June 2013

Walmart Labs

by Adam on June 24, 2013

And they say that old dogs can’t learn new tricks. As a recent transplant to San Francisco, I can’t help but notice the huge billboards along Highway 101 advertising the opportunity to “change the way people eat, 1,000,000,000 people at a time.” All feelings aside about what that says about mass commercialization of the food […]


Investment Case Study

by Adam on June 16, 2013

I was thinking recently about a potentially interesting case study in how business models are developed and honed, which coincidentally occurred while riding in an UBER taxi. It is not food-related, but it presents a lesson in evaluating potential investments and entrepreneurial opportunities in an impartial light (because, after all, we never know what a […]


The Sharing Economy

by Adam on June 10, 2013

I’ve been hearing a lot of hype recently about the Sharing Economy. Recently, it seems that companies are popping up across the startup ecosystem catering to the idea that people’s unused inventory (whether that be cars, bedrooms or kitchens) can be put to use to generate income for their owners. I think the idea itself, […]


Finding Strategic Investors

by Adam on June 4, 2013

The recent panel I was involved in during Internet Week related to funding for food + tech companies got me thinking about the opportunity for finding investment. Many fundamental questions arose during that session around how to find investors and what to look for that I thought a quick run-through of some high points might […]