All posts by Lauren Manning

Lauren is a contributing writer for AgFunderNews, lawyer, adjunct law professor raising cattle, sheep, and goats in Northwest Arkansas. You can contact her at [email protected]

Meal Kit Startups Focus on Health & Fitness as UK’s Gousto and MindFul Chef Raise Combined £24m

It’s been a bumpy ride for many startup businesses offering meal kit delivery services — where they send customers pre-portioned ingredients to cook specific recipes at home each week.

The cost of attracting and retaining customers, and the logistical challenge that is delivering fresh produce, has proven a cost too big for many such startups leading to closures and failure across the globe.

Farmer-Centric Accelerator AgLaunch Awards Row Crop Challenge Winner Kopper Kutter

Innova Memphis, a Tennessee-based venture firm, has announced the winner of its first $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of the Farm Journal Expo last week. After pitching in the final four, selected from a group of national applicants, Kopper Kutter was voted by a panel of farmers as the lucky inaugural winner.