Freshly is a New York-based prepared meal delivery company that delivers throughout the United States. Founded by Michael Wystrach and Carter Comstock, the company ships one million meals per week and delivers to the contiguous United States. In 2020 Freshly was acquired by Nestlé for 1.5 billion.
Freshly was founded by Michael Wystrach and Carter Comstock in 2012. Influenced by 4-H program initiatives, Wystrach adopted minimal food waste and sustainability into Freshly's menus. The company delivers all meals for a given week and are heated by microwave or oven without preparation. Freshly also donates excess ingredients and meals to local food banks as part of its partnership with Feeding America.
CEO Michael Wystrach sought to lose weight after he saw a decline in his overall health following years working in investment banking. His family operated a restaurant, The Steak Out in Sonoita, Arizona and a family friend, emergency room doctor Frank Comstock helped prepare nutritious meals. Co-founder Carter Comstock, the son of Frank Comstock, joined Freshly in 2012.
Following a $7 million Series A round, in 2016, the company raised $21 million in a funding round led by Insight Venture Partners.
In 2017, Nestle led a $77 million funding round that added its USA's Food Division President to Freshly's board and an East Coast kitchen and distribution center built in 2018.
Highest paying job titles at Freshly include Head of Schools, Business Development Director, and HR Manager