25th September 2017, India:
Food technology startup Zomato has invested an undisclosed amount in Hyderabad-based home chef aggregator TinMen.
Deepinder Goyal, CEO of Zomato said, “Zomato and Tinmen will work together (initially in Hyderabad, and then the rest of the country) to provide access to better food for more people. Through Tinmen’s unique operating model, they also generate a steady stream of revenue for their home-chefs – thereby creating earning opportunities for people who love to cook great food out of the comfort of their homes.”
He added, “Over the past year, we have been working towards the idea of a kitchen-less world wherein most people would have access to great food and healthy meals at the same price or cheaper than the cost of preparing them at home.”
“Zomato has a huge user base in Hyderabad which they will expose for us. The idea is that once we build a significant presence in the city, they will help us expand to other cities,” Mukesh Manda, Co-founder of Tinmen told ET. Tinmen currently has about 50,000-60,000 users on its platform.
The home chefs on Tinmen use fresh ingredients and offer a variety of choices while also allowing users to choose what they would eat for lunch as well as dinner. Tinmen is already delivering over 30,000 orders a month, and we see this number steadily multiplying over the next 6 to 9 months.
Zomato recently announced the acquisition of hyperlocal delivery startup Runnr to strengthen its delivery business and compete with Swiggy. (Image- Tinmen)