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A company that’s building software for restaurants that helps them manage their menus, guest lists and food orders.

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A startup that sells ready-made food for people who live in an area where it’s hard to get good quality food

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A food delivery app for veterans in the US.

168

A startup that sells food that is healthy and cheap and also helps people lose weight

145

A startup that produces a monthly box of healthy food which can be ordered online and delivered

143

A food delivery service that uses a network of personal chefs to create a personalized meal based on the order. The startup has also launched a restaurant-delivery service that provides delivery 24/7.

139

A food delivery service using robots

136

A meal delivery app for consumers who want healthy food at home.

134

A startup that helps restaurants quickly take and sell photos of their food

131

A company that helps restaurants review their food, and give customers ratings, which they hope will help improve online food ordering.

124

A new online service for monitoring food safety by connecting restaurants to their city’s local health department, so they can get regular reminders about things like food safety.

123

A review platform for restaurants. Users can rate restaurants on their service, experience, and food quality.

117

The startup is building an ecosystem of connected devices that’s meant to make the kitchen smarter. It’s a modular system, with sensors such as a thermometer and a oven that work together to track food and cook times.

115

A food delivery startup that wants to take on Uber Eats. The company is currently only available in Seattle and has $3 million in funding.

112

A food truck that turns every meal into a voucher, for use at any restaurant. The startup wants to make food more efficient, so that everyone can eat more.

109

Fetch is a platform for food delivery. Unlike Grubhub, Fetch offers more than just food delivery. The startup is using the same data it collects on its deliveries to help restaurants build better menus and make food-ordering easier.

107

If you’re a food blogger, you need to know how to cook. The startup helps you do just that with a workflow that allows you to take photos of food you’re cooking and then create a recipe card that you can share with your readers.

106

A "social media for food" that brings restaurants and chefs together to create new menus and recipes.

105

A platform for food delivery that wants to compete with GrubHub and Uber Eats.

102

A tool for restaurants that allows them to sell their surplus food at lower prices to their customers.

100

A food delivery business that uses an app to make a restaurant delivery within 15 minutes.

99

Food delivery with the option to customize your order

98

A startup that lets people track their food from farm to table.

98

A subscription streaming video service that’s aiming to be the Netflix of food shows, with a focus on the culinary arts. The company is currently in the business development stage.

97

A meal delivery service that expands to food trucks

96

A mobile app that helps users take pictures of their receipts, and then automatically categorize them into different expense categories, such as rent, food, and transportation.

95

A platform for food safety and quality control, building a “food stamp for restaurants”

95

A platform that makes it easy for restaurants to streamline the food order process for both customers and their back-of-house staff.

95

A platform to connect suppliers to restaurants with the goal of increasing food security in the developing world.

95

The startup is building an app that lets people instantly pack and ship their food using their smartphone.

94

This startup is building an app that connects farmers with their local food bank. The farmers will use the app to schedule deliveries of food, and the food bank will use the app to get the food delivered to their warehouse. The startup is building the platform with the help of a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

94

A startup that tracks your food intake and helps you reach your healthy eating goals.

93

Bringing good food to your kitchen and your home.

92

This is a food delivery service for people that need help with their diabetes.

92

A mobile app that tracks food and exercise, and allows users to share their data with others.

91

A food delivery service that promises to deliver food to your door in under 30 minutes.

91

A San Francisco-based company that wants to make it easy for people to take photos and videos of their food. The startup is focused on helping people create the perfect Instagram photos to show off what they’re cooking, eating, or buying.

91

A hardware company building a connected kitchen to help manage and measure food preparation.

91

This machine learning startup is building a program to identify problems in the world’s food supply

91

The founders of this startup are building a device to help you identify the origin of your food. It can be used to eliminate food fraud, and help the world’s poorest populations.

90

A directory for hospital employees to find any service they need, from doctors to nurses to food delivery, all on one page.

90

A company that builds mobile apps for small businesses to offer services like food delivery, car delivery, and package delivery.

