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Investing into the Future of Restaurant Tech: Navigating the “New Normal”

June 2020

To thrive in this new environment, Brita Rosenheim asserts that restaurant operators will need to accelerate pre-COVID digital trends, embrace new notions of what constitutes a restaurant, and look to technology to strengthen their brand and relationship with customers. 

The Spoon: Food Tech Pitch Sesh

June 2020

The Spoon invited three food tech startups to pitch their product and get constructive feedback from our judges. Watch the pitches & feedback from judges Brita Rosenheim of Better Food Ventures and Scott Heimendinger, the founder of Sansaire and long-time food tech entrepreneur. 

How the changing restaurant industry has shaped investors' appetite for food and robotics

April 2020

"On the other hand, an economic contraction could also beget opportunities for savvy businesses, according to Brita Rosenheim, a partner at Better Food Ventures. She said automation presents a compelling solution for restaurant owners who would feel even greater pressure to drive operational efficiencies—if the price is right."

AI is reinventing Consumer Food & Beverage Testing during the Global COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2020

“The Gastrograph AI platform is an order of magnitude improvement to established methodologies. In-person panels provide snapshot data, the half-life of that data is short, and often is only project specific. Because CLT focus groups pre-screen for a certain type of consumer, they generate data that is only semi-predictive of other people like them, and thus end up having little future utility.” – Brita Rosenheim, Partner at Better Food Ventures.

Keynote Speaker: Taste of the Future-- What’s next for Restaurant & Hospitality Tech?

February 2020

Brita Rosenheim to give Keynote Address to Hospitality 4.0 Congress in Madrid, Spain.

A Challenge to Sustainability: Feeding 10 Billion by 2050

February 2020

Achieving sustainable solutions is no small task, especially with 10 billion people by 2050 to provide for.  Brita Rosenheim, a leading Food Tech expert and investor at Better Food Ventures, reminds us that to deliver on the vision of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, ongoing investment in technology is essential. In my discussion with Brita, she outlines where the global food system is today and why digital transformation is critical to create better data linkages and transparency across the value chain. 

Brita Rosenheim named to Nation's Restaurant News' 2020 Power List

January 2020

Meet the technology innovators on Nation's Restaurant News' 2020 Power List: Brita Rosenheim, partner in Better Food Ventures, backs the most innovative food technologies

2020 predictions from agri-foodtech’s leading VCs

January 2020

The decade also saw the emergence of a group of investors dedicated to investing in tech startups across food and agriculture. We asked a few of these dedicated investors what they’re expecting in 2020 and beyond. Here are some of their responses.

The Future of Restaurant Tech: Serving the Next Course

November 2019

After publishing our inaugural state-of-the-restaurant industry report in 2018, we are pleased to share an updated 2019 Restaurant Tech EcoSystem map, as well as highlight some of key shifts we’ve seen across the industry over the past year and our predictions for the year to come.  

TechTable Summit (Speaker)

Oct 2019

TechTable is not your average conference. From inspirational speakers, to food and drink activations, to meaningful networking - we take care to curate every aspect of the day so that decision makers across tech, hospitality and investing learn, connect, and experience hi-tech for hi-touch.

Speaker SKS 19: Reimagining Food Retail

October 2019

Cashier-less checkout. Robotic fulfillment. AI-powered grocery shelves.

The future of food retail has entered an era of unprecedented change. We've brought together a session representing both startups as well as some of the world's biggest food retailers to discuss the state of the market and where it is going over the next decade

Agtech Landscape: Tracking 1,600+ Startups Innovating on the Farm and in the Supply Chain

September 2019

AgTech: seed through supply chain. Brita Rosenheim, who is well-known for the Food Tech & Media Landscape, and I call part of the supply chain “the messy middle of food” where agtech meets foodtech, and that’s included here alongside farmtech. 

Chasing shiny objects: Are grocers investing in the right technology?

September 2019

Technology may be the talk of the town, or at least the talk of Groceryshop, but it's not one-size-fits-all for grocers. From home delivery to in-store robots, four experts challenged the assumptions of today's biggest innovations in grocery during a rapid-fire session Monday. .

Groceryshop 2019 (Speaker): 10 Technologies Transforming Operations

September 2019

In this rapid-paced session, three grocery experts will review a list of 10 significant technologies transforming grocery operations in a game-show style format. These experts will debate technologies such as delivery drones, microfulfillment centers, shelf monitoring robots, freshness and cold chain monitoring, blockchain-based supply chain tracking and more. The audience will have an opportunity to vote on the potential impact of each technology, with the results of the audience vote being posted at the end of the session.

Phil Lempert, President & CEO, Consumer Insight

Gary Hawkins, Founder & CEO, Center for Advancing Retail and Technology (CART)

Brita Rosenheim, Partner, Better Food Ventures

Pano Anthos, Founder & Managing Director, XRC Labs (Interviewer)

Kitchen disruption on the horizon as tech firms add AI, big data to food production

July 2019

Increasingly, players in the food industry are embracing artificial intelligence to better understand the dynamics of flavor, aroma and other factors that go into making a food product a success.

Brita Rosenheim, a food tech analyst and investor in Analytical Flavor Systems through the firm Better Food Ventures, said technology can help “digitize existing data” from human taste panels and speed up the development process.

“The typical food product development process is long, and there are a lot of holes where there is no clear feedback on how the market is reacting, so this kind of technology can help,” Rosenheim said.