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JUNE 10, 2014
GatheredTable Raises $2 Million Seed Round of Funding
Seattle Startup "Where Modern Meets Homemade" Heads for National Launch
SEATTLE, WA --(Marketwired - June 10, 2014) - gatheredtable has secured an
additional $2 million in funding, bringing the total raised to date to $3.8
million. The company is gearing up for a national launch of its consumer
gatheredtable generates customized weekly menus and grocery lists for busy
people and families. Every menu is unique to every subscriber's specific
household needs, meeting set preferences and constraints, while recommending
seasonal recipes that match subscriber preferences. Home delivery options will
be added this fall.
"This is meal planning made simple," says Mary Egan, founder and CEO
of gatheredtable.com. "We help our customers close the gap between their
aspiration to cook and the reality that many of them don't -- or not very
often," she added.
According to Food+Tech, April brought a serious influx of cash into the food
tech ecosystem, totaling close to $1.1 billion, including two IPOs, fifteen
private company fundraises and one acquisition.
gatheredtable is beta testing right now, and early customers are already giving
rave reviews. "If you're looking to save time, and if you want to try
to cook more meals at home, the benefits are enormous. You save money, and can
control the healthfulness of your meals," says Susan Kim of Seattle.
Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz and Voyager Capital Venture Partner
Geoff Entress are among the investors in gatheredtable.
Advisory board members are Geoff Bartakovics, founder and CEO Tasting Table,
Scott Dahnke, managing partner at Catterton Partners, Max Krohn co-founder of
OkCupid.com, Sheila Marcelo, co-founder of Care.com, Angelo Moratti, CEO and
chairman of AngeLab, Liz Newmark, founder and CEO of Great Performances, Elana
Amsterdam, founder of Elana's Pantry, and Dawn Lepore, former CEO of
gatheredtable is an online service providing customized weekly menus and
grocery lists for busy people and families. Our mission is to get people back
in the kitchen -- cooking and connecting around healthy, homemade meals. Each
menu is unique to specific household needs, meeting all set goals and
preferences while also introducing fun, new and seasonal recipes to users'
repertoires. The menus are accompanied by a comprehensive, tailored grocery
list with optional home delivery. The company employs 18 people and was founded
in Seattle in 2013. One-percent of company profits go toward the Edible
Schoolyard Project, based in Berkeley, California.
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