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9 Well-Known Cooking Startups

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One of the challenges, however, is finding a market that is willing to pay for your solution without even knowing what it is yet.

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If you're building a Cooking startup, you must check these 9 fast-growing companies.


9 Cooking Startups

1) Tovala

1) Tovala

Tovala is a food-tech business that provides a meal delivery service together with a smart countertop oven.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Chicago
  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Bryan Wilcox, David Rabie
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $68,639,786
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 26

You can find their website here.

2) Salted

2) Salted

Salted is a platform for building and scaling healthier quick-service restaurant companies.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Jeff Appelbaum
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $8,918,742
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

3) Good Catch

3) Good Catch

Good Catch is a company that focuses in developing plant-based seafood substitutes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Newtown
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Chad Sarno, Eric Schnell, Marci Zaroff
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $77,050,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 23

You can find their website here.

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4) Rotimatic

4) Rotimatic

Rotimatic is a product design firm that creates smart kitchen equipment that promote healthy eating by combining simplicity and automation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Singapore
  • City: Singapore
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Pranoti Nagarkar, Rishi Israni
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $48,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

5) Chefclub

5) Chefclub

Chefclub is a television and internet culinary station that shows and broadcasts cooking recipes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Axel Lang, Jonathan Lang, Thomas Lang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $23,856,069
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 15

You can find their website here.

6) Daydaycook

6) Daydaycook

DayDayCook is a Hong Kong-based internet publisher and merchandiser for Asian cookery.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • City: Sheung Wan
  • Started in: 2012
  • Founders: Norma Chu, Sam Lim
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $40,075,889
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

7) DELY

7) DELY

DELY offers cooking videos that demonstrate a variety of delectable cuisine recipes.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Japan
  • City: Tokyo
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Yusuke Horie
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: ¥6,911,222,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

8) Xiachufang

8) Xiachufang

Xiiachufang is a recipe-sharing community on the internet.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing
  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Tony Wang, Yin Chen
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $30,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 5

You can find their website here.

9) Chunmi Technology

9) Chunmi Technology

Chunmi Technology is a manufacturer of kitchen appliances.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Fu Lizhong, Li Jing, Yang Hua, Zhu Bin
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $49,860,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

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