foodpanda group raises another $60 Million, aiming leadership in emerging markets
Global food delivery marketplace to strengthen and expand position in existing countries
11 AUGUST 2014, BERLIN, AUGUST 11TH 2014
Summaryfoodpanda, together with its affiliated brands hellofood and Delivery Club, today announced another financing round of $60 Million from a group of investors, including various existing investors, Falcon Edge Capital and Rocket Internet AG. Since its launch in 2012, foodpanda/hellofood has raised over $100 Million. Recently, the company acquired competitor Delivery Club, making it the leading food delivery marketplace in Russia.
Berlin, August 11th 2014 - foodpanda, together with its affiliated brands hellofood and Delivery Club, today announced another financing round of $60 Million from a group of investors, including various existing investors, Falcon Edge Capital and Rocket Internet AG. Since its launch in 2012, foodpanda/hellofood has raised over $100 Million. Recently, the company acquired competitor Delivery Club, making it the leading food delivery marketplace in Russia.
Ralf Wenzel, Global Managing Director foodpanda/hellofood: “We are very pleased by the sign of confidence and the acknowledgment of our current success. The new funding will be invested in continuous growth in our existing markets, by partnering with even more restaurants in more cities and further improving customer service. We want to establish ourselves as the market-leading food delivery marketplace, creating the most convenient way to order food – wherever you are.”
The marketplace helps restaurants to increase delivery sales through online and mobile platforms, and provides them with constantly evolving technology and analytics. Customers can choose their favorite meal online, and foodpanda sends the order directly to the restaurant, which delivers the meal to the customer. The company has recently launched its next generation mobile application available on major platforms.
In 2013, foodpanda secured more than $20 Million funding from Phenomen Ventures and Investment AB Kinnevik, and $8 million from iMENA Holdings. Another $20 Million from a group of investors, including Phenomen Ventures, was collected in February 2014.
foodpanda together with its affiliated brand hellofood and Delivery Club, is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in more than 40 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda/hellofood offer the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app. foodpanda operates in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia and Serbia. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Delivery Club operates in Russia.
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