89

A new type of restaurant that delivers meals, but instead of ordering food online, you get to pick it up at a store. The app will be available in the next few months.

89

A $12-per-month service that brings an emergency food box to your doorstep. The startup has already helped more than 300 people, and partners with a network of food pantries.

89

Aspiring to be a Tinder for food delivery, this startup is building a mobile app that helps users find food from local restaurants.

88

Let’s call this app the “Uber for food”. This is a restaurant-on-demand service that can be triggered via a mobile app.

88

This startup is building a “sugar factory” that will use a patented process to turn sugar beet waste from the food industry into ethanol.

88

A tool for distribution of food and groceries to people in need, in the form of a vehicle equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee machine, and that can travel down the street from a central hub. The startup’s founders are veterans of the American military.

88

A startup that provides a service where it sends you a box of healthy food every week and you can pick it up at a convenient location

87

Provenance is a food tracking app, that has been billed as a startup that’s trying to get food to the same level of transparency as it has in other industries like banking or ride sharing. It’s a bit like the app Just Eat, but for food.

87

An online food ordering and delivery platform that uses an in-app feature to review restaurants and take reservations.

87

This startup is looking to make organic food shopping for the Whole Foods shopper a little easier. They’re working with farmers to create an easy-to-use app that allows users to buy produce from their smartphones. They’re currently working with three farmers in the Midwest and hope to add more in the future.

87

Deliveroo is a food delivery service that allows restaurants to use their app to take orders for their customers, with the option to customize the meal or package it for individual delivery. It already has 2.4 million users within the UK and a service that is growing more than 100% year-over-year.

86

A platform that helps restaurants manage their supply chain and order inventory to keep the stores stocked. The startup was acquired by the parent company of Whole Foods.

86

A social enterprise that trains and provides jobs for refugees, and which also works to provide food and shelter to those displaced.

85

A startup that helps the millions of people who have a food allergy or are just looking for healthier options prepare meals easily.

85

A platform for visualizing the supply chain of products, especially food.

85

A firm that helps 1,500+ restaurants and other food establishments sell food online in the US

85

A startup that aims to deliver more than 100,000 tons of food a year to people in developing countries

84

A food delivery service for medical patients. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, and General Catalyst.

84

A company that is building a model to predict food allergies that can be used by the food industry to help them produce more nutritious, less allergenic food.

84

A fast-food delivery service that can deliver food to you in under 15 minutes. Their model is a bit like Uber Eats, but they’ve automated a lot of the process so you can order online, and the food will be delivered to you.

84

A mobile app that helps people find local cafes and restaurants. The startup, based in San Francisco, is pitching its app as a Yelp for food.

84

A food delivery service that provides delivery at the speed of a “pepperoni pizza” to customers who order through the app.

84

A “big data” solution that helps food companies track their supply chain and predict how much food they’ll need to produce. The startup’s founders say they’ve already signed up over 500 clients, including Walmart, Nestle, and Cargill.

84

A company that provides a platform for users to order food via text message, with a delivery fee attached.

84

A blockchain-based platform that lets people not only track their food and purchases, but also lets them tell the story of where their food came from.

84

This is a platform for businesses that produce food and drink to manage their inventory. The startup aims to make life easier for food producers, food retailers, and restaurants.

83

Food delivery for restaurant kitchens — the company provides a central platform for kitchens to manage orders, and payment is handled via a proprietary service that only the restaurants can use

83

A platform that helps restaurants manage their food waste, cutting down on food waste.

83

A social destination for food and drink recommendations.

83

Find and book a personal chef, who then delivers food to your home. The startup has raised $1.4 million in seed funding.

82

A startup that wants to make it easy to sign up for a monthly food delivery service.

82

A startup that makes an app for ordering and picking up food at restaurants

81

A startup for restaurants that helps them track and manage their food-related costs and inventory.

