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Gousto, a UK meal-kit service, raises another $41M as business booms under lockdown

Gousto, a UK meal-kit service, raises another M as business booms under lockdown Food delivery — be it ready-made restaurant meals, groceries, or anything in between — has seen a huge surge of activity in the last few weeks as people have sheltered in place to slow down the spread of the […]

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Why is Blue Apron’s stock skyrocketing?

Why is Blue Apron’s stock skyrocketing? Back in 2017, a formerly hot, formerly profitable company called Blue Apron went public. It didn’t go well. Today as the global stock market continues to fall, shares in the former venture darling are soaring, up more than 140% in midday trading. Before its IPO, the […]

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Daily Crunch: Blue Apron might sell itself

Daily Crunch: Blue Apron might sell itself Blue Apron considers “strategic alternatives,” Facebook experiments with different News Feed formats and Twitter buys a startup focused on the Stories format. Here’s your Daily Crunch for February 19, 2020. 1. Blue Apron is considering selling itself Meal kit company Blue Apron has been struggling […]

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2019: the year podcasting broke

2019: the year podcasting broke Like any burgeoning art form, podcasts have a complicated relationship with corporate America. The form’s appeal has long been its accessibility; for years, it’s been open to anyone with an idea, a little free time and a computer. The results haven’t always been stellar, but the medium’s […]

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Optimizing customer retention will be a priority in 2020

Optimizing customer retention will be a priority in 2020 Guy Marion Contributor Share on Twitter Guy Marion is CEO/co-founder of Brightback, the first automated customer retention software for subscription businesses. More posts by this contributor 6 steps to reduce churn for high-volume subscription companies We’ve seen our fair share of shocking headlines […]

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After a breakout year, looking ahead to the future of podcasting

After a breakout year, looking ahead to the future of podcasting Justine Moore Contributor Share on Twitter Justine Moore is a venture investor at CRV and co-founded Cardinal Ventures alongside her sister, Olivia. More posts by this contributor What VidCon means for the future of social media platforms Olivia Moore Contributor Share […]

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Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy

Looking Beyond Meat, the future of food investment looks pretty cheesy As Beyond Meat continues its reign as one of the kings of this year’s IPO mountain and Impossible Foods serves up impossibly good numbers for Burger King, venture capitalists seem ready to feast on new food deals. And judging by market […]

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Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes $6M to gift card holders, vendors

Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes M to gift card holders, vendors Several weeks after a sudden shutdown left customers and vendors in the lurch, meal-kit service Munchery has filed for bankruptcy. In the Chapter 11 filing, Munchery chief executive officer James Beriker cites increased competition, over-funding, aggressive expansion efforts and Blue Apron’s […]

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Blue Apron gets a much-needed boost with Jet.com partnership

Blue Apron gets a much-needed boost with Jet.com partnership The enemy of my enemy is my friend. That explains a coming-together between two startups today after Jet.com announced it will give beleaguered Blue Apron a leg-up by introducing its meal kits for customers in New York. The deal will an initially rotating selection of […]

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Business school grads and quants are winning the battle to create the next P&G

Business school grads and quants are winning the battle to create the next P&G Micah Rosenbloom Contributor Micah Rosenbloom is a venture partner at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor Startups need to respect the laws of retail physics Is VC The Right Money For Fintech? These days my Instagram feed […]

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