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101 Top San Francisco Food and Beverage Companies and Startups of 2021

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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Food and Beverage companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Food and Beverage industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top San Francisco Food and Beverage Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Shef

Shef

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Shef is a homemade food marketplace that helps cooks make an income by cooking and selling food to their communities.

Underground Cellar

Underground Cellar

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Underground Cellar is an online wine marketplace to discover, buy, and store premium wines.

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Eat Just

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Eat Just offers a plant-based egg substitute intended to provide healthy and nutritional food alternatives.

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Imperfect Foods

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Imperfect Foods delivers groceries with a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone.

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Bobbie

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Bobbie is a baby formula delivery startup that sells direct-to-consumer and offers a subscription service to parents across the US.

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Memphis Meats

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Memphis Meats develops meat produced directly from animal cells without the need to raise and slaughter actual animals.

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Club Feast

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Club Feast is a subscription-based restaurant delivery application that provides pre-scheduled food delivery.

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GOOD Meat

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GOOD Meat provides cultured cell-based meat instead of slaughtered livestock.

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Snackpass

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Snackpass is a platform that focuses on mobile order pickup at local restaurants.

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Afresh Technologies

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Afresh is an AI-powered company selling software to track demand and manage orders for fresh produce in grocery stores.

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Thistle

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Thistle is a food and juice company that delivers fully-prepared, plant-forward meals to the doorsteps of its customers.

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Farmstead

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Farmstead is an artificial intelligence-powered farm to doorstep grocery delivery startup.

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Planet FWD

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Planet FWD specializes in developing a regenerative food platform.

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Cheetah

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Cheetah is an e-commerce platform offering contactless pickup and delivery of food and supplies.

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Hint

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Hint is a beverage startup that produces natural flavored unsweetened essence water.

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Aura Bora

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Aura Bora is a maker of craft sparkling water that features herbs, fruits, and flowers.

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Silo

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Silo is a wholesale food marketplace that enables customers to buy and sell produce, protein, dairy, and shelf-stable food quickly.

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Creator

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Creator is a collective of food lovers and engineers with decades of robotics and restaurant experience.

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Caviar

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Caviar is a delivery solution for consumers to order food from local eateries with the ability to live-track the order on a map.

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Endless West

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Endless West is a beverage startup using scientific production methods to create its own original blend of wines and spirits.

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Wildtype

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Wildtype is an agtech platform that aims to create clean fish and meat.

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ZeroCater

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ZeroCater is a provider of office meals and snacks, bringing employees together to build culture and foster community.

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Kiva Confections

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Kiva Confections develops innovative ways for people to consume cannabis which nurture, enhance, and improve lives.

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Artemys Foods

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Artemys Foods works on the next generation of meat alternatives by cultivating meat, instead of harvesting meat from animals.

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MealMe

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MealMe is the Search Engine for Food. Find the cheapest & quickest food delivery and takeout!

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Pared

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Pared is a market network for hospitality professionals.

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Harmless Harvest

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Harmless Harvest is a progressive food & beverage initiative set to demonstrate that ecosystem-based businesses.

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Hooray Foods

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Hooray makes delicious plant-based meats that are designed to look, cook, and taste just like the real thing.

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New Culture

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New Culture is making cow cheese without the cow

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Zira

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Zira designs and develops employee management solutions that leverage technology to empower companies.

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AgFunder

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AgFunder is VC focused on agrifood tech startups and built on an ecosystem of over 65,000 members and subscribers.

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Calii

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Calii automates the food supply chain in LATAM

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EatWith

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EatWith is a community that invites people to dine in homes, connect with hosts, share stories and enjoy homemade cuisine.

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ZBiotics

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ZBiotics is a synthetic biology company that bioengineers probiotic bacteria for nutraceutical and other applications.

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2ndKitchen

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2ndKitchen enables businesses without a kitchen to serve food seamlessly using a custom menu from nearby restaurants.

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Vinebox

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Vinebox is a premium wine-by-the-glass subscription service.

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Whisk

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Whisk powers the creation, discovery, personalization, and monetization of food content online, in-store, and at home.

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Right Rice

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RightRice provides a tasty rice grain that’s made from vegetables.

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Ample Foods

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Ample Foods creates optimally nutritious meal replacements for busy, health-conscious people.

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Sourcery Technologies

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Digital payments for the $220B wholesale food industry

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Pop & Bottle

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Pop & Bottle is a producer of flavored almond beverages intended to offer variety of delicious flavored milk beverages.

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Pod Foods Co

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Changing the way food reaches grocery store shelves

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Sudden Coffee

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Sudden Coffee is an online site that sells vials of custom instant coffee for their many customers.

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Ripe.io

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Ripe.io is creating the Blockchain of Food.

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SideChef

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SideChef is an online platform that provides step-by-step recipes for new and amateur cooks.

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ReGrained

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ReGrained is a producer of snacks intended to upcycle crunchy puffs from nutritious food.

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Partender

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We help over 15,000 bar and restaurant operators do inventory, ordering, & accounting in 15 min (down from 6 hrs) using patented technology.

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Nima

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Nima is a science-driven company creating connected food sensors for peace of mind at meal time.

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Revi

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Revi connects and deepens customer engagement with the local businesses startup via mobile ordering app.

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Renewal Mill

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Renewal Mill is a next generation ingredients company that upcycles byproducts from food manufacturing into high-quality ingredients.

