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 […]


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 […]


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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The Economics of Change

by Adam on April 19, 2013

For some reason, I’ve been thinking a lot recently about economics and the use of resources to exact change in our lives and our world. When I drilled all the way down, I came to realize that there is a bottom-line to which all resources can be simplified, which basically comes down to: Time Money […]


Assembled Food

by Adam on April 14, 2013

This past weekend in NYC, I had the great opportunity to participate in the General Assembly Assembled Food event, a one-day exploration of the intersection of food + technology from the entrepreneurs point of view. For those that aren’t familiar, General Assembly is a co-working space provider that helps to foster relationships with startups and […]


Food + Tech Connect Ecosystem Infographic

by Adam on March 20, 2013

Earlier this month, Food + Tech Connect published their monthly report on M&A and funding activity in the food space. I’ve come to really appreciate and enjoy the perspective the website gives on all aspects of the food space, and there’s some great detail here about the types of companies getting funded. Unsurprisingly, we’re seeing […]


Networked Food Systems Dinner

by Adam on March 15, 2013

Each year at SXSW, Danielle Gould of Food + Tech Connect makes a point of organizing thought-leaders within the food innovation ecosystem for an evening of thought-provoking discussion on pressing issues within the food space. This year was no different, and I had the pleasure of sitting down with some incredible folks, over a great […]


The Big Business of Food

by Adam on February 3, 2013

In looking at the evolution of the food space, especially as it relates to the technology space, there’s a lot that can be gained by finding analogies to similar business ecosystems that have come before. These analogies help to explain and map the opportunity for smaller companies against well-entrenched incumbents who seem to have a […]


OpenTable Acquires Foodspotting for $10MM

by Adam on January 29, 2013

In the second (of perhaps more to come) food M&A deal this year, the user-generated food photo-sharing site was acquired by Opentable for $10MM. I’m sure everyone is familiar with Opentable, they were one of the first big tech disruptors in the food space that did something, making the process of booking a restaurant table seamless […]