81

Part of a $100 million venture fund that’s investing in food technology startups, including a company that’s building a delivery service for food, and another that’s building a delivery network for food.

81

This startup aims to make it easier for people to take pictures of their food, and to turn them into a food blog.

80

From the founders of digital agency All Day I Dream About Food, a platform aimed at helping restaurants and chefs improve food quality and service.

80

Two founders left YC to build a $10 per month service to help food delivery services become more cost effective and more like an on-demand service. It’s available in a few cities in the US, and it’s simple: a “geofenced” area with a few delivery zones that are cheaper than a full city block.

80

The startup is building a system that lets restaurant operators do inventory management automatically, which is difficult because of the high number of variables involved in managing inventory, from the type of food to how it’s portioned and stored.

80

This startup is building a platform for sharing pictures of food. It’s simple and turns the act of eating into a social activity. It’s a way to get people together around food and helps businesses promote their products in a way that’s both fun and useful.

80

A startup that allows you to create an “Airbnb for Food”, allowing you to find and discover local restaurants that also allow you to book tables in advance. The company says it has already helped to book a hundred tables in New York City.

80

A food delivery service that will deliver “all-natural” meals from a community of home cooks that the company says will be better for the environment than restaurants.

80

A bit like Couchsurfing, but for food.

80

The team behind @TOH, a restaurant recommendation app, is building a system to help restaurants track their food waste and find solutions to it.

80

A food delivery service that will allow its customers to order their own vegetables, rice, and protein and have it delivered directly to their door.

79

This is a startup that’s building a personalized fitness plan for you based on your fitness goals, and your preferences like what music you like, which music to play, and what kind of food you like. It’s like an Uber for fitness.

79

A startup that wants to help people track and count the calories in their food

78

This startup wants to bring robotics to the home, allowing you to connect your computer to a robot arm that can grab things like food and medicine, and do the things you don’t want to do.

78

A kitchen system called the “KitchenPod” that’s meant to let you cook, then take the result home for later. The kitchen has a base unit, and a separate pod that connects to a smartphone. The fridge is connected to the base unit via Bluetooth, so it can track things like what you’re eating and how much of it you’re eating. When the pod is connected to the base unit, it can track the fridge’s temperature, as well as how much food it’s holding.

78

This is a company that is teaming up with a local restaurant to help you order food from a menu directly online. The idea is that you can then order a meal to be ready in the same spot that you want to pick it up from.

78

A logistics platform for food-delivery services. The startup’s founders are now working with a number of food and beverage companies in the Bay Area, including Temescal Brewing.

78

A food delivery app that has a rewards program. The app is currently in private beta with the public beta expected in 2020.

77

Future of Food is building an API that will allow food manufacturers to build custom labels for their products, allowing buyers to scan a QR code along with their smartphone and get product details and pricing.

77

A video food delivery service. The startup is planning to launch in Mexico City in the fourth quarter.

76

A startup that sells local marketplaces for food, alcohol, and other goods to consumers. It’s been in the works for over a year, though they haven’t yet been able to launch their app.

75

A startup that helps connect farmers with restaurants and retailers, allowing them to order food on a real-time basis.

75

A platform for connecting borrowers with investors, allowing for investments in anything from clothing and food to cars and real estate.

75

A company that buys the leftover food from the restaurants it serves, packaging and reselling the food for a profit.

75

A last-mile delivery service for restaurants. The startup's founders say food deliveries are a $21 billion market and it's growing 15-20% per year.

74

PetMD is a vet-tech startup that helps pet owners with a range of services, from consulting to pet care. It has a “pet concierge” service to help owners with questions like what to feed their pets when taking them to the vet, and what food to pick up on the way home.

74

A food delivery service that takes a cut of each order. The startup’s delivery partners are close to becoming available in Brooklyn, with plans to expand to a dozen more by the end of the year. The startup charges a 20% delivery fee.

74

A startup that lets you track your food and exercise in a single place.

73

A food delivery service that works with caterers and provides home delivery to over 100 cities in the US.

