ChefKart, a Gurugram-based online platform that provides at-home cooking services, raised $2 million in a seed funding round led by Blume Ventures and Pravega Ventures. The round witnessed participation from Deepinder Goyal, Titan Capital, Kunal Shah, Tremis Capital, Lets Venture, and other angel investors.
The company intends to use the freshly-raised capital to expand its geographical footprint in Gurugram and to new regions in the near future.
“ChefKart is driven by the idea to digitise an essential service that is largely unorganised. They are the pioneers in streamlining an industry with tremendous untapped market potential.”Mukul Singhal, co-founder and partner, Pravega Ventures
Earlier in August 2021, ChefKart secured $300,000 in a pre-seed round from Titan Capital, Lead Angels, Vipul Allawadhi, Pravega Ventures, etc.
A startup that provides cooking services at the comfort of your home
ChefKart was founded by Vaibhav Gupta, Aman Gupta, and Arpit Gupta in the year 2020 with a vision to upskill domestic cooks into skilled and professional home chefs, delivering cooking services on a subscription basis. The startup provides trained and vetted chefs to prepare meals as per the choice of the user. It further plans to expand its new line of business, chefs for parties.
According to the founders, the startup has helped a significant section of people who spend a lot amount of time everyday in planning meals, buying groceries, cooking or managing their home chefs. Now, they can rely on ChefKart to prepare tasty, economically feasible and nutritious food cooked at home.
ChefKart has served over 500 customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and has grown by 50% MOM. The company has hired more than 2,000 service professionals ever since its inception, and in terms of providing services, it has covered the entire city of Gurugram.
“We have served more than 3200 families and are managing over 2300 cooking sessions daily with a 15 per cent month-over-month growth. Urban Company shutting down their chef services again makes us the market leader and proves our mantle of running and building a large-scale enterprise.”Vaibhav Gupta, CEO & Founder, ChefKart
More about the investors
Blume Ventures, a Bengaluru-based early-stage venture capital firm, was established in 2010 by Karthik Reddy and Sanjay Nath. The company has backed over one hundred startups, including TaxiForSure and ZipDial. Meanwhile, Pravega Ventures, founded in 2016 and headquartered in New Delhi, is a venture capital investment firm that focuses on seed and pre-Series A funding for technology-enabled companies in India.