Foodies around the region would definitely be familiar with Burpple, a beautiful mobile app that allows you to capture and share your food photos with fellow food enthusiasts. Launched back in May 2012, Burpple has come a long way:
- July 2012, Burpple launched a localized version for the Chinese market.
- August 2012, Burpple pushed out a localized version for the Japanese market.
- November 2012, Burpple shared that they are present in 115 countries and over 3,300 cities, with over 150,000 photos uploaded to Burpple.
With growing demand from Burpple users, the new Android app is expected to expand the reach of Burpple. Co-founder Dixon Chan mentioned:
“For all our Burpple users, this is a big step forward for the community as a whole. When we started working on Burpple, we dreamed of a world connected by food experiences. With the release of Burpple for Android, we’re one step closer to making that goal a reality. Now, more of your friends and family can share and discover favorite food moments with a community of food lovers around the world.”
Food a big theme this year
Earlier last week, founding partner of 500 Startups Dave McClure shared that he is particularly very excited about food tech. The recent acquisition of FoodSpotting, one of the pioneers in the food photo sharing vertical, also signals that we are just starting to see the consolidation of the various players in the food tech space. This is also reinforced by the various local partnerships here in Singapore. This is definitely a very exciting time to be in the food tech space. Recognizing the opportunities, Neoteny Labs alongside QuestVC were fast to get onto the bandwagon with their US$500,000 investment into Burpple back in December.