Hellofood raises additional USD 100 Million in funding led by Goldman Sachs
Hellofood / foodpanda, the global mobile food delivery marketplace announced this week, a new financing round of USD 100 Million led by Goldman Sachs. Existing investors, among them Rocket Internet SE, also participated in the round.
Together with the last funding of USD 110 Million in March 2015, Hellofood has now raised over USD 310 Million since its launch in 2012. After acquiring key competitors in India, Mexico, Russia, Brazil, Eastern Europe and South-East Asia, the company will use the recent investment to further expand its own delivery activities and improve overall customer experience across its 40 markets. Last-mile delivery has been part of Hellofood’s operations since the beginning and it will now accelerate its efforts to drive customer satisfaction, aiming to offer the most convenient way of ordering food – from the mobile app and online.
Hellofood, together with its affiliated brands, focuses on emerging markets, operating in 40 countries across five continents, market leading in 32, among them India and Russia. Hellofood/foodpanda is active in over 580 cities around the world, operating in 12 of the largest 20 metropolises, and partnering with over 60,000 restaurants.
Ralf Wenzel, the Co-Founder and CEO of foodpanda group said, “We are very happy about the recent support from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners, with its deep expertise in online marketplaces, and which, together with our renowned group of investors, will allow us to build the leading mobile food delivery marketplace in Emerging Markets targeting over 3 billion consumers.
Ian Friedman from Goldman Sachs also had this to say: “We have been impressed by both the growth trajectory and high-quality management team of Hellofood. We believe that there’s a tremendous opportunity to cement its Emerging Markets leadership position in the coming years. It is our expectation that the Company’s innovative, value-added offerings will lead Hellofood/foodpanda to be the winner in online food delivery within the markets in which it operates.”
The Hellofood/foodpanda group is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in 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 offers 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, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Georgia and Serbia. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Delivery Club operates in Russia. Tastykhana and JUST EAT in India, NetPincer in Hungary, Donesi in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, and Pauza in Croatia, Room Service in Malaysia and Singapore, City Delivery in Philippines, Food By Phone in Thailand, Koziness and Dial-a-Dinner in Hong Kong, Eatoye in Pakistan, and 24h in UAE.