In this second edition of Future Food, I chat to Robb about his food preferences, his contrarian views of the plant-based meat trend, the role of big data in food, and how the Amazon deal came about.
Farmstead claims to be the nation’s first AI-powered digital grocer that sources and delivers fresh, local food from farm to fridge in 60 minutes.
The fledgling startup industry looks different to other global markets with the vast majority of innovation and investment ($1.7 billion) taking place downstream; but China’s agrifood startup scene has something the US market does not.
Milk & Eggs is different to other online grocers because what’s purchased is made-to-order; it’s like it’s providing people with their own personal farmer, according to the CEO.
The California-based startup that was forced to withdraw from various cities across the US in 2015 after expanding too quickly, recapitalized in 2016.
Doodhwala is building its own logistics service, overriding India's established and complex network of middlemen and dealing directly with farmers.
There are a number of key areas of opportunity for agrifood tech startups in Europe as the support and resources available to entrepreneurs increases slowly, write Thomas van den Boezem and Louisa Burwood-Taylor.