Food Catering Platform Chewse Raises $19 Million


California based food catering platform Chewse, a food tech company which offers family-style meals to the customers has confirmed fresh fundraising of $19 million. The fresh funding comes at the time when the firm is looking to expand their operation in full strength across the Silicon Valley area.

The investors of the firm include names like Foundry Group, 500 Startups and Gingerbread Capital who have infused a total sum of about $30 million in the firm. The firm was started by Jeff Schenck and Tracy Lawrence in 2011. The other backers of the firm include Upslope Ventures, Telegraph Hill Capital.

While there are a number of startups in the Silicon Valley, through their unique style of operations, where it offers family-style meals instead of the delivering the food to the offices, the Chewse trains meals hosts and drivers so that the customers can get a better experience. At the same time, it also rewards the drivers and meal hosts.

The company claims to have more than 100 customers across three markets. As it has got itself ready for the big launch at the Bay area, the company has joined hands with the likes of Smoking Pig, HOM Korean Kitchen, and Oren’s Hummus Shop.

It already has their operations up and running in a number of cities that include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and San Jose. Chewse has set an aim of doubling their current reach by the next year. However, startups like Zesty, and ZeroCater are there to give tough competition to Chewse.


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