73

A food delivery startup that allows restaurants to stay open later and deliver food to people who don’t live in their neighborhood.

73

A startup that lets you buy food delivery from your favorite cafes and restaurants from your phone.

72

This startup is building a point-of-sale system for food trucks and other food-centric venues.

72

A restaurant delivery app for Miami. The startup helps restaurants deliver food to customers in their homes for pick up.

72

This app for restaurant managers lets them manage their restaurant’s food costs. The app is designed for restaurants with a large number of employees and several kitchens, and helps them track costs and improve efficiency.

72

This startup is selling a B2B service that helps restaurants, drug stores, and grocery stores bring back leftover food from customers.

72

This is a messaging app for food delivery workers, with the startup promising to cut down on food waste.

71

A new way for restaurants to sell their wares, working with local farmers and restaurants to offer a new way to buy local food.

71

A product that helps you identify which time of day you should be eating food and which foods are best for you.

71

Foodway is a startup whose goal is to make it easier for people to eat healthy food. It’s building a subscription service that connects restaurants with local food suppliers and curates food for its users.

70

A food delivery app that uses the same home delivery process as Uber Eats and Instacart, but for restaurants. It’s currently in the beginning of a round led by a VC firm that recently invested in Zume Pizza.

70

A startup that sources and purchases organic food in the US at wholesale prices, delivering it to customers for a small fee.

70

A B2B platform that helps restaurants manage their food delivery operations. The startup, in operation in San Francisco and New York, has raised $5.6 million to date.

68

A startup that connects restaurants with home delivery services, so that customers can order food that’s ready when they get it. The startup has already raised $2.4 million in funding.

68

The startup uses digital technology to help prevent fraud in the food supply chain, essentially helping to prevent food poisoning in a way that’s less intrusive than the E. coli outbreak that occurred in the fall.

68

Food delivery and home services in India with no delivery fees. The startup is looking to deliver a wide range of goods, from food to cleaning products, from thousands of businesses that have been vetted by the company.

67

This startup wants to make it possible to order food and drink delivery from your phone, via 1-click on an app.

67

A company that makes whiskey-inspired food and drink, with the goal of bringing new flavors to the market.

67

A company that helps automate supply chain processes for companies in the food and beverage industry. The startup’s software allows manufacturers to build a single, dynamic, supply chain plan, and it can adjust based on changes in demand and supply.

66

Helping companies review, rank and purchase equipment such as tickets, office supplies and food. They have raised $35 million to date and have a database of 15,000 to 20,000 clients.

65

A healthcare startup that’s aiming to help people with food allergies keep track of their food and their allergies.

65

A healthy, fast, and affordable way to get food delivered. It’s a millennial company, with the founders calling themselves a “health-food lifestyle brand”.

64

The startup creates a tool for tracking food and waste. The company wants to help people feel more in control of their food and waste.

64

A startup that looks for and suggests nearby food and drink options.

63

A way to help fast food restaurants manage the waste they produce in their kitchens and on their premises. For every burger they’re able to cut, the startup is able to feed a human in need.

63

A loyalty app driven by a points system. Loyalty points can be earned and redeemed at over 3,000 retailers including Target, Best Buy, and Whole Foods. The startup says they are adding new retailers every week.

63

A startup is building a platform to organize and share photos and video of food. They’re already organizing the food into a public database.

62

A food delivery service that delivers without the need for Internet.

61

A way of making food shopping more efficient, like a digital grocery list, but with a “personal shopper”.

60

A platform that brings together the local food community, including farmers, chefs and restaurants.

60

An effort to build a more efficient and humane way to process and store food for the future. It starts with a food-loss tracking app and is working on a connected fridge.

59

A simple way to get food from your car to your fridge.

59

A company that provides an API for businesses to be able to sell custom branded cryptocurrency gift cards to their customers. They say their customers include Whole Foods, Sephora, Target, and other major retailers.

