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Zomato acquires food delivery start-up Runnr in all-stock deal to boost biz

Runnr gets 300 thousand orders a month, which is just less than 10% of Zomato's food ordering volumes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


Online restaurant guide and food ordering startup Zomato has acquired last-mile logistics company for an undisclosed sum to boost its business.

will continue to function as an independent company offering logistical services to players other than Zomato in verticals such as pharma, grocery and e-commerce, Zomato said on Wednesday.

"We just signed our long-rumoured of Emotionally, the deal has been in place for a couple of months now, and both the teams have been working closely with each other quite sometime now," Zomato Founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal said in a blog post.

With the combination of Zomato and Runnr, "we have everything in the stack of building a delightful service in and - end to end - listings, discovery, reviews, ordering, and now, logistics," he added.

Runnr is already efficiently fulfilling 300 thousand orders a month, which is just a tad less than 10 per cent of Zomato's food ordering volumes, Goyal said.

"Mohit (Kumar) will remain the Founder and CEO of Runnr and will continue developing his vision along with the rest of the founding team - Arpit, Mukunda, Gnanesh, Vatsal, and Aravind," he added.

At Zomato and Runnr, the delivery boy is going to get the status of 'most important employee' and is going to be treated like one, Goyal added.

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 09:58 IST