Food Tech Investments

Brava Home


 
Our purpose is clear. We are a technology company that believes we can make a true impact by empowering anyone to make better food at home, any day of the week.

We know eating and sharing good food are pillars of happiness and good health. But life is a balancing act, and many of us don’t have the time, energy and ability to always cook or eat the foods we want. With our first groundbreaking product, the Brava Pure Light Oven™ , we bring Pure Light Cooking™ Technology into your kitchen to make delicious homemade meals and snacks whenever you want.

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@bravahome

Chewse


 
Chewse (pronounced “choose”) is dedicated to addressing all of your office catering needs.
We provide office meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Treats) from top local restaurants and artisans. With Chewse your team will dive in, devour and savor meals from around the city, that perfectly align with your office’s palate (and Dietary) preferences. The team walks away with happy bellies, and something that can’t be served on a platter – Human connection – from sharing a great meal together.

Our vision is that family style meals create a breeding ground for culture. Opinions and experiences are shared, new ideas are buzzing, and most importantly; people feel heard and acknowledged. Feelings of excitement and diversity, need to be supported by a backbone of security and belonging for people to do their best work. We believe great food is central to that vision.

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chewse.com

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@chewse

Eatsa

An end-to-end technology suite for restaurants that integrates the entire process from digital ordering channels to fulfillment to pickup.

Mission:
Revolutionize restaurants using technology and design to delight and empower both customers and operators.

Purpose:
We believe in creating greater accessibility to the food people love.

We believe in a future…
Where the restaurant industry is revolutionized through tools and technology that empower restaurants to lower their prices and improve food quality.

Where a budding restaurateur with a creative vision is able to launch and grow a business capable of thriving. Where restaurants know their customers – their names, their favorite dishes, their dietary preferences – and can personalize the experience to match. Where customers are able to order how they want, when they want. Where fast food is truly FAST. Where even grabbing a quick lunch can be a fun and magical experience. Because we believe everyone deserves access to better food, better experiences, and to have a little more magic in their day.

Be human.
We may build robots, but we lead with empathy. We seek to understand others by listening with intention, inquiring with curiosity, and withholding judgement. This brings us closer to what people do, how they feel, and what they need.

1 + 1 = 3
We don’t mean to brag, but we are really good at collaborating. We encourage direct and ego-free communication, and we value others’ opinions. We get to the best answers when diverse perspectives are heard and respected.

Imagine better.
While others aim to think outside the box, for us, there is no box. Using creativity and ingenuity, we blaze new trails every day in our quest to deliver magic.

Grab the bowl by the horns.
No one said this was going to be easy. We are disrupting an industry and tackling one hard problem after the next, but we have grit. We are fearless and resilient. When we fall, because of course we will fall, we dust ourselves off and get back on.

Focus.
We practice focus, like Mr. Miyagi with his chopsticks. We don’t let the seemingly urgent get in the way of the important. When we prioritize what we do and when we do it, we have the power to say no.

Own it.
We are in this together and will each impact the future of eatsa. We don’t have to ask for permission or wait to be told. We trust each other and ourselves. No second-guessing.

Make it awesome.
The eatsa experience is unparalleled, and in order to stay ahead we cannot stop pursuing greatness. Across every team, in everything we do we always strive to aim higher.

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eatsa.com

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@eatsarestaurant

Enlightened Hospitality Investments

Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI) is a value-added strategic investor formed to leverage the brands, businesses, and team of Union Square Hospitality Group to identify growth potential and investment opportunities in both internal and outside ventures. EHI is uniquely positioned to provide resources, relationships, and visibility to drive growth for our portfolio partners.

