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Crains Chicago Business - January 2014

The company raised another $1 million last fall, led by Hyde Park Venture Partners and including Pritzker Group Venture and Chicago Ventures. Staff has nearly doubled to 12 people.

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Pizza Magazine Quarterly - January 2014

According to Food Genius, pizza is one of the most common dishes in the U.S. as they reveal new industry research

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Specialty Food - January 2014

Pizza is the leading gluten-free dish, … according to Menu inclusions of gluten-free pizzas and flatbreads [that] reflect diners’ need for customization and variety.

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Inc. Magazine - July 2013

Food Genius, a Chicago-based start-up that has created a big data research tool for the food industry, giving consumer packaged goods companies, food distributors, and restaurants insights on industry trends

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QSR Magazine - August 2013

The information we’ve been working with through Food Genius allows us to really examine our most important food categories,” says Amy Fattori, marketing director at Grecian Delight Foods

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Produce Marketing Association - October 2013

27 Trends and Companies Shaping Innovation in our Industry

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Entrepreneur Magazine - June 2013

Restaurateurs can use the Food Genius big-data web platform to put together a dish concept and--through analysis of more than 100,000 menus--see how much the average consumer would pay for it.

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Business Insider - May 28, 2013

14 Startups That Will Change The Way You Eat

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Fast Company Design - February 2013

Food Genius Scours Menus To Turn Food Trends Into Infographics

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AdAge Brand Hack November 2012

Food Genius,[...] pitched a vision of using big data to make all of Food Network's digital properties smarter, creating a more personally-relevant experience for consumers looking for recipes, ingredients or restaurants.

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Chicago Business October 2012

Received “Up-and-Comer” awards at the 11th annual Chicago Innovation Awards...

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Retail Leader October 2012

Dining trends are important as Americans increasingly are looking for restaurant-style prepared foods at grocers. By learning what new recipes are trendy at eateries, retailers and CPG companies can stay on the cutting edge of prepared food trends.

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Chicago Business - September 2012

Food Genius, a Chicago startup that analyzes restaurant menu data to predict food-industry trends, will has raised $1.2 million in venture capital.

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Chicago Tribune - August 2012

On Wednesday, Food Genius […] inaugurated an 18-month lease for its own office on West Erie Street in River North. The company is the first "graduate" of 1871, becoming the startup equivalent of a household's oldest child leaving the nest.

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IDEO Blog - May 2012

Their mission: serve up real-time data to industry insiders hungry to get ahead of food trends.

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Fast Company Design - June 2012

It walked into the program as an app that recommended specific new dishes to try on menus rather than merely new restaurants to eat at. But they walked out as a restaurant consumer data company, selling 'actionable intelligence on restaurants, their menus, and consumer behavior while dining out.'

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