Just Eat thinks these five start-ups have the potential to transform food tech
The takeaway delivery company has revealed the names of the businesses chosen for its first ever start-up accelerator programme
Real-time restaurant deal start-up City Munch and chef-prepared meal delivery service Fanceat are amongst five start-ups that have been chosen by Just Eat to join its first food tech accelerator.
Online takeaway delivery firm Just Eat believes the start-ups – who will now spend the next 10 weeks at its London offices – are “transformative” and can “make a difference to the food tech industry”.
Each start-up has received £20,000 investment in return for 5% equity, and will also gain access to mentoring from the Just Eat team, attendance to networking events, and will be introduced to partners such as YFood, Dreamstake and Google.
The start-ups joining the ‘Future of Food Tech’ accelerator are:
- CityMunch: A London start-up focused on exclusive real-time restaurant deals for foodies
- Fanceat: An Italian company offering chef-prepared meals, including Michelin-starred restaurants, delivered to customers in Italy. The dishes are almost done but customers have to finish them off which takes under five minutes.
- Go Kart: A London-based app that allows chefs and food producers to save time and money by ordering from all their different suppliers in a single, easy to use app.
- Nutrifix: A UK app that gets to know an individual’s goals, preferences, tastes and lifestyle, enabling users to identify the right healthy meal for every occasion.
- Share Dining: A UK marketplace that connects unused kitchen capacity in venues such as restaurants, bars and cafes with demand from other food businesses that need it
Just Eat head of corporate ventures, Stuart Mainwaring, commented:
“The five start-ups we’ve chosen demonstrated the exceptional creativity, innovation and growth potential to stand out from a really strong crowd.
“We’re delighted to have them on board and have an action-packed schedule for them over the coming weeks to help them on their journeys towards becoming outstanding food tech companies.”