HomeGermany-StartupsFood delivery network Delivery Hero acquires Lieferheld and merges with hungryhouse

Food delivery network Delivery Hero acquires Lieferheld and merges with hungryhouse

Delivery Hero, a global network for ordering food online, is continuing its growth with two new moves. First up is a new controlling interest in a German sister site, Lieferheld, which is also backed by the Berlin-based incubator Team Europe, followed by a pivotal stake in the UK-based food ordering company hungryhouse (Update – February 2023: The hungryhouse website seems to be redirecting to JustEat, and we therefore deactivated the original link).

These rapid moves have been financed by an additional round of funding, and although the exact details were not announced yet, this still makes Delivery Hero one of the “best-funded” companies in the current online food ordering space.

German company Lieferheld was founded in 2010, and today serves more than 5,200 restaurants in over 700 German cities. British food ordering company hungryhouse was founded in 2006, is based in London, and already partners with 4,500 restaurants.

Tony Charles, the COO of 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 co-CEOs Niklas Östberg and Fabian Siegel, and currently employs more than 250 delivery heroes worldwide. Company headquarters are in Berlin, but they are currently operating in Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Australia, Mexico and the UK, and partnering with more than 12,000 restaurants worldwide.

Delivery Hero is expecting its 2012 market place revenue to exceed €150 million, while serving more than 3 million customers worldwide, making Delivery Hero one of the fastest growing companies in the online food ordering industry.

By the way: You can find out about other interesting startups in the food delivery market in this list

Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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