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London’s Jiffy scoops $28M for speedy grocery delivery

– London grocery delivery startup Jiffy raised $28m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by family-owned investment company Heartland, with Boston-based international VC fund Flint Capital also participating, along with gaming firm Playrix and existing investors Baring Vostok Capital Partners and LVL1 among others.
– The startup operates a network of its own dark stores to do fulfilment — enabling it to offer the promise of “fresh groceries in 15 minutes.”
– It has amassed around 20,000 customers so far across its six delivery zones (all in London for now).

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CookUnity whips up nationwide expansion following $47M round

– CookUnity, a subscription-based meal delivery startup, raised $47m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and joined by Endeavor Capital and previous investors IDCV, Fuel Ventures and Gaingels.
– The company has now raised a total of $70m since its inception in 2018.

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Fresh Prep Raises $21M in Series B Funding

– Fresh Prep is a Vancouver, Canada-based meal kit company.
– The company raised $21M in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Yellow Point Equity Partners with participation from Renewal Funds.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth through talent acquisition, automation, new products, and geographic expansion.

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Trifecta Closes $20M Series B Funding

– Trifecta, a Sacramento, Calif.-based organic food delivery service, closed a $20m Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Spring Lake Equity Partners (Plated, Signify Health), with participation from Data Point Capital, Raptor Group, and Hall Group.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand the reach of its core fully prepared meal delivery services and its immersive digital offerings.

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WoodSpoon Raises $14M in Series A Funding to Deliver Home-cooked Food from Local Home Chefs

– WoodSpoon, the home-cooked delivery service connecting local home chefs with customers craving homemade food, has raised $14m in Series A.
– The funding led by Restaurant Brands International (RBI) with participation from World Trade Ventures (WTV), Victor Lazarte and other individual investors.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth through R&D, marketing and the doubling of its team in order to expand into new markets.

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Bolt Raises $713M in Funding at $4.75 Billion Post-Money Valuation

– Bolt, a Tallinn, Estonia-based ride-hailing company, raised $713m in funding.
– The funds were raised from a range of investors including Sequoia, Tekne, and Ghisallo, G Squared, D1 Capital, and Naya.
– The new investment will be used to boost its new grocery delivery service, Bolt Market, and accelerate its expansion of existing mobility and delivery products.

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Gopuff Raises $1 Billion in New Funding from Leading Global Investors

– Gopuff, the go-to platform for consumers’ immediate everyday needs, announced that it has secured $1 billion in new funding at a $15 billion valuation.
– Some of the world’s foremost technology investors participated in the round, including new investors Blackstone’s Horizon platform, Guggenheim Investments, Hedosophia, MSD Partners, and Adage Capital, along with existing investors Fidelity Management and Research Company, Softbank Vision Fund 1, Atreides Management, and Eldridge.
– With these new funds, Gopuff will continue to accelerate its strategic business initiatives including further geographic expansion across North America, deeper expansion into the UK and across Europe, hiring top-tier local talent, and focusing on enhancing its technology to continue to deliver an exceptional customer experience.

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Notch Raises $10M in Funding

– Notch is a Toronto, Canada-based provider of online restaurant supply chain software solution.
– The company raised $10M in funding.
– The round was led by Accomplice and BDC with participation from MATH Venture Partners, Golden Ventures, The Yield Lab, Garage Capital, Plexo Capital, Agman, Mark MacLeod, Paul Genier, Shannon Lambert, and Jean Genier.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth and development of the company’s solution for restaurant chains and food brands.

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Valet Raises Pre-Seed Round Led by Pareto Holdings to Create an On-Demand, White-Glove Concierge Delivery Service

– Valet, the first-of-its-kind, online concierge service that brings iconic restaurant experiences to its users, announced a $500k pre-seed round led by Pareto Holdings.
– The funding round comes at a time when people are looking forward to sharing in-person experiences once again, with group outings, shared meals, and travel and leisure activity strongly on the rebound.
– Valet is uniquely positioned to capitalize on this reopening by providing white-glove delivery services with an initial focus on group ordering from world-renowned restaurants and chefs.
– Its domain expertise of last-mile, on-demand and high-quality delivery brings acclaimed dishes to anyone, anywhere.

