Deliveroo gets $100m for global expansion

Deliveroo, the London based food delivery startup has amassed $100m (£66m) from different venture capital funds including Facebook stakeholders Accel and DST Global to fuel the company’s global expansion project.

The funding round is Deliveroo’s third this year, bringing its aggregate capital brought up in the previous 12 months to $195m.

Will Shu, CEO, said the venture would fuel the organization’s development to Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

“This is our first outing outside Europe. We’re currently all that much a worldwide organization and that is huge,” said Mr Shu, a previous investment banker who established the organization along with programming designer Greg Orlowski in 2013.

Yuri Milner’s venture firm DST Global, which has supported Twitter, Spotify and Airbnb – and San Francisco-based Greenoaks Capital, drove the Series D funding. Deliveroo likewise raised assets from existing financial specialists Accel, Hummingbird Ventures and Index Ventures, whose portfolios incorporate Facebook, Asos and King Entertainment.

Notwithstanding its global development, the Soho-based organizations will increase its advertising and procuring activities to expand its vicinity in its present markets in the midst of solid rivalry from other sustenance conveyance innovation organizations, for example, Just Eat and Hungry House.

Deliveroo differs from its opponents on the grounds that it unites clients with top-notch eateries, from Michelin-featured foundations and free diners, for example, Trishna and Dishoom to upmarket chains including Wagamama, Dirty Burger and Busaba Eathai.

“There’s been a major blast in premium dining aroundthe world throughout the last 10 to 15 years,” Mr Shu said. “In 2001, Paris was either Michelin-featured eateries or kebab shops, and London wasn’t that distant. “Presently there’s the Parisian tackle the burger, Hong Kong’s interpretation of the taco and the Berlin tackle faint aggregate. There’s been a solid development towards better nourishment in a more easygoing setting. We’re making a standard item.”

Deliveroo’s day-by-day order have expanded 10-fold since January, when the organization made its first step beyond London and opened in Brighton.