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Scratching the surface

Meal kit company Gousto, founded by Cambridge Judge Business School alumnus, reaches 'unicorn' $1bn valuation and says the boom in online food will continue after the pandemic. Timo Boldt Founded by Timo Boldt, an alumus of the Executive MBA programme…

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A kitchen counter with a freshly opened Gousto meal box on top.

The Times: Fundraising is a picnic for meal-box service Gousto

Gousto, the UK meal-box subscription service, has raised $100 million from SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 and $50 million in new debt capital from HSBC and Barclays, reports The Times. The startup was co-founded in 2012 by Timo Boldt, Cambridge Executive…

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Not half baked

Social startup Homebaked, a neighbourhood bakery which won the Cambridge Social Innovation Prize, inspired a 'brick by brick and loaf by loaf' musical at the Royal Court theatre in Liverpool. Homebaked, a social enterprise startup that won the Cambridge Social…

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A selection of freshly baked loaves.

Bloomberg: Tomorrow Foods, Argentinian foodtech startup, raises $3M

Tomorrow Foods startup that creates plant-based food and proteins that can be used by other businesses to make their own recipes, has raised $3M. CEO and Co-founder Augustin Belloso, who’s Cambridge MBA alumnus (MBA 2015), said: “We focused on the…

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Cambridge Independent: Cambridge startup’s bio-reactor means cultured meat will be made anywhere

A feature about Animal Alternative Technologies startup that is engineering a scalable, end-to-end ecosystem for cultured meat production. The startup is currently on the Accelerate Cambridge programme run by Cambridge Judge’s Entrepreneurship Centre. "We are the world’s first cultured meat…

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Taking advantage of crisis

Businesses should use the COVID-19 pandemic to pivot to better service rather than making excuses, says Jaideep Prabhu, Professor of Marketing at Cambridge Judge Business School. By Professor Jaideep Prabhu The customer is always right, and they are fed up…

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Male checkout server wearing protective gloves and handing fresh pizza in pizza boxes, boy is holding paper bag, both customers is wearing protective masks during Covid-19 pandemic era.

The Conversation: The UK wastes millions of tonnes of food every year: here’s how we can change that

Yasemin Kor, Beckwith Professor of Management Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses food wastage problem in the UK and how we can change that. “Research shows that preventing food waste at its source in this way can save nine…

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Business Weekly: Foodtech pioneer Powdies in the best of health

An interview with Dr Carina Tyrrell, Co-founder and CEO of Powdies venture, that produces powder drink made directly from farmers’ surplus fruits and vegetables. The startup is currently on the Accelerate Cambridge programme run by Cambridge Judge’s Entrepreneurship Centre. Dr…

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Watching our waste

Supermarkets and consumers can both change their behaviour to reduce food waste, says Professor Yasemin Kor of Cambridge Judge Business School. Consumer expectation of cheap food and retailers' fear of losing sales has created a "race to the bottom" that…

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Wasted food in a bin liner.

Calories and conflict

Disclosing calories on food labels and disclosing conflicts of interest invoke similar responses because they remind us of certain things...but the results can be surprising and can even backfire, says Professor Sunita Sah of Cambridge Judge Business School. Many of…

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Nutrition facts of whole grain raw oats with oat flakes background.

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