Berlin-based on-demand delivery service Gorillas wins $ 290 million in Series B, becomes fastest European unicorn ever –

Super fast delivery service based in Berlin Gorillas raised $ 290 million and became the fastest unicorn in Europe to date.

The tour was led by Mantle management, World Daylight Saving Time and Tencent, with the participation of Fifth wall, Greenoaks and former investor, Atlantic Food Laboratories.

The delivery service previously raised $ 44 million in a Series A in early December last year, and has grown tenfold in the past three months. With this increase, the company surpassed a valuation of $ 1 billion, making it the fastest company in Europe to achieve unicorn status. As part of this round of fundraising, Gorillas management is pledging a bonus distribution of $ 1 million among its runners and micro-run staff.

In just over 10 months, Gorillas has expanded to over 12 cities, including Amsterdam, London and Munich, and now has over 40 micro-distribution centers. The new round of polls is expected to further stimulate expansion in more than 10 countries with more than 50 cities on the list. Paris is next on the hit list, and Gorillas is looking to the United States, where New York City leads.

Gorilla users have access to over 2000 essential items, all at retail price, and can have them delivered anywhere – to their home, to a friend’s house or even to a public park – in 10 minutes or less for an amount of only more than $ 2.

“By effortlessly enabling immediate access to fresh, healthy food at retail prices, we essentially simplify the grocery process,” says Kağan Sümer, CEO and Founder of Gorillas. “We are radically focused on our customers and their needs: With a team of more than 2,000 people and working closely with our community, our investors and our partners, we are building an infrastructure for the fastest last mile delivery of goods. essential products Human needs. “

Additionally, Gorillas has seen the writing on the wall regarding “other” players in the concert economy and employs his riders. In this, they benefit from employment contracts and have a clear career development program.

Dan Brody, Managing Director of Tencent Investments, adds, “E-commerce grocery shopping is an industry where we are positive about long-term growth prospects. We are delighted to partner with Gorillas on their journey to become a leader in the European market. “

It looks like the 10-minute home ordering market is heating up, as earlier this month London’s Dija went live with the exact same promise.

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