At USHG, we count Entrepreneurial Spirit among our core values. For over thirty years, asking “whoever wrote the rule?” has led us down exciting and innovative paths. But because we don’t have a monopoly on good ideas, we’re now excited to thoughtfully pursue investments with values-aligned organizations through Enlightened Hospitality Investments (EHI). With a focus on investing in hospitality and related technology companies, EHI partners with its portfolio companies to provide unmatched strategic direction, operational experience, and key relationships.
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Enlightened Hospitality Investments is led by Union Square Hospitality Group’s Chief Investment Officer, Mark Leavitt. The Enlightened Hospitality Investments team works hand in hand with the executive leaders of USHG and many other partners in our restaurants and other businesses to advance the culture of Enlightened Hospitality beyond the walls of our own businesses.

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Good Eggs


 
We believe feeding your family well shouldn’t come with a trade off—be it your time, your standards, or your wallet. We’re pioneering a new way to feed your fridge, where we source the best food from producers we know and trust, and bring it straight to you—all at a price the same or less than your grocery store.

The freshest stuff, curated for you, delivered on your schedule so you have more time for the things that matter.

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goodeggs.com

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@goodeggs

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Sarah Kersten Studio


 
I’m Sarah, founder of Sarah Kersten Studio. I work in Berkeley, California, where the combination of a rich and robust pottery tradition and the inspiration of coastal California combine to inform the nature of my work.
Much of my aesthetic has grown out of the natural tendencies of the materials that I work with. I love high fired stoneware for the beauty of its features— which are always muted and subtle in hue— and for its strength. These traits, together with a passion for seasonal cooking, a great love of being and making at home, and a deep respect for pottery tradition, make my work what it is. When so much of the world is plasticized and high-tech, it’s pottery’s ancient heritage that grounds me, along with my commitment to showing up day after day to move my work forward. After years of creating alone, I now work with a very small team to make the work in my shop.

I aspire to create pieces that are sculpturally beautiful, effortlessly functional, and of heirloom quality. All of my designs respond to real needs, needs I’ve had in my own kitchen, or wishes I’ve heard from friends and chefs I’ve worked with. I work slowly, considering shape, size, and the overall feeling of a piece for as long as it takes to get it just right— sometimes years. But I like it that way. I make objects that will live intimately with you and yours, that you’ll handle multiple times a day, and I take that honor seriously, and joyfully. For me, pottery and its history is part of who we are as a people and a deeply meaningful way to spend my days, as is the knowledge that my work goes towards making people’s homes more beautiful, functional places to live, love and cook.

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@thetownkitchen

The Town Kitchen


 
The Town Kitchen is on a mission to empower underserved youth in the Bay Area. The Town Kitchen is a community-driven food company that employs and trains our youth by delivering chef-crafted meals to corporate clients.

The Town Kitchen community addresses a need in the Bay Area area for locally-sourced meals, as well as fair-wage jobs and job training programs for local youth.

Place an order online and let our team make your office lunch or corporate event a success. Reach out to us regarding our lunch program for your employees; help us fuel our impact in the community!

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thetownkitchen.com

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@thetownkitchen

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Traveling Spoon


 
Traveling Spoon is like having a friend’s mom cook you a home cooked meal in every country you visit. Traveling Spoon connects travelers with local, vetted hosts to share the joy of a homemade meal in their home and learn about their cultural and culinary traditions passed down through generations.

Traveling Spoon was founded by Aashi Vel and Steph Lawrence who met at the Haas School of Business in 2011 around their joint passion of food. They shared a dream of helping people connect with authentic food experiences while traveling and founded Traveling Spoon to build a community of fellow food and travel lovers seeking meaningful experiences around the world.

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thetravelingspoon.com

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@travelingspoons

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Vivino

Vivino empowers people everywhere to enjoy wine to the fullest.

Vivino is the world’s largest online wine marketplace and most downloaded wine app, powered by a community of millions. Vivino’s unique wine shopping experience uses community data to suggest personalized wine recommendations, making wine discovery and purchase fun, accessible, and effortless for wine drinkers of every level. The Vivino app is available for download on Android and Apple devices.
 

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vivino.com

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@vivino

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