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Collectiv Food raises $16M Series A to connect food producers directly with kitchens

– Collectiv Food, a food supply chain startup, raised $16m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by VNV Global and joined by VisVires New Protein, Octopus Ventures, Norrsken VC and existing investors, including Partech, Colle Capital and Mustard Seed.
– The company operates by sourcing food directly from producers, disintermediating the wholesaler middleman, and delivering straight to professional kitchens.
– Customers include Big Mamma Group, The Hush Collection, Dirty Bones, Megan’s, Crussh, Butchie’s, Cocotte, Tossed and Fresh Fitness Food.

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Choco Raises $100M in Series B Funding

– Choco, a Berlin, Germany-based technology company building a connected global food system, raised $100m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Left Lane Capital and joined by venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, with further participation from existing investors Coatue Management and Bessemer Venture Partners.
– The new investment will be used to continue expanding operations, development efforts, continue adding new functionalities that respond to real-time changes in the food services industry, and its business reach growing its existing customer footprint in its six current markets: the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, and Belgium.

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Dark Kitchen Startup Curb Raises €20M in Funding

– Curb is a Stockholm, Sweden-based dark kitchen startup.
– The company raised €20m in funding.
– The round was led by Point72 Ventures and EQT Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to invest in technology and to continue to grow its operations.

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Club Feast Raises $10.25M in Funding

– Club Feast is a San Francisco CA-based platform which specializes in delivering meals to consumers.
– The company raised $10.25m in funding.
– The round was led by previous investor General Catalyst, with participation from new investors Grishin Robotics, Modern Venture Partners, Eric Feldman, and Pika Capital.
– The new investment will be used to expand operations and business reach.

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Foodetective for Business Raises $2M in Seed Funding

– Foodetective is a Geneva, Switzerland- and Paris, France-based provider of an operating platform for the restaurant industry.
– The company raised $2m in seed funding.
– Backers included angel investors Serge Schoen, Filippo Catalano, Imai Jen La Plante, and Charles Lorenceau.
– The new funding will be used to launch the company’s API.

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Sharebite Completes $15 Million Series A Raise to Scale Adoption of Contactless Food Ordering for Offices as Return to Work Accelerates

– Sharebite, the leading mission-driven food ordering platform built exclusively for workplaces, announced the completion of its $15m Series A funding round to drive exponential growth and further strengthen its leadership in the corporate food ordering space.
– Impact-driven and minority-led investment firm Lafayette Square led this round along with the founders and former executives of Seamless (now part of GrubHub) and Delivery Hero, the leading European food delivery platform.
– Sharebite’s laser-focus on developing food ordering solutions for the workplace has allowed it to establish a strong foothold within the larger food delivery space.

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Taster grabs $37 million for its native online restaurants

– Taster has raised a $37m Series B funding round.
– The round was led by Octopus Venture, Battery Ventures, Latitude (LocalGlobe), HeartCore, Rakuten, GFC and Founders Future.
– The company operates dozens of restaurants that only exist on food delivery platforms.
– You can’t book a table — there is no table.
– Taster has been focusing on five street food-inspired concepts so far — Bian Dang (Taiwanese food), A Burgers (plant-based burgers), Mission Saigon (Vietnamese food), Out Fry (Korean food) and Stacksando (Japanese street food).
– After that, Taster has opened dozens of kitchens across 40 different cities and listed its kitchens on food delivery platforms such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

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Manna Raises $25M in Series A Funding

– Manna, a Dublin, Ireland-based food delivery startup which uses drones, raised $25M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Draper Esprit.
Team Europe, DST Global and existing investors Dynamo Ventures, Atlantic Bridge and Elkstone also participated in the round.
– The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach, continue to scale its fleet of drones and to begin supporting critical medical deliveries.

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Deliverect gobbles up $65M for a platform that streamlines online and offline food orders

– Deliverect, a restaurant food delivery management platform, raised $65m in funding.
– The round was led by DST and Redpoint Ventures, with OMERS, Newion, Smartfin and the founders also participating.
– It brings the total raised by Deliverect to $90m.
– The company processed some $1bn across 30 million orders for its customers in the last year.

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Hungry Planet® Announces Oversubscribed Series A Financing Round to Build Capacity for Breakthrough Plant-Based Meat Range

– Hungry Planet, Inc. announced that it closed an oversubscribed $25m Series A financing round.
– The round was led by Post Holdings and included other leading plant-forward investors.
– The round will be used to build capacity for Hungry Planet’s breakthrough plant-based meats, and accelerate growth across retail, foodservice and e-commerce channels, both domestically and internationally.
– The market value of plant-based meat is expected to reach $35.4 billion by 2027.

