Homemade food marketplace, Shef, raised $8.8 million in seed funding. The San Francisco-based company enables chefs to feed their local communities at a time of great need. Shef’s investors include Y Combinator, M13, and Craft Ventures. Founders and executives from Instacart, Yelp, StubHub, and others also contributed.
The food-service industry faces numerous hardships in the wake of COVID-19. 11 million people, once employed by independent restaurants, are now out of work nationwide. And, more than half of the restaurants impacted by the virus will likely shut their doors permanently.
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Many attempting to build careers in the restaurant industry also face unique challenges. For these reasons, Shef is expanding its s…