We hope this email finds you well and that you’re preparing for a great Holiday Season!
We wanted to write a brief update and share some of the progress and developments we’ve had at FlavorWiki in the past months. And to thank all of those people that supported us since our launch in June of this past year.
Funding and Recognition
FlavorWiki had a great Q4 for 2017! On November 17, we completed an eleven week startup accelerator program in Zurich, Switzerland. Kickstart Accelerator is a global program sponsored by industry leaders in Switzerland. The cohort is 70% non-Swiss startups from all over the world. This year they had over 1,500 applications and chose only 30 start ups to participate. The final jury awards best start up in each industry vertical. FlavorWiki was named the “Best Food Startup” and granted CHF 25,000 in non-equity funding. This brings our total funding to date to CHF 40,000, all non-equity.
During the accelerator we also initiated a series of pilot projects with both Migros and Coop, the two largest private label food manufacturers and retailers in Switzerland. Please see the press release here: Zurich Kickstart Accelerator Press Release.
We are excited to have launched a new product around our taste profiling technology, focused on E-Commerce and food retailers. Using taste perception and preference data we are helping these partners to more effectively target product promotions, boost sales and increase brand engagement. We feel this is a natural complement to our consumer insights and new product development tools.
Let’s Stay in Touch
In 2018 we intend to spend more time getting the word out about FlavorWiki and would really appreciate your help in doing so. Please take the time to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay current on future developments. And share our posts with your networks. You can also follow our Blog.
Best wishes and happy holidays from FlavorWiki!
Daniel Protz, Paul Price and Wolfram Willhun