58

A next-generation restaurant delivery app that allows users to order food, track it and pay, all through a mobile app. What They Deliver is putting a new business model on the table to help restaurant owners grow their companies.

58

BookNow is a service for online ordering and payment for food, flowers, theater tickets, and more. The company claims it has sold over $10,000 worth of tickets in four months. They’re also getting some attention from investors.

58

The app helps people track the health of their food, from when it was planted to how it was stored to how long it was kept and how it was cooked.

58

A startup that allows customers to order food and snacks to be delivered to their hotel room in advance of a trip.

58

A company helping small businesses in India, mainly restaurants and food trucks, find more customers through SMS.

56

A startup that’s building a blockchain powered tracking system for food. The startup is building a network of sensors that allow people to track their own food and what it’s been through.

56

A startup that helps connect the world’s food supply chain, from farmers to factories to distributors and restaurants. It will also offer apps to help track and improve inventory management.

56

A startup that helps chefs to manage the back-end of food delivery, including online ordering, inventory management and delivery scheduling.

56

A collection of partnerships from the food industry, including:

56

A startup that helps restaurants and other places sell their leftover food for a profit.

55

A startup that’s building a platform to help people take advantage of free food and services. It’s a way to get free food and services from restaurants, or even the government.

55

A startup that wants to build a system to help people in the developing world manage and track their food using a mobile phone. It’s building a platform that allows customers to buy and sell food using a mobile phone and a credit card.

55

A platform that allows food service companies to automate sales, customer management, and accounting. The startup is building a system for restaurants to sell to their customers.

53

A grocery delivery service that works with local farmers in the US. The startup wants to create a local food system for cities with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and food miles. The company is currently in the process of getting its first pilot partners.

53

A tool for ordering food from home, selling it to neighbors, and then delivering it.

52

This startup is building a tool for restaurant operators to track their food waste online

51

This startup is building a last-mile delivery platform that puts the onus on the customer to order their own food.

51

A company that makes software to help manage large group trips. It helps groups of people communicate itineraries and organize everything from hotel reservations to transportation to food.

50

A startup that wants to help restaurants get paid more quickly by having customers pay for their food with Square.

50

This company is building a service for restaurants that will help them manage their money and track the cost of food. The startup aims to keep a more accurate tally of expenses, which will allow restaurants to save money.

50

A platform for serving meals to customers who walk into your restaurant. The startup wants to enable customers to order food from a menu, have it made when they arrive, and pay for it through a mobile app.

49

A tool for processing and storing data at scale for companies, with a focus on food and agriculture.

48

A platform that connects food trucks with nearby restaurants, allowing the food trucks to order supplies from the restaurants.

48

The startup is initially focused on the US, but plans to expand into Europe in the future. It’s a “one-stop shop” for local food, covering restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops.

47

A startup that lets users find and order food in the Bay Area in under five minutes.

47

A company that builds and maintains a digital kitchen and dining guide (think a Yelp-style app for food).

47

A platform for food and retail delivery in India. The startup wants to help the 1,100 billion rupee (US$14.8 billion) food and retail sector in India optimize its supply chain and distribution.

47

A startup that helps log your food so you’re not creating waste.

46

A mobile app that connects users to the best local organic food, and helps them pay for it with their credit card

46

A health app that helps people track their food intake from the point of purchase to the point of consumption, using a unique algorithm to allow users to get a sense of how much of their food they’re actually eating.

44

A food delivery service that delivers meals from local restaurants to users' homes

44

A startup that is trying to make travel apps more useful, by helping you find and book housing, food, and activities.

42

A web platform that focuses on e-commerce, food delivery and other service-based businesses.

42

A software suite with a native app on iOS and Android. It helps restaurants manage their restaurant operations such as food preparation, ordering, scheduling and ordering.

42

A platform that helps restaurants manage their back-of-house operations, from food ordering to scheduling and more.

