London-primarily based Feast It, a web-based market that permits you to guide ‘boulevard food’-styled catering in your work or social adventure, has picked up $ 440,000 in seed funding.
Backing the young company is Jeremy Mogford (founder of Brown’s eating places and owner of Mogford hotels & restaurants), Tim Burridge (early investor in Hummus Bros) and Tim Brennan (founding father of Caper & Berry Catering), and Tim score (ex-CFO of ARM holdings).
the extra capital shall be used to roll the carrier out across extra of the U.ok., where the startup has primarily all for London and the South of England. I’m also told that Feast It has global ambitions long run.
Created to streamline the process of booking street meals carriers to cater for your marriage ceremony, birthday celebration or adventure, Feast It operates much like any on-line market, matching provide with demand. The imaginative and prescient is to open up the catering market to extra side road food type operators, who steadily have spare capability outdoor of main events, similar to gala’s and food markets.
The startup currently partners with over 200 of London’s best side road meals companies and eating places including Patty & Bun, The Breakfast club, soiled Burger, Blu prime Ice Cream, Hummus Bros, Bubbledogs and The Cheese Truck. corporate consumers to date embrace Amazon, WeWork, Pernod Ricard, Samsung, and Brompton.
“We’d been informally organising situations behind the scenes but the website is our giant play to ‘Uber-fy’ the occasions catering trade,” says Feast It co-founder Digby Vollrath. “It’s an end to finish booking platform that enables an organiser to ebook the ideal caterer for his or her experience in a topic of minutes. We heavily vet every dealer to make sure each adventure we cater is successful! Later this summer season we’ll be rolling out our drink and personal chef platforms, partnering with an additional 200 suppliers”.
The market has proved particularly standard for folks booking food for their 18th, twenty first, 30th, and 40th birthday events, however of course, company events, place of job lunches and even weddings have considered take in, too.
“round 30 per cent of bookings to this point have been weddings, virtually solely organised with the aid of the bride and we are approached by using event planning companies so much whose clients have advised ‘trendy’ street food and we can kind it out for them a long way quicker than they might have the ability to,” provides Feast It co-founder Hugo Campbell. “essentially, we keep our eyes and ears to the ground, always looking for new thrilling merchants”.
Fundings & Exits – TechCrunch