Rachel Maddow points out that with the United States as the world’s coronavirus epicenter, Donald Trump misses the point with his return to his pet concerns over immigration. April 21, 2020 Below is a video link to a segment of the Rachel Maddow Show which aired last night ( April 20, 2020) and featured one of BLAKE partnerships – Topos. ….
Airbnb is tightening its policies on unauthorized house parties in response to the shooting deaths of five people in an Orinda, California, rental home on Halloween. CEO Brian Chesky announced the new policy in a series of tweets Saturday. Here’s what’s changing: Airbnb is expanding manual screening of “high-risk” reservations that are flagged by its tech. It’ll take “immediate action” against users….
Series B, co-led by RXR Realty and GV, will bring first Kitchen United kitchen centers to NYC market PASADENA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen United, the kitchen as a service company built to serve the fast growing world of off-premise dining, today announced it has closed on its $40 million Series B funding round. The round was co-led by RXR Realty – one of New….
July 31, 2019 Joseph Pimentel, Bisnow Los Angeles On a recent day this summer, Dana Hathaitham stood in the middle of Kitchen United’s Pasadena location and watched the action unfold. Delivery drivers carrying satchels with Grubhub written on the sides walked in and out of the kitchen to pick up food. A group of people — a combination of local….
NoiseAware partners with Booking.com to bring smart home noise detection sensors to property managers and homeowners DALLAS, July 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — NoiseAware has announced a new partnership with Booking.com that will provide Booking.com partners listing homes, apartments and other unique places to stay with NoiseAware’s smart home noise detection technology at their property. Those partners who create a new listing on Booking.com….
BTech Ventures (a Blake Investment Partners company) has made an investment into NoiseAware, a company that makes indoor and outdoor privacy-safe noise level sensors primarily for short-term rental operators. NoiseAware offers a patented, easy-to-install, easy-to-manage, easy-to-scale, and purpose-built solution that has been proven to detect disruptive guest behavior in real-time and resolve these nuisance issues within 15 minutes of the….
Food critic Laura Reiley’s best restaurant picks include close to 100 new and returning spots. Trophy Fish The Fin & Tonic cocktail, a Spanish style gin and tonic crafted with Hendricks Gin, Thatcher’s Elderflower, citrus peel, juniper berries, cucumber and fresh flowers. [EVE EDELHEIT | Times] By all rights I should be mad at Trophy Fish. They don’t offer….
While drone technology continues to soar, some Tampa Bay companies are taking it to new heights — literally. St. Pete-based 5×5 Technologies Inc. and Swampfox Aerial LLC, which is breaking into the Tampa market, both use drone technology to survey buildings and land — which otherwise cannot be reached without, in some cases, risking surveyors’ lives. “Being able to limit people who have to climb….
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kitchen United, a virtual restaurant concept, today announced the closing of a $10 million Series A funding round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures). Co-founders Harry Tsao and John Miller (Cali Group) also participated, along with several other investors. Launched in 2017, Kitchen United offers national, regional, and local restaurant chains a value-driven, low-risk opportunity to expand into….
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PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newly founded culinary on-demand startup Kitchen United today introduced a new center of culinary imagination and excellence with the opening of its first facility in Pasadena, Calif. The 12,000 sq. ft. fully equipped kitchen space leverages technology, including integrated point of sale software, back of house automation, and efficient order interfaces that combine inbounds from various delivery platforms, to….
Kitchen United is WeWork for commercial kitchens. Kitchen United operates dedicated delivery-only hubs for restaurant partners to service the dine-anywhere customer by leveraging the growing food delivery service Industry. Each Kitchen United facility is comprised of approximately 10-15 stalls of fully-equipped kitchen infrastructure. These facilities create a venue for the fulfillment of online orders while allowing the traditional restaurant locations….
ST. PETERSBURG — A St. Petersburg-based investment firm is purchasing the Masonic Lodge building in downtown St. Petersburg with a broad menu of development options. Blake Whitney Thompson, the founder and CEO of Blake Investment Partners, is open to rent the “boutique” space for an art studio, office space, tech firms, food hall or even a rooftop bar. He….