42

A way for people to take a photo of their food, and see where it came from and what was in it. It’s already up and running, and aims to keep customers up to date on the food they eat.

42

A company that’s building a network of food delivery services that can deliver meals at a time when many restaurants are closing at night

41

A product that aims to use machine learning to predict when things like a bag of chips or a soda will go bad and sell it to local grocers at a lower price to keep fresh foods on the shelves.

41

A food delivery app in the US that is working with a handful of restaurants to get deliveries in under an hour. It has already raised $6M.

41

A B2B marketplace for food products.

40

A company that sells ‘smart’ access cards for venues/events, allowing guests to swipe their cards, turn on an app, and receive push notifications of things like door status and food and drink orders.

40

A food delivery service for home chefs. The startup aims to make food delivery from home as easy as ordering pizza from Domino's in the US.

40

A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

39

An on-demand food delivery service for going out to dinner.

38

A platform for selling buying and selling goods with a focus on organic food, with a focus on helping companies that want to sell in bulk get it in the hands of customers.

37

A startup building a platform for the food industry to track food safety data. It’s a way for food producers to stay in touch with their customers and keep a finger on the pulse of the industry.

37

A food delivery service for restaurants. The startup offers customers a subscription model, giving them access to a $20-30 menu of food available between the hours of 8am and 2am.

37

A platform that helps you track down the best C-suite candidates among your employees. It’s a recruiting platform that uses a combination of algorithms and social media for finding top candidates for specific roles. It’s currently being used by YC and other startups including FundingPost and Foodspotting.

36

A platform that makes it easy for companies and employees to get reimbursed for food ordered online. It’s currently working with a few international companies and has a few other international partnerships in the works.

34

A tiny kitchen appliance that can make up to 50 different types of foods.

34

This startup wants to reduce the cost of purchasing and transporting food, building a hub to connect farmers to buyers via the internet through the use of smart contracts.

34

Food delivery service that has ambitions to be the Uber of urban food delivery.

34

A digital marketing agency that works with food brands and restaurants.

34

An online marketplace for products and services, with an emphasis on local food and services.

33

Local delivery of food, groceries, and other perishables to residences and offices. They aim to solve the problem of not being able to get food on time because of busy schedules.

33

A platform for preparing and serving meals at home, which allows users to order food from a menu and have it made when they arrive.

33

A new way to help people stay accountable for their food. The company wants to help people keep track of their meals with a graphing platform.

32

A company that helps people order food using language. The startup is building a platform to translate menus and order food, currently focusing on Spanish and English.

31

A restaurant that allows customers to order food on their phones. The app is meant to be a more human interface to the kitchen and to reduce wait times at the restaurant.

31

The startup wants to use machine learning to make sure everyone in the United States gets food stamps.

31

A startup looking to help food trucks and food producers connect to the app economy.

29

A scheduling and booking tool for food delivery services.

29

This startup is building a system for multiple types of sellers to meet up to sell their product. The startup is building a marketplace for many types of products including food, services, and experiences.

29

Feeding your dog food that’s nutritionally sound, but it doesn’t look like dog food.

28

A food-ordering app that evens out the randomness of food delivery and allows users to track their order from real-time updates on the app.

28

A food delivery platform for small businesses that is focused on reducing the financial burden of running a brick and mortar restaurant. It aims to lower the cost of running a restaurant by providing the owner with the tools to order their own food and have it delivered. The company has raised $10 million in funding.

28

This company is building a pipeline connecting the cities that are most in need of food. The company says that it’s selling a food and water delivery system that is working in 12 US cities, and is now looking to expand to China and the Indian Subcontinent.

28

A startup for ordering local delivery food from restaurants, with delivery promised in under 30 minutes. The startup has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding.

27

A startup that’s building a “self-serve” payment system for restaurants. It’s a product of the food-tech world, with the goal of streamlining the process of paying for orders.

27

A company that helps small restaurants and cafeterias provide food for their employees. The co-founders say they have taken on $1 million in orders in their first year.

