Delivery Hero Massive Funding Round Shows Online Food Ordering Space Has Room to Grow

Posted in: Company Lists, Sector and Company Insights, munchery, Deivery Hero, delivery, DoorDash, Eat24, Fluc, hospitality, online food ordering, OrderUp, Snapfinger

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Delivery Hero raised $568 million last week in an investment round led by Rocket Internet, which also invested $149 million in Hello Fresh last week. Delivery Hero is a network of online food ordering sites, operating in 21 countries and with over 73,000 restaurant partners.

While Rocket Internet has a history of investing heavily in fast growing companies, Rocket Internet's investments in Delivery Hero and Hello Fresh, along with acquisitions of smaller food delivery companies in Spain and Italy, indicates that Rocket Internet is building a worldwide food and grocery delivery network.

Online Food Ordering Sites Being Gobbled Up

At DataFox, we compile and curate lists of companies across sectors and regions including Food Delivery. Below are featured Delivery Hero and 7 other food delivery companies aiming to expand their services worldwide.[/vccolumntext][vcemptyspace height="20px"][vcrowinner][vccolumninner width="1/6"][vcsingleimage image="7507" bordercolor="grey" imglinktarget="self" alignment="center"][/vccolumninner][vccolumninner width="5/6"][vccolumntext]

Since being founded in 2011, Berlin-based Delivery Hero has steadily built its customer base and now has more than 73,000 restaurant partners. Delivery Hero has more than 1,000 employees globally, with 400 working from its Berlin Headquarters. 

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Users of Munchery can order specialty, chef-prepared meals from local restaurants. Munchery works with top restaurants in an eater's area where chefs prepare the meals for all kinds of eaters, like vegetarian, kids, low-carb, wheat-free and more.

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Located in the growing, but small city of Alpharetta, north of Atlanta,  Snapfinger touts itself as the nations' most complete restaurant search and remote ordering site for take-out, delivery and catering from your favorite restaurants. With Snapfinger, users rect access to the nation's top restaurant brands through each location's interactive menu.

  • DataFox Score: 997
  • Location: Alpharetta, GA
  • Investors: Acquired by Tillster in 2013

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OrderUp is a food delivery marketplace focused on delivering from restaurants outside of top metro markets. OrderUp provides delivery service and easy access to food from locals’ favorite restaurants. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, with an office in New York City, OrderUp has a dual-distribution model, with some locations owned and operated by the company, and others franchised.

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DoorDash enables delivery in areas where it was not previously available. The company's mission is to empower small business owners to offer delivery in an affordable and convenient way. We are achieving this mission first by enabling restaurant food delivery. DoorDash was founded in February 2013 by four Stanford students with experiences from Facebook, Square, Vevo, and eBay.

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Eat24 is a web-based food and delivery service that partners with local restaurants. Eat24 has apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, and Google Chrome, and partners with over 25,000 restaurants in over 1,500 cities. Eat24's live chat, email, and 24 hours phone support provide a free and intuitive service for customers to use, including re-ordering and pre-ordering abilities, cash back for future orders through CashCoupon, and exclusive offers and content through its Eat24 VIP program.

  • DataFox Score: 970
  • Location: San Bruno, NY

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Fluc is building a marketplace for consumers to search, discover, and purchase freshly-made food. Fluc wraps complex logistics into a simple and affordable consumer experience, enabling users to access thousands of food items from their phone or computer.

  • DataFox Score: 938
  • Location: Menlo Park, CA
  • Total Funding: $2.3 million
  • Recent Funding: $2.3 million in November 2014
  • Investors: WI Harper GroupSherpa Ventures

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