Dr Christine Pitt, CEO of the Food Futures Company, at the launch of the Mars Seeds of Change Accelerator. Source: supplied Global food giant Mars is launching a food accelerator in Australia and the US and is now on the hunt for early-stage food-focused companies with an emphasis on healthier and more sustainable products. The… Read more »
Fast food billionaire Jack Cowin has partnered with the CSIRO’s innovation fund to create a plant-based burger The JV business, v2food, has been tasked with developing the ‘v2whopper’. Fast food meat alternatives are expected to generate $7.5 billion in revenue by 2025. Jack Cowin became a billionaire selling burgers through his Hungry Jacks fast food… Read more »
Grabox has dubbed itself an “in-car convenience store”: it distributes to drivers boxes full of snacks that passengers can buy during their ride.
Sydney startup ShoreTrade has raised $2 million in a seed funding round led by Investible to launch a trading platform for the seafood industry.
Wagga Wagga is set to boost its agtech chops further, with impact investment services firm Blue River Group launching Bridge Hub, an innovation hub to test and commercialise new ideas in the agrifood sector.
Focused on helping food businesses develop and sell via their own brand rather than putting this in the hands of another service is Order Up.
Kyla Kirkpatrick last year launched ecommerce platform Emperor Champagne, aimed at helping consumers “go on a journey” and identify the champagnes that are best for them.
Rocket Seeder will guide those working on ideas around personalised nutrition, snacking on the go, healthy ageing, and sustainable consumption & packaging.
Yoghurt company Chobani has launched the Australian arm of its food-focused incubator program, announcing the five startups set to make up the first cohort.
German startup giant Rocket Internet has acquired Australian online corporate catering business Order-In. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Feastively’s promise is that meals take only 15 minutes to cook or prepare, in one pan, with Feastively’s chefs doing all the chopping of ingredients and pre-cooking for them.
SnackProud looks to help companies do their part to ensure their employees are snacking healthily by providing snack boxes packed full of snacks that deliver the energy hit without the nutritional hit.
EatClub aims to help restaurants to fill their empty tables in off-peak or slower periods by helping them communicate deals to diners.
Despite the buzz around on-demand startups, running a business based on logistics is difficult for everyone, whether it’s Deliveroo or smaller players.