Take Eat Easy raises €6 million from DN Capital, Rocket Internet and Piton Capital
Take Eat Easy, the Belgian startup that is reinventing food delivery, successfully closed its series A round of €6 million, in order to reinforce its stronghold in Brussels and Paris, as well as expand its activities to other major European cities in Germany, Spain and the UK.
The new capital was raised from Rocket Internet (investments include TravelBird, DaWanda, MarleySpoon), global early and growth stage venture firm DN Capital (investments include Shazam, Happn, Windeln.de and Quandoo) and Piton Capital (Fanduel, Quandoo, DaWanda).
Following the rapid growth in Paris, the new investment will be used to accelerate Take Eat Easy’s European expansion with the clear objective to becoming the number 1 quality food delivery company in Europe.
Take Eat Easy has experienced accelerated growth in new areas. Thanks to a finely tuned roll out model and support from new investors, the company is better equipped to scale its internet business model and its internationalisation.
An innovative start-up with high customer acceptance
Take Eat Easy was started in Brussels in September 2013 by four founders who are passionate about technology and gastronomy.
Take Eat Easy is a unique business model offering restaurants a delivery solution and expanding the revenue potential. Food delivery is a complex task, and very different from the traditional restaurant business. With Take Eat Easy, restaurants can now increase their revenue per square meter, by offering a proper delivery service, without risk or additional costs.
“Obviously, getting food delivered does not substitute the restaurant experience, but we enable our customers to enjoy their favorite meals at home or at the office, when they don’t have time or don’t feel like leaving the house” says Adrien Roose, CEO and co-founder of Take Eat Easy.
The start-up developed a unique solution designed to connect trendy restaurants, bike couriers and hungry customers through a website and a mobile application for a reliable, fast and green delivery. Take Eat Easy goes a step further by allowing customers to follow in real time their courier and to know the exact time of arrival of their food. The unique dispatching algorithms developed by the team, allow Take Eat Easy to deliver meals as fast as within 20 minutes.
Since their start in November, Take Eat Easy has significantly expanded the number of partner restaurants in Paris, from 30 to 150, and is already delivering thousands of meals per week.
About Take Eat Easy
Launched in 2013 in Brussels, Take Eat Easy is a technology startup that connects trendy restaurants, bike couriers and customers through an application for ecological and reliable delivery of quality meals. Take Eat Easy was launched in France in October 2014 and works with 250 trendy restaurants.