From Beyonce’s new vegan meal startup to Rocket Internet buying 9 startups and majorly consolidating the international food delivery space, these are last week’s top food tech news and innovation stories. Like what you read? Feast your eyes on the full roundup here. Or better yet, sign up for Food+Tech Bytes and get the latest and greatest in food tech delivered to your inbox every week.
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5. HelloFresh Capital Infusion Ramps up Meal-kit Delivery Battles –New York Business Journal
The startup raised $125 million to fuel its expansion led by Rocket Internet, which now owns a majority stake in the company.
It has acquired a 30% stake in Delivery Hero, and it has purchased the holdings of seven other food delivery companies in Asia.
The meals, which range in price from $9.76 to $16.50, are entirely plant-based and do not include gluten, soy, dairy or GMOs.
When you need formula you simply press a button and it squirts out, pre-warmed and ready to drink.