The British food delivery startup Deliveroo raises $575 million funding from e-commerce giant Amazon and others, a press release said on Friday.
Other participants include existing Deliveroo investors T Rowe Price, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and Greenoaks.
Amazon is the single largest investor in a $575-million (514-million-euro) financing round, Deliveroo said in a statement.
“This new investment will help Deliveroo to grow and to offer customers even more choice, tailored to their personal tastes, offer restaurants greater opportunities to grow and expand their businesses, and to create more flexible, well-paid work for riders,” said Deliveroo founder and CEO Will Shu.
“Amazon has been an inspiration to me personally and to the company, and we look forward to working with such a customer-obsessed organisation.
“This is great news for the tech and restaurant sectors, and it will help to create jobs in all of the countries in which we operate.” The latest funding round takes the total amount that Deliveroo has raised thus far to $1.53 billion.
Doug Gurr, Amazon UK Country manager, said that the group was “impressed” with the approach of London-headquartered Deliveroo.
“Will and his team have built an innovative technology and service, and we’re excited to see what they do next,” he added.