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September 16, 2021

Forbes: Andrew Glantz named to The Next 1000 List

GiftAMeal Founder Andrew Glantz is honored to be named to the Forbes Next 1000 List amongst an amazing list of entrepreneurs and innovators!

July 19, 2021

Medium: Andrew Glantz of GiftAMeal: Five Things You Need To Create A Highly Successful Startup

This interview series features experienced and successful founders and business leaders who can share stories from their experience about what it takes to create a highly successful startup. In this interview, Andrew Glantz, the founder and CEO of GiftAMeal, delves into key advice for running a business.

June 25, 2021

Entrepreneur Quarterly: GiftAMeal Raises $500,000 Investment

The latest round takes GiftAMeal to $765k in total funding and qualifies the social media startup for the $100k matched funding from Arch Grant's Growth Grant. For GiftAMeal, the money will fuel aggressive hiring as the company continues to grow, from regional sales staff all the way to a newly-created Chief Growth Officer position.

June 25, 2021

Silicon Prairie News: Hunger-fighting app GiftAMeal raises $500,000 in latest investment round

A mobile app allowing users to turn photos of their food into meals for those in need announced yesterday that it had raised $500,000 in a recent investment round. GiftAMeal, founded in 2015 by then-college student Andrew Glantz, is a St. Louis-based startup with a mission to feed the hungry through technology.

June 7, 2021

STL Today: Missouri Restaurant Association Partners with GiftAMeal to Heal Hunger Across the State

An influential state trade organization with roots dating to 1916 has teamed up with Missouri’s fastest-growing charity tech startup.
For the Missouri Restaurant Association (MRA), the wellbeing of its member restaurants depends on the wellbeing of the communities they serve. That’s why the trade association recently announced a partnership with GiftAMeal to bring the Missouri-based hunger-fighting app to restaurants across the state.

June 28, 2021

St. Louis Business Journal: STL startup GiftAMeal raises $500K

St. Louis food and technology startup GiftAMeal raised $500,000 from investors. St. Louis-based Arch Grants and angel investors are among those who participated in the funding round.

June 25, 2021

St. Louis Business Journal: St. Louis startup GiftAMeal targets geographic expansion with $500K raise

St. Louis food and technology startup GiftAMeal has plans to expand its geographic footprint, as well as its headcount, after raising $500,000 from investors. GiftAMeal’s new funding includes $100,000 in nondilutive financing provided by St. Louis-based Arch Grants as part of its newly created Growth Grants program. Several angel investors also participated in the funding round.

June 24, 2021

4thEst8: GiftAMeal Pulls in $500K Seed; From Arch Grants and Angel Investors

GiftAMeal raised $500,000 in investments to help them scale nationwide. $100,000 of today’s money came from a follow-on (and non-dilutive) investment from Arch Grants. The other $400,000 came from angel investors; half from the St. Louis area and the other half from other parts of the country. Glantz said the money will go towards hiring a Chief Growth Officer and creating relationships with companies in the food industry across the country.

June 24, 2021

Startland News: $500K investment round feeds GiftAMeal’s hunger for expansion deeper into KC market

A give-back mobile app that turns food photos into meals for those in need has raised half a million dollars to grow its impact, the startup announced Thursday, noting the round is expected to keep its local growth plans cooking.

June 22, 2021

Fuse: GiftAMeal expands its reach with grant funding, new partnership

GiftAMeal recently announced a new partnership with the Missouri Restaurant Association (MRA) allowing MRA member restaurants to join the GiftAMeal program at a discounted rate. Additionally, GiftAMeal is one of two companies to be awarded $100,000 from Arch Grants' new Growth Grants program, which they also matched with $200,000 in outside funding.