Delivery Hero, a global network for online food ordering, continues its growth with a controlling interest in it’s German sister-site Lieferheld (also backed by the Berlin-based incubator Team Europe) and a pivotal stake in the UK based hungryhouse. The rapid move has been financed by an additional round of funding (details were not announced yet), making Delivery Hero one of the “best-funded” companies in the current online food ordering space.
Lieferheld was founded in 2010 and today serves more than 5,200 restaurants in over 700 German cities. hungryhouse was founded in 2006 and is based in London. The British food ordering company partners with 4,500 restaurants.
Tony Charles (COO, hungryhouse) commented: “Partnering with Delivery Hero was an easy decision. It ticked so many boxes – their focus on great service aligns perfectly with our own values. They’ve also proven in Germany that they can scale faster than anyone else in this industry. That’s great news for both our partner restaurants and community of customers, as we look to expand our market position here in the UK.”
The enlarged company under the umbrella of the Delivery Hero Holding is headed by Niklas Östberg (co-CEO) and Fabian Siegel (co-CEO) and employs more than 250 delivery heroes worldwide with headquarters in Berlin. The young company is currently operating in Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia, Mexico and the UK, partnering with more than 12,000 restaurants worldwide. Delivery Hero is expecting 2012 market place revenue to exceed 150 million Euro while serving more than 3 million customers worldwide, making Delivery Hero one of the fastest growing companies in the online food ordering industry.