New in Funding: JOKRs $260M Series B, Hooray Foods Crispy $2.7M Seed & Gelatex’s €1.2M

New in Funding: JOKRs $260M Series B, Hooray Foods Crispy $2.7M Seed & Gelatex’s €1.2M

By
Nicola Spalding
December 3, 2021

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🚚 Singapore food delivery app Grab, which provides meal and grocery delivery, cloud kitchen and other services throughout Southeast Asia, raised $4.5 billion following a record-breaking SPAC deal - the largest in the world to date.

🥕 New York speedy grocery delivery service JOKR raised $260M Series B funding and hit unicorn status just nine months after launching. It plans to further expand its operations, which includes a push into three continents at once.

📱 Melbourne-based Mr Yum secured $65M Series A funding for its mobile ordering and payments platform, which it’s on a mission to make the “Shopify for restaurants”.

🥛 Australian firm Wide Open Agriculture secured $20M to “transition into plant-based production”, starting with building Western Australia’s first oat milk factory.


📱 New York-based Pepper closed $16M Series A funding for its portal which allows restaurants and grocery stores to order directly from food distributors. It is aiming to work with 25,000 outlets in the US and Canada.

🧪 US synthetic biology startup Aanika Biosciences secured $12M Series A funding to scale up its platform of edible, microbial tags which increase food traceability.

🗑️ Boston-based Spoiler Alert raised $11M Series A funding to grow its food waste-fighting ‘liquidation platform’ that allows CPG companies to sell their surplus and short-dated stock to discount retailers.

🍺 Aussie non-alcoholic beer brand Heaps Normal raised $8.5M Series A funding and is aiming to establish itself as the country’s leading alcohol-free beer brand with 20% of the market by 2025.


☕ New Delhi-based Sleepy Owl, which makes a wide range of ready-to-drink coffee products, secured $6.5M Series A funding to expand its operations and ramp up its marketing.

🥓 Plant-based bacon company Hooray Foods, based in San Francisco, secured an additional $2.7M in extension seed funding to further expand its operations, having already landed in 1,000 US outlets and 180 Canadian grocery stores since its inception a year ago.

🌱 Aussie startup Jupiter Ionics, a spin-out from Melbourne’s Monash University’s Technology Precinct, secured $2.5M seed funding to scale up its “green” ammonia fertiliser which gives high crop yields without the carbon impact.

🐟 Belgium-based Paleo, which is working on producing meat and fish proteins via precision fermentation, raised €2M seed funding to build an R&D centre, pilot plant and experience centre.

🐄 New Zealand startup Off-Piste Provisions raised $1.5M in a record-breaking pre-seed funding round and launched one of the country’s first plant-based jerkies after a year-long R&D project to get the perfect texture.

🥼 Estonia’s Gelatex Technologies secured €1.2M seed funding to fund its innovation within cultivated meat scaffolds, which could potentially slash the cost of cell-based meat production.
📱 US-based Mustard, whose app is revolutionising food ordering, secured $1M. Its service allows users to view ‘influencer’ reviews of local eateries and order what they see on screen.

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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.

🚚 Singapore food delivery app Grab, which provides meal and grocery delivery, cloud kitchen and other services throughout Southeast Asia, raised $4.5 billion following a record-breaking SPAC deal - the largest in the world to date.

🥕 New York speedy grocery delivery service JOKR raised $260M Series B funding and hit unicorn status just nine months after launching. It plans to further expand its operations, which includes a push into three continents at once.

📱 Melbourne-based Mr Yum secured $65M Series A funding for its mobile ordering and payments platform, which it’s on a mission to make the “Shopify for restaurants”.

🥛 Australian firm Wide Open Agriculture secured $20M to “transition into plant-based production”, starting with building Western Australia’s first oat milk factory.


📱 New York-based Pepper closed $16M Series A funding for its portal which allows restaurants and grocery stores to order directly from food distributors. It is aiming to work with 25,000 outlets in the US and Canada.

🧪 US synthetic biology startup Aanika Biosciences secured $12M Series A funding to scale up its platform of edible, microbial tags which increase food traceability.

🗑️ Boston-based Spoiler Alert raised $11M Series A funding to grow its food waste-fighting ‘liquidation platform’ that allows CPG companies to sell their surplus and short-dated stock to discount retailers.

🍺 Aussie non-alcoholic beer brand Heaps Normal raised $8.5M Series A funding and is aiming to establish itself as the country’s leading alcohol-free beer brand with 20% of the market by 2025.


☕ New Delhi-based Sleepy Owl, which makes a wide range of ready-to-drink coffee products, secured $6.5M Series A funding to expand its operations and ramp up its marketing.

🥓 Plant-based bacon company Hooray Foods, based in San Francisco, secured an additional $2.7M in extension seed funding to further expand its operations, having already landed in 1,000 US outlets and 180 Canadian grocery stores since its inception a year ago.

🌱 Aussie startup Jupiter Ionics, a spin-out from Melbourne’s Monash University’s Technology Precinct, secured $2.5M seed funding to scale up its “green” ammonia fertiliser which gives high crop yields without the carbon impact.

🐟 Belgium-based Paleo, which is working on producing meat and fish proteins via precision fermentation, raised €2M seed funding to build an R&D centre, pilot plant and experience centre.

🐄 New Zealand startup Off-Piste Provisions raised $1.5M in a record-breaking pre-seed funding round and launched one of the country’s first plant-based jerkies after a year-long R&D project to get the perfect texture.

🥼 Estonia’s Gelatex Technologies secured €1.2M seed funding to fund its innovation within cultivated meat scaffolds, which could potentially slash the cost of cell-based meat production.
📱 US-based Mustard, whose app is revolutionising food ordering, secured $1M. Its service allows users to view ‘influencer’ reviews of local eateries and order what they see on screen.

