🚲 🇫🇮 Huuva, a Finnish startup, raised €4.9M for its restaurant-delivery platforms. Unlike most existing platforms, it targets locations outside city centres. It creates restaurant pools and enables consumers to make orders from more than one spot.
🍽️ 🇫🇷 PopChef, a French startup, raised €15M for its smart canteen solutions. Created as a meal delivery startup, PopChef has pivoted to B2B and is now a significant player in the smart fridge market.
✏️ 🇳🇿 MenuAid raised NZ$1M for its meal planning subscription service. Users tell the software about their preferences and diet, and it makes recommendations and shopping lists.
🦸 🇨🇴 RobinFood, a Colombian startup, raised $32M to expand its virtual restaurant brands across Latin America.
🧑🌾 🇺🇸 FarmWise, a US-based weeding robot startup, raised $45M. This creates a sustainable alternative to chemicals. To do so, FarmWises combines robotics and AI to recognise plants. (Have a look at the video of the robot here)
🍔 🇮🇱 Brevel, an Israeli startup, raised $8.4M to scale its production of alternative proteins made of microalgae. The startup says it has found answers to the two issues with microalgae: taste and flavour.
🚲 🇪🇬 Appetito, an Egyptian quick-commerce startup, acquires its competitor Lamma (operating in Tunisia and Morocco) for $10M. This is again proof of the current consolidation in this category.