Chicory is a technology company based in NYC that uses artificial intelligence to create digital grocery experiences.

In 2014, Chicory launched its core product, the "Get Ingredients" button, which allows consumers to get to online recipe ingredients delivered from various grocers and retailers.

Within two years, Chicory added over 1,000 recipe partners and became the largest shoppable recipe network in the country. They launched an advertising platform in 2016, leveraging their network to help food brands reach consumers who are in-market for grocery and CPG products.

Today, Chicory reaches approximately 80 million unique monthly users and has partnered with companies like Peapod, Time, Inc. and General Mills International to lay the groundwork for the future of grocery.


Meet The Team


Yuni Sameshima

CEO and Co-Founder

Yuni is the CEO at Chicory. He is in charge of making sure that the company is successful and leads strategic planning initiatives on a day-to-day basis. Prior to Chicory, Yuni worked in the food and venture space having worked at Chobani as well as ff Venture Capital. He graduated from Colgate University with a degree in Molecular Biology.

Yuni loves popcorn and frequently eats an entire bucket at the movie theater.


Joey Petracca

COO and Co-Founder

Joey Petracca is the COO and Co-Founder of Chicory where he leads business development, sales, and operations. Before working at Chicory, Joey studied history at Colgate University.

Joey is passionate about all things bivalve and volunteers with the Billion Oyster Project in NYC. Joey's perfect dish is "clams casino" but only if he caught the clams himself.


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