Food Tech Startup MealHopper Raises $100K from Ixigo Founders

Gurgaon based MealHopper offers home cooked meals

Gurgaon based MealHopper offers home cooked meals (Source)

Food tech startup MealHopper has raised an amount of $100,000 in seed funding from ixigo.com Co-founders Alok Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar. Amit Dey, CEO of General Mobile Technologies, also participated in this round along with other unnamed investors.

The raised funding will be used to expand operations across the NCR region and to grow its team from present 9 members, as reported by TechCircle.

Gurgaon based MealHopper was founded by Avinash Singh and Aatish Kumar. The platform connects users with local cooks for homemade meals. It ropes in housewives and homemakers to share meals with paying customers. It facilitates marketing, discovery, packaging, pickup and deliveries. It has around 50 homemakers on its platform. It claims to deliver about 100 meals every day.

Currently operational in Gurgaon, the company plans to launch its operations in three more cities by March 2016. The service is available for both Android and iOS users.

HolaChef, Biteclub etc. are its competitors as they also work on chef aggregation model, and it competes with Delhi based Yumist as well which offers economical ‘home-styled’ meals.

The food tech space has become a hot destination for all investors. All these startups in online food ordering segment work on different models, such as, serving ready-to-cook or ready-to-serve meal boxes, other connect people with restaurants and delivers the order to their doorstep.

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