Food Tech

Browse the latest news about food technology and food and beverage startups in Southern California from dot.LA.
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There’s a new neighbor on the block in Whittier, California, and his name is Jeffrey Bezos.

After launching in the Seattle suburb of Mill Creek, Washington in April, a second location for the suburban regional variant of Amazon Go opened in California on Tuesday; an expansive 2,150 sq feet of retail space where you can grab a cold brew or kombucha on-tap while picking up a six-pack from a local brewery, grab a hot bite to eat and walk out without ever picking up your wallet.

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PowerPlant Partners, a Los Angeles and San Francisco-based investment management firm, closed a $330 million fund.

With the final closing of PowerPlant Ventures III L.P. (PPV Fund III), the firm plans to expand its current focus on plant-based consumer food and beverage brands to incorporate consumer technology alongside service and enablement companies. Dan Gluck, PowerPlant co-managing partner, told dot.LA the firm still intends to back companies that center around human and planetary wellness.

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Courtesy of Travis Rosbach

Whether you're at work, shopping for groceries, at the gym, or browsing online — there's a good chance you’ve run into a HydroFlask.

On this episode of the PCH Driven podcast, Hydroflask founder Travis Rosbach talks about how his relationship to the outdoors led him to create a stainless steel, reusable water bottle company.

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