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Shef raises $8.8 mn seed funding from Y Combinator, Craft Ventures and M13

Shef, the US-based homemade food marketplace that enables cooks to sell meals in their local communities, announced it has raised $8.8 million in seed funding from investors including Y Combinator, Craft Ventures, and M13, as well as founders and executives from Instacart, TaskRabbit, StubHub, AngelList, Lyft, Airbnb, and Yelp. Founded in 2018 by Alvin Salehi and Joey Grassia, Shef combines the convenience and variety of takeout with the quality, nutrition and freshness of a homemade meal. These types of businesses are being enabled by new home cooking laws such as California’s Homemade Food Operations Act. “Shef has uncovered a compelling opportunity to help people build their own businesses through home cooking,” said Jeff Fluhr, founder and former CEO of StubHub, now general partner at Craft Ventures. What I love most is being able to positively contribute to my community, my neighbors and friends,” said Bay Area-based Shef Shereen Hassan-Aly.

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