Deliveroo raises capital to drive innovation in global food delivery

Deliveroo CEO and founder Will Shu

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Deliveroo, the global on-demand food delivery service, today announces a $275 million Series E investment, led by Bridgepoint, existing investor DST Global, and General Catalyst with participation from existing investor Greenoaks Capital.

Since its Series D round in November, Deliveroo has achieved over 400% growth and reached profitability in a number of its established markets. It has also launched in 29 new cities, added an additional 9,000 new restaurant partners, and created opportunities for 6,500 riders, all while continuing to improve its already strong customer retention rates and maintaining a 30 minute average delivery time.

The company has also hit key milestones such as expanding its service to cover breakfast, express lunch, alcohol and corporate ordering, and striking deals with major partners such as PizzaExpress.

The new funds will be used to expand the service in both new and existing markets, as well as provide further investment in projects such as RooBox, a pioneering remote kitchen initiative. RooBox gives restaurants access to delivery-only kitchens in key locations, accelerating geographic expansion.

The company, which was founded in 2013 by Will Shu and Greg Orlowski, seeks to change the way the world thinks about food delivery. Deliveroo works with world-class brands and great independent restaurants to provide customers with the best possible food delivery experience. Deliveroo is headquartered in London and operates in 84 cities across 12 countries.

Will Shu, Founder and CEO of Deliveroo, said:

After seeing strong growth in the markets we launched in November, our new focus is to drive further innovation in food delivery. In particular, I’m excited about exploring completely new ways to solve the hardest problems restaurants face when offering delivery. RooBox is the first illustration of this approach, and innovations like these are at the heart of our mission. We’re proud and honoured to have the support of Bridgepoint, DST Global and General Catalyst in this endeavour.

About Deliveroo

Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 16,000 best-loved restaurants, as well as over 20,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world.  Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with more than 800 employees in offices around the globe.

Deliveroo operates in over 84 cities across 12 countries, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Index Ventures has been supporting Deliveroo since its Series A led by Index in 2014

Published — Aug. 5, 2016