Pitch + Plant highlights latest innovations and opportunity in European foodtech

On July 13th, London’s LUSH Studio hosted a tasty gathering of some of Britain’s most innovative food pioneers for the inaugural Pitch + Plant startup competition. Created by Vevolution, the competition was designed to shine a spotlight on new plant-based innovations in foodtech, a space that continues to experience considerable growth in Europe and beyond.  Growing […]

London-based “online restaurant” startup Taster lands $8 million

The UK-founded delivery-only restaurant company Taster has secured $8 million in a funding round from Battery Ventures, Heartcore Capital, LocalGlobe, Marc Ménasé (Founders Future) and other existing investors. Founded in 2017 by Anton Soulier, one of the first employees at Deliveroo, Taster currently operates three delivery-only restaurant brands — Mission Saigon, O Ke Kai, and […]

The UK-founded personalised supplement startup The Nue Co. raises $9 million

British-founded startup The Nue Co. that provides subscription-based meal supplements has landed $9 million in a funding round led by Waldencast, with participation from Unilever Ventures, Redo Ventures, and Columbia Care. The startup is currently headquartered in the US, with the UK being its biggest market. The company develops formulas that come in the form […]

London-based food discovery app nez raises £2 million

London-founded food and drinks discovery app nez has landed a £2 million funding round from several investors including Martin Robinson, chairman of Burger King UK. nez is an app that aggregates “hyperlocal, real-time offers in London,” namely is in Soho, Bank, Covent Garden, Holborn, Farringdon, Liverpool St, Old Street, St Paul’s and Chancery Lane. “I […]

UK-based “future of food” startup Huel secures £20 million

Huel, a London-based startup that produces and sells powder meals for busy people, has landed a £20 million funding round from Highland Capital. This is the company’s first round of funding since its inception in 2015. Huel — a portmanteau of “human fuel” — offers a range of “nutritionally complete” foods, meaning that a human […]

Danish ready-to-eat meal delivery startup Simple Feast lands $12 million

Simple Feast, a Copenhagen-founded startup that delivers environmentally-conscious vegetarian ready-to-eat meals, has raised a $12 million Series A funding round led by Balderton Capital, with participation from 14W in New York. Founded in 2015, Simple Feast employs 20 people full-time and states fighting the climate change as its primary mission. The way to achieve it […]

Swedish food waste app Karma has raised $12 million Series A from Kinnevik

Stockholm-based Karma, an app the helps restaurants and supermarkets reduce food waste, has raised a $12 million Series A round led by Kinnevik, with participation from Bessemer, e.ventures, and Electrolux. Karma has now raised over $18 million in total. Food waste is an enormous global problem, both economically and environmentally, with over $1 trillion of […]