Handpick lets you figure out what dishes you can make with a few ingredients, but it aspires to be much more than a recipe discovery app. With the data gleaned from its users and by combing through millions of food postings on social networks and the web, Handpick hopes to help e-commerce companies tackle the food and beverage market.
The company just released its first Android app (its iOS app came out in January) and has raised a $3 million Series A from investors including Clearvue Partners, Cathay Capital founder and chairman Mingpo Cai, and Jean Pascal Tricoire, the Global CEO of Schneider Electric.
Handpick’s co-founders are Payman Nejati, Joel Wang, and Jean-Pierre Chessé, who was formerly founder and CEO of SINODIS, one of the largest food importers and distributors in China.
Nejati says Handpick is already in discussions with e-commerce partners, but can’t disclose who they are until agreements are…