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

🚚 Singapore food delivery app Grab, which provides meal and grocery delivery, cloud kitchen and other services throughout Southeast Asia, raised $4.5 billion following a record-breaking SPAC deal - the largest in the world to date.

🥕 New York speedy grocery delivery service JOKR raised $260M Series B funding and hit unicorn status just nine months after launching. It plans to further expand its operations, which includes a push into three continents at once.

📱 Melbourne-based Mr Yum secured $65M Series A funding for its mobile ordering and payments platform, which it’s on a mission to make the “Shopify for restaurants”.

🥛 Australian firm Wide Open Agriculture secured $20M to “transition into plant-based production”, starting with building Western Australia’s first oat milk factory.


📱 New York-based Pepper closed $16M Series A funding for its portal which allows restaurants and grocery stores to order directly from food distributors. It is aiming to work with 25,000 outlets in the US and Canada.

🧪 US synthetic biology startup Aanika Biosciences secured $12M Series A funding to scale up its platform of edible, microbial tags which increase food traceability.

🗑️ Boston-based Spoiler Alert raised $11M Series A funding to grow its food waste-fighting ‘liquidation platform’ that allows CPG companies to sell their surplus and short-dated stock to discount retailers.

🍺 Aussie non-alcoholic beer brand Heaps Normal raised $8.5M Series A funding and is aiming to establish itself as the country’s leading alcohol-free beer brand with 20% of the market by 2025.


☕ New Delhi-based Sleepy Owl, which makes a wide range of ready-to-drink coffee products, secured $6.5M Series A funding to expand its operations and ramp up its marketing.

🥓 Plant-based bacon company Hooray Foods, based in San Francisco, secured an additional $2.7M in extension seed funding to further expand its operations, having already landed in 1,000 US outlets and 180 Canadian grocery stores since its inception a year ago.

🌱 Aussie startup Jupiter Ionics, a spin-out from Melbourne’s Monash University’s Technology Precinct, secured $2.5M seed funding to scale up its “green” ammonia fertiliser which gives high crop yields without the carbon impact.

🐟 Belgium-based Paleo, which is working on producing meat and fish proteins via precision fermentation, raised €2M seed funding to build an R&D centre, pilot plant and experience centre.

🐄 New Zealand startup Off-Piste Provisions raised $1.5M in a record-breaking pre-seed funding round and launched one of the country’s first plant-based jerkies after a year-long R&D project to get the perfect texture.

🥼 Estonia’s Gelatex Technologies secured €1.2M seed funding to fund its innovation within cultivated meat scaffolds, which could potentially slash the cost of cell-based meat production.
📱 US-based Mustard, whose app is revolutionising food ordering, secured $1M. Its service allows users to view ‘influencer’ reviews of local eateries and order what they see on screen.

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

🚚 Singapore food delivery app Grab, which provides meal and grocery delivery, cloud kitchen and other services throughout Southeast Asia, raised $4.5 billion following a record-breaking SPAC deal - the largest in the world to date.

🥕 New York speedy grocery delivery service JOKR raised $260M Series B funding and hit unicorn status just nine months after launching. It plans to further expand its operations, which includes a push into three continents at once.

📱 Melbourne-based Mr Yum secured $65M Series A funding for its mobile ordering and payments platform, which it’s on a mission to make the “Shopify for restaurants”.

🥛 Australian firm Wide Open Agriculture secured $20M to “transition into plant-based production”, starting with building Western Australia’s first oat milk factory.


📱 New York-based Pepper closed $16M Series A funding for its portal which allows restaurants and grocery stores to order directly from food distributors. It is aiming to work with 25,000 outlets in the US and Canada.

🧪 US synthetic biology startup Aanika Biosciences secured $12M Series A funding to scale up its platform of edible, microbial tags which increase food traceability.

🗑️ Boston-based Spoiler Alert raised $11M Series A funding to grow its food waste-fighting ‘liquidation platform’ that allows CPG companies to sell their surplus and short-dated stock to discount retailers.

🍺 Aussie non-alcoholic beer brand Heaps Normal raised $8.5M Series A funding and is aiming to establish itself as the country’s leading alcohol-free beer brand with 20% of the market by 2025.


☕ New Delhi-based Sleepy Owl, which makes a wide range of ready-to-drink coffee products, secured $6.5M Series A funding to expand its operations and ramp up its marketing.

🥓 Plant-based bacon company Hooray Foods, based in San Francisco, secured an additional $2.7M in extension seed funding to further expand its operations, having already landed in 1,000 US outlets and 180 Canadian grocery stores since its inception a year ago.

🌱 Aussie startup Jupiter Ionics, a spin-out from Melbourne’s Monash University’s Technology Precinct, secured $2.5M seed funding to scale up its “green” ammonia fertiliser which gives high crop yields without the carbon impact.

🐟 Belgium-based Paleo, which is working on producing meat and fish proteins via precision fermentation, raised €2M seed funding to build an R&D centre, pilot plant and experience centre.

🐄 New Zealand startup Off-Piste Provisions raised $1.5M in a record-breaking pre-seed funding round and launched one of the country’s first plant-based jerkies after a year-long R&D project to get the perfect texture.

🥼 Estonia’s Gelatex Technologies secured €1.2M seed funding to fund its innovation within cultivated meat scaffolds, which could potentially slash the cost of cell-based meat production.
📱 US-based Mustard, whose app is revolutionising food ordering, secured $1M. Its service allows users to view ‘influencer’ reviews of local eateries and order what they see on screen.

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