Deliveroo

  • Website: deliveroo.co.uk

  • Geography: Europe, Middle East, Asia

  • Industry: On-demand food delivery

  • Investors: General Catalyst, Index Ventures, Amazon

  • Status of investment: Current

Deliveroo started out of need for providing quality and variety of food in an efficient manner. The start-up, which was founded in 2013, has become now a familiar sight in London, Paris and other cities, with couriers zipping along streets ferrying customer orders. Though the company began as a restaurant delivery business — it now serves 80,000 establishments — it has also been setting up its own stand-alone kitchens, an increasingly popular business model. Since it was founded, Deliveroo is more than $1.5 billion in valuation. The company is recognized as one of the fast growing companies in Europe.