This Pitch Deck Persuaded Food Giant Ecotone to Buy an Organic Startup

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  • Little Lunch is an online store that sells ready-made organic soups and sauces.
  • Its investors included two members from “Die Höhle der Löwen,” the German version of “Dragons’ Den.”
  • In 2020, Allos Hof-Manufaktur, part of the Ecotone group, purchased 100% of the business.

This is an edited, translated version of an article that originally appeared on May 2, 2022.

In 2015, brothers Denis and Daniel Gibisch presented their company, Little Lunch — an online store that sells ready-made soups and sauces — on the TV show “Die Höhle der Löwen,” the German version of the reality investment show “Dragons’ Den.”

The brothers managed to get two of the show’s investors — Frank Thelen and Judith Williams — to invest. They invested a combined 150,000 euros for a 30% stake in the company.

In the years that followed, the startup from Augsburg, Germany, grew into a million-dollar company.

Denis said

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – Damn Delicious

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - So warm, so cozy, so soothing. A must for those busy cold weeknights, using up that leftover rotisserie chicken!

So warm, so cozy, so soothing. A must for those busy cold weeknights, using up that leftover rotisserie chicken!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - So warm, so cozy, so soothing. A must for those busy cold weeknights, using up that leftover rotisserie chicken!

I love all chicken noodle soups. Truly, I do. I love an Instant Pot version. A crockpot version. A stovetop version. You name it.

But this one. This lighter cream soup version. Yup, this one has completely stolen my heart.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - So warm, so cozy, so soothing. A must for those busy cold weeknights, using up that leftover rotisserie chicken!

Now this is not a thick nor super heavy soup say like clam chowder. It’s a slightly thickened broth, perfectly lightened up creamy goodness.

And you get to use up that leftover rotisserie chicken! Don’t have any on hand? Any kind of shredded/diced chicken breast/thighs will work beautifully here.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - So warm, so cozy, so soothing. A must for those busy cold weeknights, using up that leftover rotisserie chicken!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

So warm, so cozy, so soothing. A must for those busy cold weeknights, using up that leftover rotisserie chicken!

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My Favorite Oven-Baked Easy Risotto Recipe Joy the Baker

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Bowl of easy risotto recipe in a small bowl.

Rice is my preferred starch. Wait… does banana bread count as a starch?  If not I choose rice – it’s more versatile when it comes to dinner anyhow.  Today we’re taking the most elegant of Italian rice dishes and making it more of a one-pot-wonder than a labor of love.  There’s surely still love (read: panccetta and Parmesan) involved but we’re making this particular pot of rice comforting enough to enjoy on the couch with a big spoon like no one is watching. Now if someone is watching – say, you have dinner guests over… this easy risotto recipe is also elegant enough for your vintage china.

I happen to think it makes a very fine Mother’s Day weekend meal.

This recipe comes together on the stovetop, in the oven, and back to the stovetop.  All of that back and forth means we don’t have to sweat it out with

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Cherokee Triangle Art Fair returns from two-year hiatus

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Artists, vendors and art enthusiasts flocked to Willow Park on Saturday for the annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair. The fair is celebrating its 50thanniversary after a two-year break due to the pandemic.Fair goers enjoyed music, food and kids’ activities while taking in artwork from different vendors.”I love the art show,” said artist and educator, Jason Sturgill. “I already sold several things today. I look forward to seeing lots of people. So, I couldn’t ask for anything better to start out the weekend.””Come out to support local vendors, to support local people around here,” said attendee Brad Abner. “Get outside and enjoy the weather. We haven’t had a whole lot of good weather this year. Just enjoy being out mask free out here in public.”After the booths closed up yesterday, the traditional street party got underway and went until 8 p.m.If you missed the event on Saturday, the art fair continues … Read More