Gurgaon-based Bite Club, a marketplace for chef prepared meals, has raised a Pre-Series A round of funding from growX Ventures. The Phoenix Fund via Enablers, and existing investors Powai Lake Ventures also participated in the round. The company plans to utilize the fresh round of capital infused to expand its footprint in Delhi/NCR and introduce more product categories.
Started in November 2014 by Prateek Agarwal, Aushim Krishan, and Siddharth Sharma, Bite Club acts as a marketplace connecting chefs and consumers. They have a daily changing menu that customers can order from their mobile and web app. The food is prepared by a curated community of home chefs, amateur chefs, and professional chefs. The firm has already served over 1,00,000 meals within one year of its inception, and is currently delivering almost 1000 meals a day.
The food delivery platform brings a mix of offerings in the gourmet & comfort food segment across regional Indian & World cuisines within the price range of Rs. 100-300 per person. At present, BiteClub is on an expansion spree in the entire Delhi NCR region.
Earlier this year, BiteClub had raised an angel round from Powai Lake Ventures with participation from angels including Aneesh Reddy (Capillary Technologies), Ashish Kashyap (Goibibo Group) and Alok Mittal (Canaan Partners).
In October, Food tech startup MealHopper raised an amount of $100,000 in seed funding from ixigo.com Co-founders Alok Bajpai and Rajnish Kumar. HolaChef and Biteclub are also working on chef aggregation model and Delhi based Yumist as well offers economical ‘home-styled’ meals.