A funding for its drone-based food delivery service. Its autonomous tech allows a single Manna employee to complete almost 20 deliveries per hour, which the startup claims is 10 times more than traditional road-based delivery.


🐮Similar to Halter, above, US-based Vence closed $12M series A funding for its GPS-enabled wearable collars that keep cattle where they’re supposed to be, limiting overgrazing.


💦Hydration-focused wellness brand Hydrant raised $8.5M for its hydration mixes, which feature a blend of electrolytes, are lightly sweetened with fruit juice and contain no more than 4 grams of sugar per serving.


📷Portugese cashierless checkout startup Sensei secured $6.5M seed funding. It retrofits existing stores with a combination of  cameras, computer vision, AI and sensors to track what shoppers are taking off shelves, then automatically charges them as they leave the store.

Source: Sensei


🥤Two Robbers Hard Seltzer closed a $6M series A funding round to support its launch in several new US states, expand its product line and continue building its team. 


🧫Orbillion Bio secured $5M in an oversubscribed seed funding round to support development of its cell-cultured premium meats, including wagyu beef, elk and bison.


🗑Israeli startup TripleW closed a $5M investment round for its food waste-fighting technology. It has developed a process to produce lactic acid, which is the basis for manufacturing the renewable bioplastic polylactic acid, from food waste.


🔐Seattle-based Minnow Technologies raised another $3M seed funding, bringing its total funding to $6.4M. It creates smart lockers for food delivery and pickup, Amazon locker style, which can be installed in residential buildings, office buildings, college campuses and other locations.


🗑Spanish foodtech Agrosingularity closed €1.07M seed funding to scale up production of its natural food product ingredients, such as flavourings and colours, made from produce which would otherwise have been wasted.


Something Better Foods raised $500k through nonprofit venture capital fund ICA. The California-based startup aims to make plant-based foods more accessible to people of colour through its brand Better Chew.


🐟Israel-based biotech startup Vaxa Technologiessecured investment to develop and commercialise clean, high value-added algae products for human and fish nutrition.

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🍟French dark kitchen startup Taster raised $37M and is on a mission to become ‘bigger than McDonald’s’. Its next step to expand its ‘delivery-only’ food brands operation is a franchise model, so watch this space.


🚁Chinese drone maker EAVision closed a $30M series C funding round.  Its drones use a combination of AI-driven computer vision and sensor tech to navigate more geographically challenging agricultural settings – in particular, hillsides.

Source: EAVision


🐄New Zealand-based agritech startup Halter secured $29M series B funding for its ‘cowgorithm’ technology which fits cows with GPS-enabled solar collars and guides them around pastures using sounds and vibrations, creating virtual fences.


Irish startup Manna raised €20.6M series A funding for its drone-based food delivery service. Its autonomous tech allows a single Manna employee to complete almost 20 deliveries per hour, which the startup claims is 10 times more than traditional road-based delivery.


🐮Similar to Halter, above, US-based Vence closed $12M series A funding for its GPS-enabled wearable collars that keep cattle where they’re supposed to be, limiting overgrazing.


💦Hydration-focused wellness brand Hydrant raised $8.5M for its hydration mixes, which feature a blend of electrolytes, are lightly sweetened with fruit juice and contain no more than 4 grams of sugar per serving.


📷Portugese cashierless checkout startup Sensei secured $6.5M seed funding. It retrofits existing stores with a combination of  cameras, computer vision, AI and sensors to track what shoppers are taking off shelves, then automatically charges them as they leave the store.

Source: Sensei


🥤Two Robbers Hard Seltzer closed a $6M series A funding round to support its launch in several new US states, expand its product line and continue building its team. 


🧫Orbillion Bio secured $5M in an oversubscribed seed funding round to support development of its cell-cultured premium meats, including wagyu beef, elk and bison.


🗑Israeli startup TripleW closed a $5M investment round for its food waste-fighting technology. It has developed a process to produce lactic acid, which is the basis for manufacturing the renewable bioplastic polylactic acid, from food waste.


🔐Seattle-based Minnow Technologies raised another $3M seed funding, bringing its total funding to $6.4M. It creates smart lockers for food delivery and pickup, Amazon locker style, which can be installed in residential buildings, office buildings, college campuses and other locations.


🗑Spanish foodtech Agrosingularity closed €1.07M seed funding to scale up production of its natural food product ingredients, such as flavourings and colours, made from produce which would otherwise have been wasted.


Something Better Foods raised $500k through nonprofit venture capital fund ICA. The California-based startup aims to make plant-based foods more accessible to people of colour through its brand Better Chew.


🐟Israel-based biotech startup Vaxa Technologiessecured investment to develop and commercialise clean, high value-added algae products for human and fish nutrition.

🍟French dark kitchen startup Taster raised $37M and is on a mission to become ‘bigger than McDonald’s’. Its next step to expand its ‘delivery-only’ food brands operation is a franchise model, so watch this space.


🚁Chinese drone maker EAVision closed a $30M series C funding round.  Its drones use a combination of AI-driven computer vision and sensor tech to navigate more geographically challenging agricultural settings – in particular, hillsides.

