In the Hamptons, catering to the rich (and their dogs) is good business
EAST HAMPTON, New York (Reuters) - Judging by early demand for everything from doggie daycare to Ferrari rentals and fine art, rich Americans are going to make this a strong summer in one of their...
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Founders Fund Backs Its First Food Tech Startup, Hampton Creek Foods, With A $1M Investment
Founders Fund, the firm founded by Peter Thiel and other PayPal executives, famously declared that it wants to back companies with big, ambitious visions (not just dinky web startups). And that description certainly fits Hampton Creek Foods, a startup that wants to move the world from animal-based foods by creating alternatives that are genuinely tastier, healthier, and cheaper. Founder and CEO Josh Tetrick told me that he just closed a $1 million round from the firm. It's Founders Fund's first food tech investment, he said — which seems to be true, judging from the portfolio companies listed on the firm's website. Hampton Creek previously raised $2 million from Khosla Ventures.
Khosla-Backed Hampton Creek Foods Launches Beyond Eggs, A Genuinely Convincing Egg Replacer
Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek Foods, isn't the first person to try to convince people to eat fewer animal products (after all, someone manufactured the Tofurky that I eat every Thanksgiving), but he's not satisfied with what's already out there. "Let's face it, a lot of vegans have low standards," Tetrick said — and he's a vegan himself. His point: There are plenty of meat and animal product substitutes available, but people usually eat them because they're vegan/vegetarian, not because the food is particularly good. Tetrick, on the other hand, is hoping to create plant-based foods that are actually better than the animal products they replace. And his company just launched its first product, Beyond Eggs.
Joe Green Steps Down As President Of NationBuilder, Will Be Announcing “Exciting Initiatives” In The Coming Weeks
Today, we’ve learned that Joe Green, Co-Founder of Causes and NationBuilder, as well as an investor and advisor to Asana, will be stepping down as President from the latter. While specifics aren’t known on what is coming next, Green did mention that he has some things in the works and will share them in the coming weeks. We’ve reached out to him for more details. Last March, NationBuilder raised $6.3M from Andreessen Horowitz, while announcing Green as President at the same time. He will continue as a board member of the company. The company allows political candidates and organizations to build a website with all of the necessary social and fundraising tools it needs to get going right away. Its team page no longer lists Green as President. Here’s what Green shared on his public Facebook post today: Friends, As most of you know I have spent the last couple years as Co-Founder and President of NationBuilder. Today I am announcing I am stepping down as President and away from day ...
NASA Planes Fly Over Bay Area To Measure Air Pollution Levels
An anonymous reader writes "NASA is trying to measure the air pollution by flying a plane at various altitudes over the bay area. The tests are a part of a larger effort led by the DISCOVER-AQ campaign — a multi-year program launched across the United States in 2011 by NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. DISCOVER-AQ stands for Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality. NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., is the lead center for the mission."
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