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FoodTech Startup Grain4Grain Raises $775K, Joins Food Innovation Fund
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FoodTech Startup Grain4Grain Raises $775K, Joins Food Innovation Fund

Food tech startup Grain4Grain has raised $775,000 in pre-seed equity funding from the Kroger Co. Foundation and Village Capital, Broadway Bank, and existing Texas-based private investors who supported the startup in their angel round.  On Thursday, the Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation announced its second Innovation Fund cohort of startups to receive funding for innovative new consumer products made with surplus food or food byproducts and technologies that advance the upcycled food industry. In collaboration with Village Capital, the largest supporter of impact-driven, seed-stage startups globally, the Foundation selected the San Antonio-based Grain4Grain as one of 10 Fund participants from a pool of more than 145 applicants. As craft beer brewing grows in popularity, ...
Food Startup Grain 4 Grain Wins $50,000 at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition
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Food Startup Grain 4 Grain Wins $50,000 at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition

As craft beer brewing grows in popularity, so does the staggering amount of leftover spent barley grains — over 6 billion pounds annually. That opportunity for food innovation is what drove Yoni Medhin and Matt Metchly to launch their low-carb spent barley flour company. Grain4Grain won the top prize of $50,000 Wednesday evening at Tech Fuel, San Antonio's largest, an equity-free cash-prize pitch competition for early-stage tech startups.   Launched by Tech Bloc, a San Antonio technology industry advocacy nonprofit, the three-tiered $100,000 competition is funded by Bexar County’s Innovation Fund to help emerging tech entrepreneurs launch innovative companies. Five judges with venture funding expertise questioned, then selected the $50,000 grand prize and $20,000 second-place winners...