Indonesia Digest: Yummy acquires Berrykitchen; Gringgo Foundation secures Google grant

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Yummy Corp has acquired online catering startup Berrykitchen, while

Yummy acquires Berrykitchen 

Yummy Corp has acquired online catering startup Berrykitchen for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement.

Following the acquisition, Berrykitchen has been merged with Yummybox, a Yummy Corp business unit, and the two apps have been integrated.

Berrykitchen had secured a $1.25 million Series A investment from US-based venture capital firm Sovereign Capital in 2015.

Founded in 2017, Yummybox has a strategic partnership with F&B and lifestyle brand Ismaya Group. The company offers several services including Food Service Management for businesses to manage employees’ food and White Label Outlets that can be tailored as per restaurant and cafe needs.

Gringgo Foundation secures Google grant 

AI-driven waste solution startup Gringgo Indonesia Foundation was selected as one of the 20 companies to receive a total of $25 million in grants from tech giant Google.

Gringgo, which created an image recognition tool to accelerate plastic management system, improve plastic recycling rates, and reduce plastic ocean, was one of the finalists from 12 countries selected for the Google AI Impact Challenge. The twelve companies were, in turn, shortlisted from 2,600 participants.

Aside from funding, the 20 selected grantees will receive consulting from Google Cloud, and training from Google AI experts, while also getting mentorship from Google Launchpad Accelerator.

Gringgo began as CashForTrash in 2014, targeting local schools to make recycling easier, rewarding and fun.

Using AI, Gringgo’s platform claims to help waste collector staff recognize various types of waste faster.