UK-based Asian food delivery platform HungryPanda, has snapped up two local rivals, acquiring Melbourne-based startup Easi and New Zealand’s Buy@Home. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisitions mean HungryPanda, founded in 2017, now operates in 10 countries, including the UK, France, Italy, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, across 60 cities.… Read more »
When pandemic lockdowns hit leading Melbourne chef Shane Delia last year, he became a startup entrepreneur, launching Providoor, a restaurant meal delivery service taking on the tech giants and putting more money back into the pockets of struggling restaurateurs. In the last 12 months Providoor generated more than $40 million in revenue for the Melbourne… Read more »
The NSW Government is introducing new laws to improve safety in the gig economy after five food delivery riders died on the job last year. The new laws will become part of Work Health and Safety legislation and come amid concerns over a lax approach to road safety by the riders themselves. The changes are… Read more »
The HR manager of food delivery startup Hungry Panda didn’t know they had to report when riders died doing their job
A NSW parliamentary inquiry looking into the death of five food delivery riders within two months last year has unearthed fraught details about the state of the industry. Riders from Uber Eats, Door Dash and Hungry Panda died within two months of each other, prompting the parliamentary inquiry, which yesterday heard from the HR manager… Read more »
Despite the buzz around on-demand startups, running a business based on logistics is difficult for everyone, whether it’s Deliveroo or smaller players.
MealPal is a monthly subscription service connecting members to cheap lunches from partner restaurants
Raising US$15 million earlier this year, MealPal was founded to provide a cheaper way for time-conscious office workers to buy lunch every day.
DishMe came when Bagga found himself struggling with his health due to what his doctor described as “a lethal combination of poor diet and long work hours”.
Menulog has partnered with Sydney restaurant delivery startup Drive Yello to allow restaurants without their own delivery drivers to tap into a network.
Following a company re-brand and the launch of its service in Perth, Deliveroo Australia has today announced the launch of a new platform called Deliveroo for Business. The platform was created to target the increasing popularity of corporates ordering food at lunch.
Global restaurant delivery startup Deliveroo has announced its expansion into Perth, its 100th city, and unveiled new branding.
Launching today with $2 million in funding is FoodByUs, a Sydney startup founded by former Menulog managing director Gary Munitz, Tim Chandler, former lead engineer at Menulog, and Ben Lipschitz, former managing director of footwear brand Flipsters, looking to connect passionate home cooks with consumers.
The Victorian Government may be trailing behind a number of other states in not having regulated ridesharing services such as UberX, but that hasn’t stopped the company from launching its food delivery service UberEATS in Melbourne today. Melbourne is the third city outside North America to get the service.
Six months on from its launch into Sydney and Melbourne, food delivery startup Deliveroo has announced its expansion into Brisbane. With 50 local restaurants on board, the service will be available in the Brisbane CBD, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Teneriffe, and Spring Hill.
Home cooking delivery startup Marley Spoon raises AUD$22 million Series B to expand around Australia
German home cooking delivery startup Marley Spoon, which launched in Australia last August, has announced the raising of a €15 million (AUD$22 million) Series B round from Luxor Capital, QD Ventures, Kreos Capital, and existing investors.
London food delivery startup Deliveroo launches in Australia looking to change how we think about takeaway
Deliveroo is just the latest food delivery startup to hit our doorsteps, joining a number of services including Menulog, Delivery Hero, and EatNow. However Levi Aron, Deliveroo’s country manager for Australia, doesn’t quite see the other services as competition. In fact, though the core service is the same, he believes Deliveroo does something different by delivering food only from mid to high-end restaurants – restaurants that traditionally don’t deliver.