Tag: venture capital

Chains

Bill Ackman’s Starbucks Bet Isn’t His First Restaurant Move

3 months ago

In all fairness to non-Ackman investors out there: There are many long-term safe bets in the restaurant industry. Just stick with the major players and you'll do just fine.

Food

China’s Top Farm-to-Restaurant App Raises $600 Million

3 months ago

If there's a big deal on the restaurant scene — from tech to franchising — you're likely to see Hillhouse Capital nearby. It understands that the opportunity in China is just far beyond what any other market has to offer right now.

Tech

Danny Meyer’s Investment Fund Leads $20 Million Round in Goldbelly

3 months ago

Good news for anyone who lives far away from their favorite regional restaurant dish — food marketplace GoldBelly has more cash on hand to connect you to your fix.

Tech

Postmates Delivery Service Just Raised Another $300 Million

4 months ago

Nobody outside of major markets filled with too many thirty- and twentysomethings who still wish they lived with their parents have the disposable income to waste on Postmates. It is not a real threat to real restaurant and food delivery services.

Tech

Zume Is Getting Nearly $750 Million From SoftBank for Robot Pizza

5 months ago

Robot pizza is not a bad idea, in some circumstances, which is why Domino's is already in the game. Can three quarters of a billion dollars help one company catch up?

Tech

Skift Table’s Top Restaurant Tech Startups to Watch 2018

6 months ago

Our inaugural list of top tech startups in 2018 contains best-of-breed examples from the kitchen to the host stand and beyond. Restaurant tech is a complicated and fast-growing landscape full of well-intentioned ideas, but success today and beyond lies in the execution of those ideas in a human-powered industry.

Tech

Polish Restaurant Group to Invest in Spanish Delivery Startup Glovo

6 months ago

Buying a burger chain and investing in a delivery startup in the same week? AmRest isn't playing around.

Chains

Oprah Takes a Stake in True Food Kitchen

6 months ago

Can True Food Kitchen deliver the same quality of ingredients at scale that it currently does? That's the big question, and we are a little worried considering Centerbridge Partners' track record managing P.F. Chang's decline in quality.

Chains

Bluestone Lane Raises $19.5 Million in Bid to Build an Avocado Toast Empire

6 months ago

Related Cos.' RSE Ventures is one of the more ambitious — and innovative — investors in growing restaurant brands.

Independents

Christina Tosi Raises Millions to Grow Milk Bar Dessert Empire

1 year ago

Chefs that want to expand concepts beyond well-executed local independents are turning to more sophisticated investors. Tosi's teaming up with RSE would appear to play to both of their strengths.

Operations

Uber Is Crushing the Funding Dreams of U.K. Food Rival Deliveroo

1 year ago

We're not sure food delivery is in Uber's long-term interests as it faces so many battles on so many fronts. So while loosing out on a few hundred million in funding is no fun, so is being saddled with a massive valuation that you will never ever live up to no matter how many lamb curries you deliver.