Source: EAVision


🐄New Zealand-based agritech startup Halter secured $29M series B funding for its ‘cowgorithm’ technology which fits cows with GPS-enabled solar collars and guides them around pastures using sounds and vibrations, creating virtual fences.


Irish startup Manna raised €20.6M series A funding for its drone-based food delivery service. Its autonomous tech allows a single Manna employee to complete almost 20 deliveries per hour, which the startup claims is 10 times more than traditional road-based delivery.


🐮Similar to Halter, above, US-based Vence closed $12M series A funding for its GPS-enabled wearable collars that keep cattle where they’re supposed to be, limiting overgrazing.


💦Hydration-focused wellness brand Hydrant raised $8.5M for its hydration mixes, which feature a blend of electrolytes, are lightly sweetened with fruit juice and contain no more than 4 grams of sugar per serving.


📷Portugese cashierless checkout startup Sensei secured $6.5M seed funding. It retrofits existing stores with a combination of  cameras, computer vision, AI and sensors to track what shoppers are taking off shelves, then automatically charges them as they leave the store.

Source: Sensei


🥤Two Robbers Hard Seltzer closed a $6M series A funding round to support its launch in several new US states, expand its product line and continue building its team. 


🧫Orbillion Bio secured $5M in an oversubscribed seed funding round to support development of its cell-cultured premium meats, including wagyu beef, elk and bison.


🗑Israeli startup TripleW closed a $5M investment round for its food waste-fighting technology. It has developed a process to produce lactic acid, which is the basis for manufacturing the renewable bioplastic polylactic acid, from food waste.


🔐Seattle-based Minnow Technologies raised another $3M seed funding, bringing its total funding to $6.4M. It creates smart lockers for food delivery and pickup, Amazon locker style, which can be installed in residential buildings, office buildings, college campuses and other locations.


🗑Spanish foodtech Agrosingularity closed €1.07M seed funding to scale up production of its natural food product ingredients, such as flavourings and colours, made from produce which would otherwise have been wasted.


Something Better Foods raised $500k through nonprofit venture capital fund ICA. The California-based startup aims to make plant-based foods more accessible to people of colour through its brand Better Chew.


🐟Israel-based biotech startup Vaxa Technologiessecured investment to develop and commercialise clean, high value-added algae products for human and fish nutrition.

🍟French dark kitchen startup Taster raised $37M and is on a mission to become ‘bigger than McDonald’s’. Its next step to expand its ‘delivery-only’ food brands operation is a franchise model, so watch this space.


🚁Chinese drone maker EAVision closed a $30M series C funding round.  Its drones use a combination of AI-driven computer vision and sensor tech to navigate more geographically challenging agricultural settings – in particular, hillsides.

Source: EAVision


🐄New Zealand-based agritech startup Halter secured $29M series B funding for its ‘cowgorithm’ technology which fits cows with GPS-enabled solar collars and guides them around pastures using sounds and vibrations, creating virtual fences.


Irish startup Manna raised €20.6M series A funding for its drone-based food delivery service. Its autonomous tech allows a single Manna employee to complete almost 20 deliveries per hour, which the startup claims is 10 times more than traditional road-based delivery.


🐮Similar to Halter, above, US-based Vence closed $12M series A funding for its GPS-enabled wearable collars that keep cattle where they’re supposed to be, limiting overgrazing.


💦Hydration-focused wellness brand Hydrant raised $8.5M for its hydration mixes, which feature a blend of electrolytes, are lightly sweetened with fruit juice and contain no more than 4 grams of sugar per serving.


📷Portugese cashierless checkout startup Sensei secured $6.5M seed funding. It retrofits existing stores with a combination of  cameras, computer vision, AI and sensors to track what shoppers are taking off shelves, then automatically charges them as they leave the store.

Source: Sensei


🥤Two Robbers Hard Seltzer closed a $6M series A funding round to support its launch in several new US states, expand its product line and continue building its team. 


🧫Orbillion Bio secured $5M in an oversubscribed seed funding round to support development of its cell-cultured premium meats, including wagyu beef, elk and bison.


🗑Israeli startup TripleW closed a $5M investment round for its food waste-fighting technology. It has developed a process to produce lactic acid, which is the basis for manufacturing the renewable bioplastic polylactic acid, from food waste.


🔐Seattle-based Minnow Technologies raised another $3M seed funding, bringing its total funding to $6.4M. It creates smart lockers for food delivery and pickup, Amazon locker style, which can be installed in residential buildings, office buildings, college campuses and other locations.


🗑Spanish foodtech Agrosingularity closed €1.07M seed funding to scale up production of its natural food product ingredients, such as flavourings and colours, made from produce which would otherwise have been wasted.


Something Better Foods raised $500k through nonprofit venture capital fund ICA. The California-based startup aims to make plant-based foods more accessible to people of colour through its brand Better Chew.


🐟Israel-based biotech startup Vaxa Technologiessecured investment to develop and commercialise clean, high value-added algae products for human and fish nutrition.

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