27

A startup building a tool to help customers track and gain knowledge from all the different machines they use for food processing.

26

A startup that lets you get paid to order and share photos of food, to drive up healthy meal sales

26

A startup that wants to give people the same ability to browse and shop for food that they have in the US. It’s designed specifically for Indian consumers who don’t have a bank account.

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This is a way for restaurants to manage their food waste, using a mobile app

25

A startup that’s partnering with local restaurant brands to deliver their food via drone.

24

A digital agency that helps brands like Lyft, fast-food chains, and other companies scale their marketing software and services.

23

A platform that helps people find food in their neighborhoods. It uses Yelp data to recommend places nearby.

23

A startup that wants to use image recognition to turn any object (including food) into a barcode.

23

A mobile app that helps users take pictures of their food waste, then turns them into compost.

21

A fitness-centric social network, with fitness-centric content, for people who are content-first, not fitness-first. The startup wants to use AI to recommend activity, food, and other content that people are likely to enjoy.

21

A company building a $10,000 smart kitchen device that can track and measure food production, helping people get to know the nutritional value of their food, and making it easier to cook healthier food.

20

The startup is creating a simple way for people to grow their own food in urban areas

20

Founders came up with an idea for an app that would help people discover good food and drink in their neighborhood and pay for it.

20

A tool that helps small businesses, often in the food industry, track inventory and track store sales.

20

A food delivery startup that only delivers food and drink that’s been on the premises for a couple hours. It’s already expanded into DC and NYC.

20

A startup that wants to use the blockchain to help create a system that collects and tracks all your data to build a “trusted record of the world’s food supply.”

19

A way to get food delivered from the market to your doorstep. Founder Josh Wilson says he’s already signed a deal with a local deli to deliver.

19

A startup that helps users remember and visualize things like their childhood, their favorite foods, and the time of day. The app is like a visual scrapbook and helps users keep track of important memories and events.

19

A food delivery service that uses a fleet of small delivery scooters to deliver food to busy city streets.

18

A food delivery startup that wants to be like Grubhub for food-related products

18

A mobile app that helps walk-ups and other customers to order food from their smartphones without having cash or a credit card on them.

16

A food delivery app for restaurants and food trucks, with the goal of helping them cut down on wasted food by bringing it right to the front door.

16

This startup is developing a software platform to help local food producers and farmers grow and distribute their crops and foods.

15

A hot air balloon tour company that uses an app on your phone to track time, location, and food intake on the ride.

15

A startup based in India that helps fast food restaurants to manage online ordering and payment.

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A chat app that lets you order food at home and pay ahead of time. The startup has already worked with two restaurants in New York City to demonstrate the concept.

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A startup that provides a platform to educate food delivery workers in the US on how to deal with customers with food allergies.

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 A startup aiming to compete with Uber drivers by letting the public order rides the same way they order food.

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A startup that helps companies provide food delivery to their employees. The startup is working with companies such as California Pizza Kitchen, Denny's, and Pei Wei to bring in revenue. The startup screens customers for a monthly membership fee of around $10 and works on a monthly basis. The startup says they have over 5,000 active customers, with over $2 million in monthly revenue.

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Helping local restaurants get better access to food delivery services, with the goal of scaling delivery to a national level

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A startup that aims to make it easy to order up food delivery in an apartment complex or office building. It’s like EatStreet, but with a focus on commercial buildings.

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This is a marketplace to buy and sell food.

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A digital platform for the organic food industry to sell directly to customers, with its current focus on e-commerce fulfillment. The founders envision a future where they can send one of the world’s most trusted brands of food directly to your doorstep.

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A ride-hailing and logistics company that helps farmers and farmers markets sell and deliver fresh food and other goods to customers.

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Food preparation with an interactive interface.

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A company that provides a new way to get into the food industry, aka “foodtainment”. The startup helps people learn how to cook and develop their own food businesses.