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Codify

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Codify AI is building out solutions from the farm and factory, through our highways, waterways, and skyways.

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Gather Wholesale

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Gather Wholesale operates an end-to-end order management platform for the foodservice industry.

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All Day Kitchens

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Virtual Kitchen operates as a food tech and logistics company that focuses on building delivery-optimized kitchens.

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Pubinno

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Pubinno develops an AI powered platform to minimize waste and maintain the quality of beer from brewery.

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Kuleana

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Kuleana creates plant-based alternatives for people’s seafood favorites.

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Keyto

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Keyto is a health and wellness company.

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Frizata

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D2C flexitarian frozen foodtech company.

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Soma

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Soma is a premium water filter service that includes a beautiful glass carafe and the world’s most innovative water filters.

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Sunwink

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Sunwink is a female-founded, plant-powered wellness company.

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4505 Meats

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4505 Meats is a food and beverage company that produces of porcine products and meaty magic.

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Proper Food

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Proper Food is a new fast-casual food and beverage concept offering delicious, wholesome, grab-and-go fare, designed for the food savvy.

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Black Sheep Foods

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The original plant-based lamb alternative

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Replenish

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Replenish the first self-cleaning appliance that instantly and harmoniously prepares healthy smoothies and snacks.

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Immi

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Immi is a food and beverage company that manufactures low net carb and high protein instant ramen.

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California Dreamin

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California Dreamin is a food and beverage start up that manufactures all natural cannabis infused sodas for a light social high.

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á la couch

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á la couch is a delivery-focused restaurant group

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Dispatch Goods

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Dispatch Goods excludes disposable foodware from food delivery by coordinating into food delivery apps.

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Feastly

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Feastly is a global marketplace for chefs to showcase and host dinners, pop-ups, and culinary experiences.

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Siren Snacks

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Siren Snacks takes the foods and flavors people love and recreates them using clean, plant-based ingredients.

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impct

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Turning brands and their consumers into impact investors

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Alter Eco

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Alter Eco distributes imported food products through retail chains.

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Liquor.com

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Liquor.com is a website providing recipes, information and news on cocktails and spirits.

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Envisionard

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Envisionard is a innovation company developing product platforms using Human Computer Voice Interaction and Mobile technology.

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Fort Point Beer

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Fort Point Beer is an independent brewery made up of people who believe the simple things in life can be a whole lot better.

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Rip van Wafels

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Rip van Wafels aims to revolutionize the way Americans enjoy their daily coffee.

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Kimino Drinks

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Kimino Drinks is a craft beverage group aim to deliver tasty beverages made with season fruits.

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Nebia

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Nebia is making products the world needs, starting with the shower. Premium experience, innovative design and 70% water savings.

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Waffledog

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Waffledog is a stealth mode startup in the luxury pet food space. x test 3.7

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RoboJuice

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RoboJuice is a human-like robot that makes juices and smoothies with fresh organic fruits in 30 seconds

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EatLove

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EatLove brings you personalized meal plans to match your lifestyle, allergies and health goals complete with smart grocery list.

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Full Harvest

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Full Harvest is the first B2B marketplace for ugly and surplus produce.

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Fresh Agriculture Technologies

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Our dream is to revolutionise the way people do fruit growing in the world, by arming the fruit growers with the tools to support them.

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NATURANSA Biotechnology Inc.

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Biotechnology company that produces alternative sustainable protein from edible insect by converting pre-consumer food waste into fertilizer

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Foodgroup

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Social media app exclusively for restaurants and diners.

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DOSA

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DOSA, share a passion for South Indian cuisine and culture that is part of the experience they’ve created at their restaurants.

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Foodily

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Foodily is a social recipe network where users can discover and share recipes.

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Menud

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Curated Recipe Planning Technology

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Nom

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Nom is a community for food lovers to create, share and watch their favorite stories in real-time.

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Chirps Chips (Six Foods)

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Chirps Chips is a creating edible insect foods for healthyeating and sustainability.

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Bitty Foods

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Bitty Foods produces traditional snacks with high protein cricket flour.

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Coozyn

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CooZyn is the one stop one needs to make to learn all about Sharing economy: Food & logistic, Instant grocery delivery, earring money.

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Dokkaebier

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Asian inspired craft beer brand

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Kuju Coffee

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Founded by two Eagle Scout brothers who grew tired, Kuju is on a mission to make quality coffee possible everywhere you go.

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Voga Coffee

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Voga Coffee develops a coffee brewing machine to provide an efficient way to batch brew specialty coffee.

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Eclipse Foods

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Eclipse Foods is a plant-based dairy products that are indistinguishable from animal dairy products.

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GEA Enzymes

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GEA Enzymes provides enzymatic solutions for the food industry.

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Yoconut Dairy Free

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Yoconut Dairy Free is a food innovation start-up that sells yogurt that has natural electrolytes, no added sugar, and made from coconuts.

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Native

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Native aims to create healthy and natural products that humans use every day.

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Fuel

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Intelligent Nutrition Engine analyzing your genetics, lifestyle, and body metrics to optimize and deliver the perfect meals for you.

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Wild For

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Wild For also known as Love Grain, produces and sells gluten-free teff products such as grain breakfast mixes and chips.

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Somatik inc.

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Premium low-dose cannabis infused beverages and artisanal edibles.

Written by Mark Smith

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