A Melbourne-based startup is tackling the 250,000 tonnes of food waste generated each year in the food services industry with new monitoring technology – simply installed onto existing appliances. Operandio is helping hospitality and retail-based businesses to digitise processes, and support their teams to access training and communications. The new automated temperature sensors retail for… Read more »
Hospitality wholesale ordering platform Foodbomb has introduced a buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) product to help restaurateurs and cafe owners manage supplier payments. Foodbomb’s solution, BompPay, gives users 21-days of credit to pay wholesale suppliers without additional cost. Suppliers are paid immediately. Founder and CEO Paul Tory said that recent discussions with clients revealed that more than 40%… Read more »
Hospitality food wholesale marketplace, FoodByUs, has raised $10 million in a Series A raise. The round led by cornerstone investor Macquarie Capital, with support from Base Capital and New York marketplace investor F J Labs. Despite the pummeling the sector has endured from ongoing lockdowns over the last 18 months, FoodByUs has seen annual sales… Read more »
Foodbomb, a produce wholesale marketplace for the hospitality sector, has raised A$4.5 million in a series A The round was backed by EVP, Athletic Ventures, Aura Ventures, Tony Gandel’s family investment vehicle, Tahmedia, and Platform Advisory Partners. It’s EVP’s third investment in the business since 2019. The raise will enable the four-year-old startup to expand… Read more »
Hospitality jobs and training platform Barcats has raised $2.4 million amid the ongoing disruption to the sector caused by pandemic lockdowns. Existing investors, including business journalist Ross Greenwood and Computershare founder Chris Morris once again backed the latest, round, with the Colonial Leisure Group owner raising his stake in the four-year-old startup from 7.25% to… Read more »
Startup Daily TV: How tech platform SHFT App pivoted from hospitality to the casual staffing solution every company needs
Like the hospitality industry itself, Sydney startup SHFTHero was forced to pivot soon after it launched and the restaurant industry was shut down by the pandemic. The tech business set out to help the hospitality and events sector with casual staff . After an initial roll out of the staff sharing app in 2019, had more… Read more »
Supp is an app currently available to hospitality venues in Melbourne that offers casual shifts and connects employers with workers The idea was the brainchild of the couple behind Fitzroy’s Lune Croissanterie Supp is now seeking $1m via equity crowdfunding to take the idea interstate In the last two years, some of the biggest names… Read more »
Bellr is a customer relationship management system for venues, though the cofounders like to call it a ‘PRM’, rather: a patron relationship management platform.
A few months on from launch, food and beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil has announced the first investment by its Amatil X arm, with the corporate venture platform taking a 20 percent stake in Australian startup Doshii.
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.
The transient nature of work in the industry, however, can mean that as staff come and go, businesses don’t have time to train employees. Looking to make it easier is Melbourne-founded Typsy, founded by Jonathan Plowright.
Squaddle is an app which connects hospitality contractors to businesses that need to fill gaps in their roster on-demand.
POSMusic serves licensed songs though an app and desktop service for retailers, providing analytical tools, custom-made playlists and Spotify integration.
Westpac-backed VC fund Reinventure has today announced its seed investment in Melbourne-based payment middleware platform Doshii.
Groupee allows users to quickly pay their portion of a bill at a restaurant or cafe, whether they’ve dined with one other person or 20.