Deliveroo coming to Galway after $100m investment

24 Nov 2015

Galweigans take note, pretty soon you’ll be able to start getting takeaway from some of the city’s trendiest restaurants after the delivery service Deliveroo announced that, following a $100m investment, its expansion will include Galway.

Since launching in 2013 in London, Deliveroo has come on leaps and bounds and is now established in 50 cities and 12 countries across the world, with it now set to expand its customer base in Ireland.

Its entry into the Irish market is still relatively fresh, with it having only made the move back in April, with it until now counting Dublin and Cork as its bases of operation.

The move comes following one of the largest investments yet in the company, which came as part of a $100m Series D investment led by DST Global and Greenoaks Capital, with expectations that it will also include investment from Accel, Hummingbird Ventures and Index Ventures, according to The Irish Times.

10 Galway restaurants have been locked in to sign up to the service, including famous spots like The Dough Bros, Hooked, Creole and McCambridges; the move will also see the need for 30 drivers in the region to cater for demand.

Speaking of what this means for its Irish operations, Deliveroo’s general manager for Ireland, Oliver Dewhurst, said: “This funding represents a major milestone in our international expansion – the Irish business is experiencing phenomenal growth in Dublin and Cork and we’re excited to add Galway to the list of cities our service is now live in, with more to come in the near future.”

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Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic