Tag Archive: Foodzie

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    by Angie Chang

    Celebrating 5 Exited Female Founders Of Food-Minded Startups

    Check out these women who have exited food-related startups.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    From mailing cardboard boxes of recommended packaged foods on a monthly subscription basis, to food recommendation apps ranging from the technically astute to the visually gripping – we’ve watched in the last few years the marriage of one’s love for food and new technology.

    Startups in the food tech space have run the gamut – and celebrated a few notable exits in the startup industrial complex.

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    by Angie Chang

    Co-Founders Of Life: Foodzie

    People have said to us every bit of the way, “How can you work together?” “That’s kinda crazy.”

    By Emily Olson (Co-Founder, Foodzie – acquired by JOYUS)

    It was at our engagement party that my dad (with a cold Rolling Rock up in the air) said it best: “These two have done it all backwards. They moved in together, shared bank accounts, got a dog, bought a house and then decided to get engaged.”

    What he didn’t know then was we were about to make one more detour in our “backwards” plan.

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    by Angie Chang

    How Did Your Dad Influence You To Become An Entrepreneur?

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their dads’ influence.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Alice Brooks, one of the co-founders of Kickstarter project Roominate, grew up visiting her father’s robotics lab and when she was young, she had her own saw so that they could work side-by-side. She built her own doll with that saw. Her co-founder Jennifer Kessler grew up playing Mastermind and Chess with her father. The two spent hours solving puzzles together.

    For Father’s Day, we asked women entrepreneurs about their fathers and how they influenced them. Check out the varied responses from these intrepid

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    by Angie Chang

    Emily Olson’s Foodzie Acquired By Video Shopping Site Joyus

    Joyus to expand branded categories of videos, adding “Joyus Food” with the acquisition of Foodzie.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    The third female-founded startup acquisition this week (and it’s only Tuesday!) is Emily Olson‘s small-batch product subscription service Foodzie – acquired by video shopping experience startup Joyus today for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.

    TechCrunch reports Foodzie will eventually become “Joyus Food,” joining Apparel, Home, Beauty, and Lifestyle as a branded category. Foodzie will continue to offer its signature tasting boxes on a one-off basis, discontinuing the subscription service post July.

    Foodzie had raised $1 million in funding from investors

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    by Angie Chang

    Alice Wang’s Spark Box: Toys For A Child’s Developmental Benefit

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    A former investment banker, entrepreneur Alice Wang watched her extended family grow in size with the arrival of three babies. She found it inspiring to see how the families experienced parenthood, and subsequently, how quickly the children got sick of toys.

    She thought there had to be a better way to test toys with the child and provide some educational value to the experience.

    This was the spark that launched her startup Spark Box, a toy rental company providing an eco-friendly way for parents

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    by Angie Chang

    Need A Last Minute Gift? There’s A Subscription For That

    By Brit Morin (Founder & CEO, Brit)

    Subscription services have been around for more than a century. Generations before us were the first to enjoy subscriptions to magazines, newspapers, and more. As a kid, I even remember being forced to go door-to-door to sell subscriptions for wrapping paper. (Side note: Who really needs a monthly subscription to wrapping paper?)

    Only in the past several years has our friend, the Internet, disrupted the traditional subscription model of the media monoliths, forcing them to think about new ways to offer online subscriptions as well as free versions of their content.