Food Delivery Unicorns

15 Food Delivery Companies that went to Become Unicorns

Here's a list of 15 Food delivery unicorn startups, including the well-known iFood and Gopuff.

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Being a Food Deilvery startup is hard enough, but success is even harder.

There are +700 Unicorns around the world who have reached the $1 billion valuations by raising money from venture capitalists.

If you want to start an online business, you should look for the following 26 food delivery companies that achieved unicorn status.

15 Food Delivery Companies that Became Unicorns

Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gongsi

Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gongsi

Alibaba Bendi Shenghuo Fuwu Gonsi is a group of subsidiary companies that provides online services to consumers. The company operates through two segments, Ele.me and Koubei.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $30

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Customer Service, Delivery Service, E-Commerce, Food Delivery, Restaurants, Service Industry

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $4,000,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    4

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Benlai

Benlai

Benlai is a complete e-commerce solution for fresh produce lead generation that allows you to discover, track and distribute fresh produce.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1

    B (

    October 2019

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Beijing

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Huafeng Yu, Jerry Yue

  • Industries:

    Delivery, E-Commerce, Food Delivery, Food Processing, Internet

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $348,722,793

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    10

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Bolt

Bolt

Bolt provides a seamless end-to-end transportation experience in cities through multimodal services, including ride-hailing, food delivery and car-sharing.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.30

    B (

    May 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Estonia

  • City:

    Tallinn

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Markus Villig, Martin Villig, Oliver Leisalu

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Mobile Apps, Public Transportation, Ride Sharing

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $616,792,995

  • Number of funding rounds:

    11

  • Number of investors:

    27

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Dmall

Dmall

Dmall is a solution that makes brick-and-mortar stores smarter and more connected to their customers.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Haidian

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Feng Zhang, Jiangfeng Liu, Jie Lin, Wenzhi Li, Wenzhong Zhang, Xin Han

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Retail, Supply Chain Management

  • Number of employees:

    50-100

  • Funding Amount:

    $527,820,304

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    8

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Glovo

Glovo

Glovo is a hyper-local delivery service that you can order with one touch on your phone. It’s fast and convenient.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2019

    )

  • Country:

    Spain

  • City:

    Barcelona

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Gerard Olive, Miguel Vicente, Oscar Pierre, Sacha Michaud

  • Industries:

    Delivery, Delivery Service, Food Delivery, Local, Logistics, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,162,249,826

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    32

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Gojek

Gojek

Gojek is a fast-growing app that provides integrated services from quick payments to food delivery and transportation, and much more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $18

    B (

    July 1905

    )

  • Country:

    Indonesia

  • City:

    Jakarta

  • Started in:

    2010

  • Founders:

    Kevin Aluwi, Michaelangelo Moran, Nadiem Makarim

  • Industries:

    Consumer Applications, Food Delivery, Logistics, Payments, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $5,293,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    32

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Gopuff

Gopuff

Gopuff is a mobile app that delivers products such as over-the-counter medication, baby formula, and alcohol from nearby stores.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $8.90

    B (

    October 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Philadelphia

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Rafael Ilishayev, Yakir Gola

  • Industries:

    Delivery Service, E-Commerce, Food Delivery, Mobile Apps

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,449,710,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    13

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Gousto

Gousto

Gousto, an online meal-kit service, automates the entire process from combining ingredients to delivery.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United Kingdom

  • City:

    London

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    James Carter, Timo Boldt

  • Industries:

    E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Food Processing, Subscription Service

  • Number of employees:

    500-1,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $211,295,692

  • Number of funding rounds:

    12

  • Number of investors:

    12

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Grab

Grab

Grab is a multi-service platform that makes your transportation experience better.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $14.30

    B (

    December 2014

    )

  • Country:

    Singapore

  • City:

    Singapore

  • Started in:

    2012

  • Founders:

    Anthony Tan, Tan Hooi Ling

  • Industries:

    Car Sharing, Financial Services, Food Delivery, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $12,147,750,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    34

  • Number of investors:

    53

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iFood

iFood

IFood is the best app to order food online while you are on the go or in your home in some relaxing time. It is globally recognised and delivers foods to your doorstep!

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    November 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Brazil

  • City:

    Campina

  • Started in:

    2011

  • Founders:

    Eduardo Baer, Felipe Ramos Fioravante, Gabriel Pinto, Guilherme Bonifacio, Michel Eberhardt, Patrick Sigrist

  • Industries:

    Delivery, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Food Delivery, Mobile, Restaurants

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $591,860,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    5

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MLU B.V.

MLU B.V.

MLU B.V. is a joint venture between Yandex, the largest search engine in Russia and Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing platform. With MLU, Yandex and Uber are making it easy for people to discover and book rides in more than 15 regions across Russia.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.40

    B (

    February 2018

    )

  • Country:

    The Netherlands

  • City:

    Schiphol

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    No Data

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Ride Sharing, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    1-10

  • Funding Amount:

    $325,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    1

  • Number of investors:

    2

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Rappi

Rappi

Rappi is a consumer tech company that specializes in providing online delivery services that connect customers with third party vendors via a state-of-the-art delivery infrastructure.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $3.50

    B (

    August 2018

    )

  • Country:

    Colombia

  • City:

    Bogotá

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    Felipe Villamarin, Sebastian Mejia, Simon Borrero

  • Industries:

    Consumer Goods, E-Commerce, Food Delivery

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,692,005,447

  • Number of funding rounds:

    9

  • Number of investors:

    38

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REEF Technology

REEF Technology

REEF Technology is an integrated mobility group that researches, designs, funds and manages innovative solutions to the global parking problem.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Miami

  • Started in:

    2013

  • Founders:

    Ari Ojalvo, Aziz Ihsanoglu, Philippe Saint Just, Umut Tekin

  • Industries:

    Apps, E-Commerce Platforms, Food Delivery, Information Technology, Last Mile Transportation, Mobile, Real Estate, Virtualization

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,501,900,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Wolt

Wolt

Wolt are re-inventing the food delivery industry by leveraging real-time technology to optimize logistics operations.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    No Data

    B (

    -

    )

  • Country:

    Finland

  • City:

    Helsinki

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Elias Aalto, Juhani Mykkänen, Lauri Andler, Mika Matikainen, Miki Kuusi, Oskari Petas

  • Industries:

    Apps, Delivery, Delivery Service, Food Delivery, Mobile Payments

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $822,523,959

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Zomato

Zomato

Zomato is a trusted restaurant guide and food ordering platform that’s making ordering food online in your city fast, easy and free of delivery fees.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $5.40

    B (

    April 2015

    )

  • Country:

    India

  • City:

    Gurgaon

  • Started in:

    2008

  • Founders:

    Deepinder Goyal, Gaurav Gupta, Pankaj Chaddah

  • Industries:

    Food Delivery, Mobile Apps, Reservations, Restaurants

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $2,100,568,357

  • Number of funding rounds:

    21

  • Number of investors:

    25

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