WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Food Dive, a business-to-business digital publication from Industry Dive, today launched a free database of the startups driving innovation in the food industry. The directory pulls together information and reporting by the Food Dive staff into a centralized, easy-to-use information source.
"We scour the food world for new developments in processing, packaging and retail every day, and we want our readers to enjoy the same resources we have," said Brian Warmoth, Content Director of Food Dive. "The decision to release this directory to the public is the first step in our expanded focus on innovation in the food and beverage industry. We expect to add many new entries to the directory as well as exclusive profiles, features and interviews with major players."
Food startups continue to attract attention from entrenched players and Wall Street investors alike. Silicon Valley venture capital firms alone have invested over $350 million in food startups over the last year, according to CB Insights. "That's an increase more than 600% over the last 5 years and there are no signs it's slowing down," adds Warmoth.
The Food Startups Directory is built on a mobile-friendly HTML5 framework, which means it works seamlessly on smartphones, tablets, and desktops. "All our products are designed from the beginning with mobile usage in mind," said Industry Dive CTO Eli Dickinson. "It's important for our readers to trust that they can easily access all of our content at any time and from any device."
This commitment to great user experiences is a hallmark of Food Dive, which publishes news, information, research reports, and jobs on the web at www.fooddive.com. Food Dive also offers a free daily newsletter for food industry executives at www.fooddive.com/signup.
The Food Startups Directory can be found at: http://www.fooddive.com/directories/food-startups/
About Industry Dive
Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive produces seven vertical-specific titles: www.fooddive.com , www.educationdive.com, www.utilitydive.com, www.retaildive.com, www.constructiondive.com, www.wastedive.com, and www.marketingdive.com.
Industry Dive was formed in January 2012 to provide industry-specific mobile apps and websites for executives. In the past year, the company has been named an ABM Innovative Company and a Folio Magazine "Startup to Watch." The company was founded by three principals: CEO Sean Griffey, CRO Ryan Willumson and CTO Eli Dickinson. All formerly played major roles in building FierceMarkets, an online and e-mail newsletter trade publisher, which was acquired by Questex Media in 2008.
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