Best Innovative Food-tech Startups in South Africa
What is Food-tech?
Here are some most innovative and exciting food-tech startups in South Africa. Our research is based on the creativity, year of operations, funding of the startups.
Daily Dish is a Food-tech startup in South Africa that delivers pre-portioned ingredients and recipes packed in refrigerated boxes. The idea is to help customers enjoy fresh food while saving time in mean planning. The box has all ingredients to cook up to 4 nutritious recipes per week. Daily Dish provides meals as per customers’ needs.
Founded in 2012, Daily Dish is a great startup for people who have busy lives.
Founders: Diane de Villiers, Co-Founder, Jo-Pierre Lerm, Co-Founder
Faithful to Nature is a startup by Robyn Smith who is extremely passionate to help people shop the best products online. She has a strict ingredient policy that she adheres to. It is an online e-commerce platform that sells organic products, it has a variety of products ranging from food, health, beauty to home products, and children care. One can be sure of the ingredients used and also get to choose from a variety of options.
Founder: Robyn Smith
Head of Finance: Paul Robinson
Investors: Silvertree Internet Holdings, African Alpha Investment Partners
Founded in 1991, Fry Family Food is a unique startup that is into plant-based products. Wally Fry and Debbie Fry came up with an idea that was replacing meat products with a variety of plant proteins. They made sure that these products deliver similar levels of proteins when compared to their animal-based counterparts. This way of consuming healthy and Veg food is very unique which helps the startup stand apart.
Founders: Wally Fry, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Debbie Fry, Co-Founder
Mr D Food is an online delivery platform based in Capetown, South Africa. It partners with restaurants in South Africa to offer food delivery services through its mobile apps and websites. It delivers to 13 cities in South Africa. It has a variety of cuisines to offer. It was founded in 1992 and currently has 200 employees.
Founder: Henriek De Wet
MojoMe is an award-winning and market-leading low-carb health food company. It offers low carb recipes that are free from added sugar, gluten, grain, starch flours. They have no preservatives or artificial ingredients in their recipes. Julia’s inspiration comes from her background in the hospitality and food industry. She believes in quitting sugar, preservatives, and additives and replacing them with healthy alternatives. MojoMe products have been food tested (and nutritional data supplied) by Swift Silliker Mérieux NutriSciences – SANAS Approved Laboratory, they are SANHA (South African National Halaal Authority) Halaal Certified.
Chief Temptation Officer — MojoMe
Mzansi Meat Co is a unique startup that aims to bring tasty and healthy meat by growing it from cells instead of taking it from animals. This is cultivated meant, which is good for the environment. It reduces deforestation for animal agriculture. It is good for health as it does not require antibiotics. Most importantly, it helps reduce animal slaughter. Their cell harvesting methods are cruelty-free and they follow the highest level of ethical values.
Food Supply Network connects brands, distributors, and buyers in food-services. It lets brand owners list their products, making it easy to identify products one is looking for and also find the suppliers that can deliver to a particular location. It currently serves more than 9 countries. It was founded in 2016.
JustNow is a free service provider that allows potential customers to browse their inventory virtually and reserve products for purchase before they arrive. This helps reduce wastage of food and optimizes sales of fresh food. The target market of JustNow includes retailers, bakeries, cafes, grocery stores, fresh food markets, convenience stores. This app can be used by a consumer, management, or merchandiser.
Alexandre Vellieux, Founder & CEO
Brad Constantinescu, CTO
Bradley Kirkland, Vice President & Adviser
Natasha Kallideen, CFO
Mihai Zant ,Marketing and Sales Partner
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