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Prosus makes $6.3B hostile bid for Just Eat; Just Eat rejects deal in favor of Takeaway merger

Prosus makes .3B hostile bid for Just Eat; Just Eat rejects deal in favor of Takeaway merger As Amazon-backed Deliveroo expands into click-and-collect and procurement services to grow its footprint with restaurants in Europe, a food fight among three other takeout and delivery players continues apace in an ongoing consolidation march to […]

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Deliveroo launches food orders for pick up

Deliveroo launches food orders for pick up Don’t Deliveroo . The UK-based on-demand food delivery service has expanded into not actually delivering orders by offering users a pick-up option, called ‘Pickup’, as an alternative to paying a delivery fee and waiting in for lunch to arrive. The new ‘click & collection’ service […]

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Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage

Banning digital political ads gives extremists a distinct advantage Jessica Alter Contributor Share on Twitter Jessica Alter is co-founder and chairman of Tech for Campaigns, an organization building the lasting tech and digital arm for Democrats and has helped over 200 campaigns on this front since 2017. Jack Dorsey’s announcement that Twitter […]

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Uber is entering the ads business

Uber is entering the ads business Uber will become an ad platform, selling space inside its Eats app to restaurants hoping to lure in more food delivery orders. A recent Uber job listing spotted by TechCrunch seeks an Uber Eats Ads Lead “to lead the team and efforts responsible for creating a […]

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WeFarm rakes in $13M to grow its marketplace and network for independent farmers

WeFarm rakes in M to grow its marketplace and network for independent farmers Huge networks like Facebook and LinkedIn have a huge gravitational force in the world of social media — the size of their audiences make them important platforms for advertising and those who want information (for better or worse) to […]

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Kenya’s Twiga Foods eyes West Africa after $30M raise led by Goldman

Kenya’s Twiga Foods eyes West Africa after M raise led by Goldman Kenya’s Twiga Foods has raised a total of $30 million from lenders and investors led by Goldman Sachs. The B2B food distribution company financed $6.25 million of the funding in convertible debt and $23.75 million in equity, classified as a […]

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Uber is testing selling foodie experiences via Uber Eats

Uber is testing selling foodie experiences via Uber Eats Uber is selling foodie experiences such as cooking classes and multi-course fine dining in its on-demand food delivery app, Uber Eats, under a new Moments tab, per Forbes, which reports on a small-scale test currently running in San Francisco. It says Uber Eats […]

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Naspers Foundry is open for South African startup pitches, CEO says

Naspers Foundry is open for South African startup pitches, CEO says Naspers’ 1.4 billion rand (≈$100 million) VC fund to support South African startups — Naspers Foundry — is accepting pitches, after making its first investment in online cleaning services company SweepSouth. The funding initiative also has a new leader, Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, […]

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The present and future of food tech investment opportunity

The present and future of food tech investment opportunity Ingrid Fung Contributor Ingrid Fung is an associate at Finistere Ventures. There is no bigger industry on our planet than food and agriculture, with a consistent, loyal customer base of 7 billion. In fact, the World Bank estimates that food and agriculture comprise […]

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The FrankOne is a simple and portable coffee brewing gadget

The FrankOne is a simple and portable coffee brewing gadget The FrankOne coffee maker, fresh off a successful crowdfunding campaign, is now available for purchase, and I got a chance to test out one of the first run of these funky little gadgets. While it won’t replace my normal pourover or a […]

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