Mangkokku Raises US$2M from Alpha JWC to Expand Its Chef-Level Dishes Biz in Indonesia The startup offers professional chef-level dishes in the form of rice bowls at affordable prices. Spinning a local twist on conventional Japanese rice bowls, it uses local ingredients to suit their rice bowls to local tastebuds.
Malaysia's Secai Marche Lands US$1M to Become The Amazon for Fresh Farm Produce in ASEAN Secai Marche is a platform for restaurants to purchase high-quality products directly from farmers. Its mission is to help build more economically-viable and sustainable small-scale farms around the world through an improved access to quality and delicious food.
Chinese Grocery Chain Yipien Fresh Closes USD 359 Million Series C Round Led by Tencent And Today Capital Yipien runs nearly 900 fresh-food neighborhood supermarkets in 17 cities in China. It also operates an app and a WeChat mini program called Yipien Daojia, allowing online ordering and second-day delivery.
Cloud kitchen startup BigSpoon Foods raises $200K from Urmin Family Office, Lemonade Ventures, LetsVenture, others With the current funding, BigSpoon Foods will be expanding to new cities and brands, while investing in smart technology for efficient production, inventory management and consumer experience.