New online takeaway delivery service Hungr has completed a successful seed round – raising €0.5 million – the company has announced.
Hungr was launched in March this year and its founders include former JUST EAT chief development officer Rasmus Wolff and group operations officer Giorgio Ponticelli. Wolff is CEO of the new company while Ponticelli is both a founder and an investor in the young venture.
Hungr’s headquarters are in in Berlin and the business currently employs 15 people across tech, sales, marketing and operations.
The service’s USP is that users choose their meals first and are then given a choice of three restaurants from which to order their food.
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It also differs from most online delivery services by selecting no more than five outlets from any given area – choosing to focus on quality over quantity.
It is set to open for business in Berlin later this month. The founders intend to use the seed funds to continue product development and to increase coverage across other European cities. Its backers include Ponticelli (Wahanda), Laurens Groenendijk (Happy Investments) and Philipp Ries (Google).
Wolff said the new service was developed on the basis that consumers want “three things”.
“An easy way to order, good food, delivered on time. Our curated network of restaurants combined with a turbo-charged order flow solves this much better than the current options. Feedback from our beta users has been overwhelming,” he said.
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