Home Food Tech Startup Cookr Secures USD 1 Million in Pre-Seed Funding
Home Food Tech Startup Cookr Secures USD 1 Million in Pre-Seed Funding

Cookr, an early-stage home food tech marketplace startup, secures USD 1 Million (INR 8.25 Crores) pre-seed investment from a diverse group of angel investors, including employees and alumni of Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, TITAN Company, and founders of M2P Fintech, WilcoSource LLC, RXDataScience Inc, Quadrand Resouce LLC, and The Social Company to scale its innovative home kitchen food marketplace.

Founded in 2022 by Praba Santhanakrishnan, Saravanakumar(SK) Kandasamy, and Nirmalkumar Muthu, the vision is to nourish humanity with wholesome food and spread the joy of well-being, offers a range of nutritious and hygienic home-cooked food options with over 500 home cooks on the platform, catering to customers' dietary needs and preferences.

"We see that there is a huge demand for healthy home-made food and long shelf-life food products, and we are excited to offer a solution that will cater to this rapidly growing market,” shared Praba Santhanakrishnan, Co-founder and CEO of Cookr.

Cookr is currently operational in nine cities in Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Hosur, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Salem, Vellore, and Kumbakonam.

It intends to be operational in Puducherry and Chennai by the end of this month with pan-India expansion in the pipeline.

“I am excited to partner with Cookr and support their mission to make healthy eating accessible and convenient in India. The food technology industry in India is ripe for disruption, and Cookr's innovative approach to providing healthy alternatives to traditional restaurant-delivered meals is exactly what the market needs. I look forward to working with the Cookr team and watching them grow and succeed,” added Arun Viswanathan, Software Development Manager, Amazon, USA.

The company is also aiming to onboard 2,00,000 home cooks over the next 5 years.

The funding will be used to add more features to the platform, expand the team, and launch the marketplace across India, making healthy eating more accessible to people across the country. Cookr's app is available on the App Store and Google Playstore.

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