The cooking service platform ChefKart, situated in Gurugram, has secured $2 million (about Rs 15.6 crore) in seed funding, co-led by Blume Ventures and Pravega Ventures.
Along with other angel investors, the round included Deepinder Goyal (founder and CEO of Zomato), Kunal Shah (founder of Cred), Titan Capital, Tremis Capital, and LetsVenture.
Vaibhav, Aman, and Arpit Gupta founded ChefKart in 2020 with the goal of upskilling neighbourhood cooks into skilled and qualified home chefs who provide cooking services. The business has established a supply control in Gurugram as well as hyperlocal marketing. Additionally, it intends to grow its brand-new sector, cooks for parties.
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ChefKart’s founder and CEO, Vaibhav Gupta, claims that the firm is now growing by 15% month over month and intends to use the recently raised funds to expand geographically in Gurugram.
The company forecasts aggregation on top of the grocery delivery space, with a goal to capture the time spent by consumers planning their daily meals and their arrangements. “On the partner front, we are relentlessly working towards streamlining our home chefs’ onboarding and state-of-the-art training process,” Arpit Gupta, COO, ChefKart, said.
“ChefKart is driven by the idea to digitise an essential service that is largely unorganized. By also empowering the local community, they are on their way to developing a complete ground-to-customer supply-demand chain. It may be a challenging process, but the positive cash cycle model of ChefKart has significantly changed the way at-home cooking functions in India,” said Mukul Singhal, co-founder and partner at Pravega Ventures.
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ChefKart is a platform that connects home chefs and households seamlessly by building an ecosystem. Their professionals are handpicked to serve users hygienic and wholesome meals catered to taste!
They train their home chefs and, match them with a perfect household where they can always prepare homely deliciousness!