food and beverage

This week, hear from Aishwarya Iyer, the founder CEO of Brightland, an artisan oil and vinegar brand started in 2018.

Iyer began her entrepreneurial journey after doing some research on possible causes for her upset stomach—which led her to learn more about cooking oils after cutting dairy and gluten from her diet. She discovered that 70% of olive oils Americans consume are either rotten, rancid or has been adulterated — diluted by other inferior quality oils — and no one was talking about it.

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Alex Canter understood his role from the beginning. As a fourth-generation restaurateur and heir to beloved Canter's Deli in Los Angeles, he was set to continue the family legacy. But running a restaurant in 2021 is very different than running one in 1981, let alone 1931.

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Ready, Set, Food! CEO and co-founder Daniel Zakowski says it's "the right time for allergy prevention."

His Encino-based startup closed a $3.5 million seed round this week on the heels of new guidance that parents introduce their children to allergenic foods when they're just four months old.

Ready, Set, Food! sells a line of powdered formulas blended with common allergens like nuts, milk and eggs.

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