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Twitter Link Roundup #359 – Terrific Reads for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

How many tabs do you have open in your browser right now? If you had to stop and count, it’s probably too many. An overcrowded browser is like a cluttered home. It is overwhelming and excessive, and it provokes a genuine stress response. If you suffer from spending precious mental energy searching through all 42 tabs in your browser to find the one you need, consider looking into some tools to help you regain that lost time and attention. Medium recommends several good ones to try out. You may ...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, Design, Leadership, Small Business, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneur, Munchery, Holland, Logo, Ross, Branding, Etsy Shop, Kevin Kelly


Equity transcribed: Y Combinator, Airbnb and HotelTonight

We’re starting an experiment for Extra Crunch members that puts the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, in your eyes instead of your ears. This week, the team discussed Y Combinator moving to San Francisco, Airbnb acquiring HotelTonight and an infusion of cash into the ride-hailing industry. But maybe you don’t like podcasts. Or maybe you don’t subscribe to Equity yet (why not?). Below is the transcription of this week’s episode so you can read what you’ve been missin...
Tags: Travel, TC, Oregon, San Francisco, Munchery, Silicon Valley, Kate, Seattle, Alex, Nea, New Enterprise Associates, Alex Wilhelm, Bay, SUNNYVALE, San Francisco Airbnb, Charles Hudson


Startups Weekly: What’s up with YC? Plus, mobility layoffs and Airbnb’s grand plans

Where to begin… Netflix darling Marie Kondo is hitting up Sand Hill Road in search of $40 million to fund an ecommerce platform, Y Combinator is giving $150,000 to a startup building a $380,000 flying motorcycle (because why not) and Jibo, the social robot, is calling it quits, speaking to owners directly of its imminent shutdown. It was a hectic week in unicorn land so, I’m just going to get right to the good stuff. Changes at Y Combinator Where to begin! Not only did the prolific accele...
Tags: Travel, Startups, Lyft, Y Combinator, Japan, Texas, Money, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Softbank, Funding, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Ceo, Economy, Austin


Failed meal-kit service Munchery owes $6M to gift card holders, vendors

Several weeks after a sudden shutdown left customers and vendors in the lurch, meal-kit service Munchery has filed for bankruptcy. In the Chapter 11 filing, Munchery chief executive officer James Beriker cites increased competition, over-funding, aggressive expansion efforts and Blue Apron’s failed IPO as reasons for its demise. Munchery owes $3 million in unfulfilled customer gift cards and another $3 million to its vendors, suppliers and various counterparties, the filing reveals. The compa...
Tags: Food, Startups, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Munchery, Venture Capital, Blue Apron, Silicon Valley, Menlo Ventures, Cota Capital, Online Food Ordering, E.ventures, Estrada, Sherpa Capital, Kate Clark


Blue Apron hopes lower cost meal kits, now on Jet in NYC, will help save its business

Blue Apron is introducing a lower-cost version of its meal kits, initially only for Jet.com shoppers in the greater New York City metro area. The new kits, called “Knick Knacks,” still require refrigeration, but require customers to supply their own protein and produce to complete the meal. But by dropping the two most expensive ingredients from the meal, the company has brought the price down to $7.99, compared with prices that ranged from $17 to $23 for the meal kits that launched on Jet la...
Tags: Food, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, New York City, Walmart, E-commerce, Munchery, Blue Apron, Food Delivery, Jet, Mara Seaweed, Boston Philadelphia, Meal Kits, Shuk, Vermont Creamery


Startups Weekly: Even Gwyneth Paltrow had a hard time raising VC

I spent the week in Malibu attending Upfront Ventures’ annual Upfront Summit, which brings together the likes of Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC’s elite for a two-day networking session of sorts. Cameron Diaz was there for some reason, and Natalie Portman made an appearance. Stacey Abrams had a powerful Q&A session with Lisa Borders, the president and CEO of Time’s Up. Of course, Gwyneth Paltrow was there to talk up Goop, her venture-funded commerce and content engine. “I had ...
Tags: Startups, Y Combinator, Pinterest, Entertainment, La, Softbank, Funding, Africa, Time, Tech, Washington Dc, Munchery, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Cameron Diaz, Venture Capital, Brazil


Former Munchery employees sue company, blame CEO for shutdown

The Munchery saga continues. In a new class-action lawsuit, former Munchery facilities worker Joshua Philips is claiming the startup owes him and 250 other employees 60 days’ wages, citing The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, a U.S. labor law that requires employers with an excess of 100 employees to give notice 60 days ahead of mass layoffs. Munchery, a prepared meal delivery company headquartered in San Francisco, announced in an email to customers on January 21 that it wo...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chief executive officer, Tech, Munchery, Tri Tran, Venture Capital, Philips, TechCrunch


China’s social credit system won’t tell you what you can do right

For the past few years, China has been rolling out a Black Mirror / Harry Potter-esque social rating policy known as the Social Credit System (SCS). Far from just a credit score in the financial sense, an SCS score can determine whether a person can buy business class tickets on trains (or take the train at all) or have access to flights. Apps are rumored to exist that would tell users whether they are standing near someone with a debt listed in the system, so … they can walk away I guess. This ...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Government, China, Tech, Policy, Beijing, Munchery, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Financial Times, Eric Eldon, Danny, SCS, Social Credit System SCS, Romain Dillet


Despite $125 million in funding, Munchery ceases operations in San Francisco

After eight years of shape-shifting in the home meal delivery business, Munchery ceased operations in San Francisco, its final market. In May 2018 Munchery retreated from all markets except San Francisco, but now that's also closed. The post Despite $125 million in funding, Munchery ceases operations in San Francisco appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, San Francisco, Trends, Munchery, Smart Home, Home Meal Delivery


Startups Weekly: Is Munchery the Fyre Festival of startups?

It was a tough week. Journalists around the U.S. were hit hard by layoffs, from HuffPost to BuzzFeed News to Verizon Media Group, which owns this very site. The government entered day 35 of the shutdown before President Donald Trump agreed to a short-term deal to reopen it for three weeks. And in the startup world, a once high-flying, venture-subsidized food delivery startup crashed and burned, leaving a cluster of small businesses in its wreckage. Some good things happened too — we’ll get to...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Spotify, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, Abc, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Softbank, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Zynga, Munchery, Venture Capital


Scooters 2.0, Munchery ghosts, and solving contraceptive deserts

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the gang back together with our own Connie Loizos at the helm, Kate Clark in the studio as well, Alex on the phone, and Ed Sim from Boldstart Ventures onboard as well. A good crew for a busy week. Now that 2019 is fully underway, the news is back to its usual firehose-pace which means we had a lot to get through. In no overly serious order, here’s ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, China, Munchery, Kate, Alex, Connie Loizos, BoldStart Ventures, Kate Clark, Ed Sim, Pill Club


Asian food delivery startup Chowbus raises $4M

When one food delivery startup fails, another gets funded. Chowbus, an Asian food ordering platform headquartered in Chicago, has brought in a $4 million “seed” funding led by  Greycroft Partners  and  FJ Labs , with participation from  Hyde Park Angels  and  Fika Ventures. The startup, aware of the challenges that plague startups in this space, says offering exclusive access to restaurants and eliminating service fees sets it apart from big-name competitors like Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDa...
Tags: Tech, Chicago, Munchery, Zhang, Wen, Greycroft Partners, GrubHub, Hyde Park Angels, Fika Ventures, Chowbus, Linxin Wen, Grubhub DoorDash, Suyu Zhang


After an abrupt shutdown, Munchery’s small business vendors are the ones picking up the bill

Munchery’s vendors claim the food delivery startup took advantage of them in its final hours, knowingly allowing them to continue making deliveries it couldn’t pay for. Earlier this week, Munchery surprised customers with an email announcing it would cease operations, effective immediately. It did not, however, notify any of its vendors of the news, according to the owners of several small San Francisco-based businesses, who told TechCrunch they are owed thousands in overdue Munchery payments...
Tags: New York, San Francisco, Tech, Munchery, Tri Tran, Silicon Valley, Federal Court, South San Francisco, Nguyen, Estrada, Farrier, Sherpa Capital, Seattle Los Angeles, San Francisco Los Angeles Seattle, Dandelion Chocolate, James Beriker


Daily Crunch: Munchery shuts down

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is ceasing operations, effective immediately. The company laid off 30 percent of its workforce in May, after shutting down its Seattle, Los Angeles and New York operations. At the time, Munchery said it planned to dou...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, New York, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Tech, Netflix, Munchery, Roma, Samsung Galaxy, Black Panther, Mexico City Mexico, Marie Kondo, Shodan


