Snippets – US online speciality food and an Irish Organic sector challenge

These have been kicking around my inbox for a month or so now.

Mouth.com

They don’t aggregate products and pass fulfilment back to producers. And they have a lovely definition of their core focus:
“Included in the “indie food” category are artisan, small batch, handmade, organic, gluten-free and other packaged specialty foods that are “made by people not corporations, and typically involve a recipe,”

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I am liking that a lot. Funding in place, great design and strong core. Picked up via a piece in the Wall Street Journal.

Hope they succeed 🙂

An Open Letter to the Organic Movement in Ireland

Ollie Moore is someone I like a lot. A journalist and musician he juggles a lot of pies. And hats. At his core is organics and the importance of a healthy sector in Ireland. His post is about stagnancy and what can be done to overcome that.

Much more debate needed around this tbh.

Keith

 

Scaling Food Businesses – Funding activity Nov Dec 2012 to date #digitalfoodfunding

Who: Burpple

What do they do: a mobile photo sharing service for food lovers

Where: Asia

How Much and When: Dec 2012, $500,000

Thanks to TheNextWeb for that – full story here.

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Who: NatureBox

What do they do: the company distributes its own brand of nutritionist-approved health foods

Where: USA

How Much and When: Dec 2012, $2 million

Thanks to Techcrunch for that – full story here.

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Who: HelloFresh (www.hellofresh.com)

What do they do: subscription service that sends users a recipe and the needed fresh ingredients

Where: USA & Europe

How Much and When: Dec 2012, $10 million

Thanks to Techcrunch for that – full story here.

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Who: OrderAhead (www.orderaheadapp.com)

What do they do: OrderAhead gives you the ability to quickly order pickup from great local merchants.

Where: USA

How Much and When: Dec 2012, $200k

Thanks to Techcrunch for that – full story here.

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Who: Foody (www.foody.vn)

What do they do: OpenTable-like service

Where: Asia

How Much and When: Nov 2012, undisclosed

Thanks to TheNextWeb for that – full story here.

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Who: Farmigo (www.farmigo.com)

What do they do: Farmigo is dedicated to creating a healthy alternative food system

Where: USA

How Much and When: Nov 2012, $8 million

Thanks to TheNextWeb for that – full story here.

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Who: Snapdish (snapdi.sh)

What do they do: Take quick photos of your dishes.
Enjoy sharing them with your friends.

Where: Asia

How Much and When: Nov 2012, undisclosed

Thanks to TheNextWeb for that – full story here.

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Who: Urban Remedy (snapdi.sh)

What do they do: this service focuses on bringing complete packages of juices, meals, and snacks into people’s homes.

Where: USA

How Much and When: Nov 2012, $1 million

Thanks to TheNextWeb for that – full story here.

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If you know of any more funding rounds announced by digital/online/mobile food businesses in Nov/Dec 2012 leave a comment and I will update this.

thanks, Keith