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What “Big Ideas” In Food Get Funded In Silicon Valley?

Much has been written about the ascent of Silicon Valley (SV) as the go-to global incubator for transformational change.  SV has become the Jerusalem of the techno-optimist religion. In venture capital doctrine, the absolution of humanity’s sins begins with seed … Continue reading

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Rip van Wafels: SF-based startup brings a new coffee routine to American consumers

Rip van Wafels unveiled a brand-new website this month (featuring awesome infographics) detailing the unique, ritual consumption of its product. Beyond creating a deliciously authentic Dutch-inspired stroopwafel (two thin layers of wafel surrounding a caramel filling), is determined to redefine … Continue reading

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Event recap: San Franola Summer Food Summit

This is a shamefully late post but better late than never. I wanted to share some musings from an event last month: San Franola Granola, a local freshly-roasted granola producer, hosts quarterly food summits with the goal to “bring together … Continue reading

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Exo: Is that a cricket in my protein bar? I hope so!

I’ve been fascinated by the concept of entomophagy (edible insect consumption) ever since I heard about Don Bugito when visiting La Cocina in the summer of 2011 (Don Bugito is a San Francisco street food operation serving dishes inspired by … Continue reading

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LolaBee’s Harvest: The race for online groceries in the Bay Area

In spite of the death of Webvan in 2001, the world of online grocery delivery has been slowly creaking back to life. The explosion of CSAs in the late 00’s brought fresh produce to the doorsteps of thousands of Bay … Continue reading

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Food Startups Panel: Culture Kitchen, Kitchit, Forage Kitchen, Vignette Wine Country Soda, Buyer’s Best Friend, Local Dirt and Cater2.me

Since last summer, I’ve been part of a meetup group spearheaded by entrepreneur Matthew Wise focused on food startups in the Bay Area. What began as a casual group of 20-30 interested people meeting for tacos and margaritas in SOMA … Continue reading

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Afternoon at Lemnos Labs (2 of 2): Momentum Machines

A continuation of my earlier post on the afternoon I spent at Lemnos Labs, a hardware incubator in SOMA. Momentum Machines While hanging out at Lemnos, Jeremy and Matt introduced me to Alexandros Vardakostas and Lucas Lincoln, President and CTO, … Continue reading

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