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Territory Foods Raises $22M in Funding

– Territory Foods is an Arlington, Va.-based nutritionist designed meal delivery service tailored to personalized dietary preferences.
– The company closed a $22m funding round.
– The round was led by U.S. Venture Partners with participation from Upfront Ventures, Lewis & Clark Ventures, DF Enterprises, S2G Ventures, Gaingels, Middleland Capital, Finistere Ventures and Rethink Food Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand its business reach nationwide.

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‘Instant needs’ delivery startup goPuff raises $1.15B at an $8.9B valuation

– Delivery startup goPuff raised $1.15bn in funding.
– The round was led by D1 Capital Partners, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Baillie Gifford, Eldridge, Reinvent Capital, Luxor Capital and SoftBank Vision Fund 1.
– The company plans to use the funding to continue expanding throughout the United States, as well as internationally, and to introduce new products.

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Fridge No More Closes $15.4 Million Series A

– Fridge No More closes $15.4m Series A funding round to expand operations across New York City and the East Coast.
– The investment round is led by New York based leading venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners. Existing investors including Altair Capital (amongst others) have participated in the round as well.
– Fridge No More is a 15-minute grocery delivery service currently offered on iOS and Android. With free instant delivery, no minimum order and supermarket prices, large weekly grocery hauls become a relic of the past; that’s why the brand is called Fridge No More!
– The company has also created a proprietary, data-rich platform for inventory and order management that is iteratively optimized based on store-specific customer demand.

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London’s Jiffy picks up £2.6M seed to enter the grocery dark store race

– London-based Jiffy, which aims to deliver fresh groceries and household essentials in around 15 minutes, has raised £2.6m in seed funding.
– Backing the upstart is venture capital fund LVL1 Group, with participation from AddVenture, TA Ventures, Vladimir Kholiaznikov, and angel investors Oskar Hartmann, Alexander Nevinskiy and Dominique Locher.
– The company will use the injection of capital to launch its first stores in London, as early as this month.
– It plans to make the service available in Westminster, Waterloo, Lambeth, Battersea, Clapham Town, Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Whitechapel, Stepney Green and Leytonstone.

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Lineage Logistics Raises $1.9 Billion in New Equity to Fund Investment in Global Network Capacity and Industry-Leading Technology

– Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced it has raised $1.9 billion in equity from new and existing strategic partners.
– Participating investors include BentallGreenOak, D1 Capital Partners, Oxford Properties, CenterSquare Investment Management, MS Tactical Value and Conversant Capital, OP Trust, Cohen & Steers, among others.

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IFC backs Bolt with $24M to expand its transportation network in emerging markets

– Bolt, an Uber competitor, raised $24m in funding.
– The funding was led by IFC and joined by existing investors.
– The company plans to expand its services in Eastern Europe and Africa.

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MealMe raises $900,000 for its food search engine

– MealMe.ai, a food search engine, raised $900k in pre-seed funding.
Palm Drive Capital led the round, with participation from Slow Ventures and CP Ventures.
– TechCrunch first became familiar with MealMe when it presented as part of the Techstars Atlanta demo day last October, mentioning it in a roundup of favorite startups from a group of the accelerator’s startup cohorts.
– The company’s product allows users to search for food, or a restaurant. It then displays price points from various food-delivery apps for what the user wants to eat and have delivered. And, notably, MealMe allows for in-app checkout, regardless of the selected provider.
– The service could boost pricing and delivery-speed transparency amongst the different apps that help folks eat, like DoorDash and Uber Eats.

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Sustainable Online Grocery Company Imperfect Foods Raises $110 Million

– Imperfect Foods is a sustainable online grocery company.
– The company raised $110m in Series D funding.
– The round was led by Hamilton Lane and Blisce, and joined by existing investors, including Accel, Greycroft, and Advancit Capital.

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Flipdish Raises €40M in Funding

– Flipdish, a Dublin, UK-based online ordering and loyalty platform for takeaways and restaurants, raised €40m in funding.
Tiger Global Management made the investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to grow its international presence, continue to build a product for its restaurant partners and attract new customers from independents to large food chains.
– Founded by brothers Conor and James McCarthy in 2015, Flipdish puts restaurants, cafes and takeaways of all sizes in control of their business growth with a digital ordering and marketing system to build brands, grow profits and turn customers into regulars.

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