After raising $125M, Munchery fails to deliver

On-demand food delivery startup Munchery is ceasing operations effective immediately, the startup announced in an e-mail to customers on Monday. Founded in 2010, the San Francisco-based business had raised a total of $125 million in venture capital funding, reaching a valuation of $300 million with an $87 million round in 2015, according to PitchBook. Munchery was backed by Greycroft, ACME Ventures (formerly known as Sherpa Capital), Menlo Ventures, e.Ventures, Cota Capital, M13 and mor...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, New York, San Francisco, Munchery, Menlo Ventures, Crunchbase, Deliv, Cota Capital, Bart, E.ventures, Josephine, Sherpa Capital, Seattle Los Angeles, PitchBook Munchery


The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will also work their way through prepared food businesses. The Battle Is For The Customer Interface Investors are pouring millions into the creation of a network of shared kitchens, storage facilities, and pickup counters that established chains a...
Tags: Google, Kitchen, Food, TC, Uber, Chef, Real Estate, New York, Technology, China, India, Los Angeles, Tech, Atlanta, Research, E-commerce


Another food delivery startup, Foodsby, rakes in venture capital funding

Venture capitalists are still hungry for food delivery startups. Foodsby, the provider of a lunch delivery service based out of Minneapolis, has raised a $13.5 million Series B led by Piper Jaffray Merchant Banking. Greycroft Partners, Corazon Capital and Rally Ventures also participated. With the new capital, Foodsby plans to expand to 15 to 25 new markets. The round brings Foodsby’s total raised to $21 million. “We have established a successful model for new market entry with a tried ...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Uber, Minneapolis, Tech, Munchery, Food Delivery, Seattle, Uber Eats, Peach, Greycroft Partners, New York Food, Madrona, Los Angeles Seattle, Delivery Startups


This popular food service just shut down in several cities, are you affected?

Munchery, one of the many on-demand food delivery services offering quick and easy re-heatable meals to folks who would prefer to use a microwave rather than a stove, has ceased operations in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. The post This popular food service just shut down in several cities, are you affected? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Munchery, Food Delivery, On Demand, Smart Home, Seattle, Los Angeles New York


Adjust your dinner plans — Munchery has shut down in 3 markets

Munchery, one of the many on-demand food delivery services offering quick and easy re-heatable meals to folks who would prefer to use a microwave rather than a stove, has ceased operations in Los Angeles, New York, and Seattle. The post Adjust your dinner plans — Munchery has shut down in 3 markets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Munchery, Food Delivery, On Demand, Smart Home, Seattle, Los Angeles New York


Munchery shuts down operations in LA, New York and Seattle

Munchery, the on-demand food delivery startup, has shut down its operations in Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, the company announced on its blog today. That means the teams from those cities are also being let go. “We recognize the impact this will have on the members of our team in those regions,” Munchery CEO James Beriker wrote on the company blog. “Our teams in each city have built their businesses from scratch and worked tirelessly to serve our customers and their communities. I am...
Tags: India, San Francisco, Tech, Munchery, Seattle, Bart, Los Angeles New York, LA New York, James Beriker, Maple Spoonrocket, Ola Munchery, Menlo Ventures Sherpa Capital


How CRM Software Can Dramatically Improve Your Business Revenue

I remember the first time I launched my own online business. It was a few months before Christmas, a time when people would start buying gifts. I was making novelty products — figurines, personalized fridge magnets, wall decors — and all went well because these products started selling. One of my customers was a 17-year-old who bought a lot of fridge magnets with inspirational quotes printed on it. I started to make more of those magnets, thinking that I would sell more. To my confusion, the sal...
Tags: Small Business, Sales, Munchery, CRM, Activision, Wells Fargo, SMEs, KPI, Customer Relationships, Facebook Google Twitter Instagram, Social Media Nowadays, Social Media Presence Companies, Automation of Contact Center Responding


Notes From Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference 2017: Okada, McGuire & More

We've already posted up notes from the Next Wave Sohn San Francisco Conference which featured emerging managers.  Now it's time for the main event presentations which featured top hedge fund managers sharing investment ideas to benefit the Excellence In Investing For Children's Causes Foundation. Notes From Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference 2017 Mark Okada, Highland Capital ManagementIdea: Vistra (VST)Business: Integrated IPP.  Thesis:  Strong market position in bottoming cyclical industr...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Mexico, Finance, Digital, Paypal, Shark, Bitcoin, Munchery, Alibaba, Sony, Argentina, Fiat, Allergan, Ugg, Latin America


Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference Notes 2017: Okada, McGuire & More

We've already posted up notes from the Next Wave Sohn San Francisco Conference which featured emerging managers.  Now it's time for the main event presentations which featured top hedge fund managers sharing investment ideas to benefit the Excellence In Investing For Children's Causes Foundation. Notes From Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference 2017 Mark Okada, Highland Capital ManagementIdea: Vistra (VST)Business: Integrated IPP.  Thesis:  Strong market position in bottoming cyclical industr...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Mexico, Finance, Digital, San Francisco, Paypal, Shark, Bitcoin, Munchery, Alibaba, Sony, Argentina, Fiat, Allergan, Ugg


Meal Kit Leader Blue Apron Is Ready to Serve IPO

The market for healthy, fresh ingredients and recipes delivered via subscription to one’s front door is robust. Blue Apron, named for apprentice chefs’ attire in France, established a new business model that’s not only being emulated but turning grocery shopping on its head. Founded in 2012 in New York, its fresh produce is supplied by a coast-to-coast network of farmers and suppliers while a cadre of chefs advise on recipes to be made on the spot as recipe cards are in every shipped box. Now t...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, New York, France, Ipo, Martha Stewart, Uncategorized, Advertising, Canada, Munchery, Citigroup, Blue Apron, Matt Salzberg, Fortune, Instacart, Peapod


It sounds like Munchery’s early investors are screwed

 Munchery, an on-demand food delivery startup that has already raised more than $120 million, is reportedly looking to raise an additional $15 million in funding that would force a recapitalization of the company, Bloomberg reports. Munchery reportedly has raised more than $5 million in this new financing. As part of the recapitalization, Munchery issued shares to new investors in the form of… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Bloomberg, Munchery


Online grocery GrubMarket breaks even, and wants to go public in 2018

 Despite the copious amounts of venture funding that have flowed to them in recent years, food tech startups haven’t had an easy time of it especially in the food delivery game. Since 2015, GoodEggs, Zesty and Munchery have shuffled their executive decks, meal kit delivery darlings Blue Apron struggled with worker safety, and logistics providers Postmates struggled to lock in a new… Read More
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Munchery, Venture Capital, Food Delivery, Online Groceries, Sound Ventures, Food Tech, E-grocery


Brand News: Starbucks Gets Animated With Help From The Simpsons

Our latest news roundup of the biggest branding, marketing, advertising and other industry news and happenings: Adobe expands with debut of TV ad planning platform. Alaska Air Group closes Virgin America acquisition to become 5th biggest US airline. Apple iOS 10.2 update brings “hundreds” of new emoji, new Apple TV app and more. AT&T partners with NASA to power its Deep Space Network. BBC Worldwide and ITV will launch Britbox, a Netflix-style streaming on demand TV service, in the US with AM...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Twitter, Elon Musk, Adobe, Tinder, Youtube, Advertising, US, Holiday, San Francisco, Nike, Tesla, Nasa, Apple TV, Bbc


Munchery tries to win over commuters with a pop-up shop in San Francisco

 Food delivery startup Munchery is trying its hand at brick-and-mortar sales, opening a pop-up shop in San Francisco that we spotted this week. In the competitive and cluttered market for online food delivery, Munchery is distinct in that it sells chef-prepared meals that just need to be heated, or meal kits with recipes and pre-measured ingredients to its members and other customers.… Read More
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, San Francisco, Tech, Munchery, Retail, Food Delivery, GrubHub, Foodtech


Munchery tries to win the commuter crowd with a pop-up shop

 Food delivery startup Munchery is trying its hand at brick-and-mortar sales, opening a pop-up shop in San Francisco that we spotted this week. In the competitive and cluttered market for online food delivery, Munchery is distinct in that it sells chef-prepared meals that just need to be heated, or meal kits with recipes and pre-measured ingredients to its members and other customers.… Read More
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, San Francisco, Tech, Munchery, Retail, Food Delivery, GrubHub, Foodtech


Crunch Report | Tesla and SolarCity-powered Island

Tesla and SolarCity power an island in American Samoa, after skipping last year Apple holds its Black Friday sale, robots will be helping with shopping at Westfield malls in San Francisco, Michigan doubles down on autonomous cars and Munchery gets a new CEO. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
Tags: Apple, Black Friday, Energy, TC, News, Shopping, Review, Cars, Sale, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Autonomous, Report, Munchery, Tri Tran