May 2013

Internet Week Food + Tech

by Adam on May 27, 2013

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a food + tech investment panel during Internet Week, which featured a look at the fundraising space from both sides of the table. Led by Brita Rosenheim of Rosenheim Advisors, the panel explored the opportunities around finding strategic investors, navigating the pitfalls of raising the first […]

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Managing Efficiency in the Food Chain

by Adam on May 22, 2013

Over the past 3-4 years, I’ve met with a number of entrepreneurs, looked at a variety of business models and thought about everything from bifurcation and disruption to locality and “back to the roots” farming. Behind these ideas are smart entrepreneurs, micro- and macro-trends, and usually, a whole lot of tech. And while, most often, […]

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America Cooks

by Adam on May 17, 2013

I was eating out recently with a friend of mine, who has been studying at the CIA (the culinary institution, not the government behemoth) for quite some time now. We were enjoying a delicious meal, and she mentioned how much butter and other unhealthy ingredients (salt, etc) probably went in to making the dish taste […]

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Losing Your Waze

by Adam on May 12, 2013

While this post coincides somewhat nicely with the rumors circling that Facebook may be in talks to acquire the popular social traffic mapping app, Waze, it’s both a coincidence and a departure from that aspect of the tech media reporting. My interest in the company is far more fundamental and wasn’t quite apparent to me […]

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As part of a semi-recurring series on the state of food + tech, I’m interested in following trends around specific companies that are cropping up in the space. One of the big things I’ve noticed in this arena is that oftentimes, where there is one startup, there are many. In looking at the breadth of […]

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The Next Big Thing in Tech

by Adam on May 3, 2013

I’ve thought often about the idea of novelty vs need in the food + tech space. How, often, new entrepreneurs take a “me too” approach to the food space that doesn’t look to solve real problems. While it doesn’t come to any definite conclusions, this recent article in Tech Crunch hit a chord with me […]

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