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A startup that helps restaurants offer online delivery services. The startup is focused on getting delivery to happen at the right time, with the right food, at the right place.

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A food delivery service that’s also a delivery marketplace. It’s looking to do the same things that TaskRabbit does, but for food.

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A food delivery app that lets you order from small restaurants in your neighborhood. It’s different than the usual delivery app in that it’s not just you and your food. You’re buying from a restaurant and they’re buying from you.

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Similar to DoorDash, but focused on delivering food to college campuses.

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A startup that makes it easy to share photos of your food on social networks, so your dinner party is more Instagram-worthy.

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Food delivery service that has set its sights on winning over consumers in Brazil.

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A startup that allows small businesses to buy and sell agricultural products (including food, flowers, and wine) from other small businesses.

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A food delivery service for college students. The startup is building a delivery service that allows students to order food in advance and save money.

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Idea: A software company that helps restaurants, grocery stores, and other food businesses manage waste data and track what gets thrown away.

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A platform for restaurants to streamline their entire food supply chain from farming to delivery. They’re a bit like a cross between a restaurant registry, a restaurant marketplace, and a logistics warehouse.

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The startup’s platform allows you to make a food delivery order from a website, without having to visit a restaurant physically.

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A startup that’s building a service that allows restaurants to offer customers a ‘pay per dish’ model for their food.

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A platform for ordering food from your favorite restaurants. The startup offers a platform that connects restaurants with their customers, allowing users to order food directly from the restaurant’s website by speaking to a live agent.

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A startup that provides a service where you order a bulk order of food from restaurants and the startup delivers it to you

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A startup that sells a book where you can find a recipe for every possible food you can imagine

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A startup that provides a service where people can purchase a box of basic food staples for the pantry for $25 that they can add to each month

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Idea: The "Uber" of food delivery for meds

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Idea: Previously, the company was raising money under the name Tender, which would have been a food delivery service that employed the same “crowd delivery” model as Munchery or Peach Now, the company is simply called Tender, and will be an online marketplace for farmers

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Idea: A startup for restaurants to purchase quality food and service from local chefs and cooks The startup will handle scheduling, payments, and logistics

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Idea: Grow food indoors using smartphone apps

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Idea: Node is building a microwave that can connect to a smartphone and cook food It's crowdfunding the device on Kickstarter and claims that it can cook a frozen pizza in 2 minutes

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Idea: This startup is building a platform for people to have food delivered from restaurants that have closed for the day The company says it has 200 weekly users, and an average order size of $10

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Idea: A startup that connects consumers with local, sustainable food products The startup says it’s already working with over 50 local food producers, and has customers in New York City, San Francisco, and Montreal

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Idea: A startup that is building a marketplace to connect people with no food to people who have food they don’t want, allowing people to share and donate

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Idea: A startup that sends you a box of food items from small brands you may not have heard of

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Idea: A simple way for people to pre-order food online from local restaurants, picking up their food without waiting in a line or ordering into a kitchen. Customers place an order on the website, and then the startup calls the restaurant to confirm. The startup says it’s grown 10% week-over-week for the last year.

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Idea: Helps restaurant vendors sell their food through the Instacart platform.

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Idea: A startup that’s building a software platform for on-demand logistics, for things like food delivery, urban farming, and other forms of non-standard courier services.

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Idea: A startup that makes smart home devices. One of its products, a WiFi-connected laser for the kitchen called Clipi, automatically adds a plant-based seasoning to food as it cooks.

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Idea: A startup that offers large companies access to an internal concierge to help with things like travel, food, and entertainment.

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Idea: This startup is a marketplace for food trucks to find parking in major US cities. It’s led by a team of engineers who previously

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Idea: A social network for the food service industry. The startup wants to connect chefs and restaurants with new employees and customers.

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Idea: A startup for online food delivery aimed at solving the “last mile” problem, where it’s too expensive to deliver to some locations.

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A food ordering app for restaurants, allowing diners to order from anywhere and track the status of their order.

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