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Delivery Hero raises $88M to save the world's online food orders

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While the online food ordering industry saw a major consolidation in the U.S. last year with the union of GrubHub and Seamless, there’s still plenty of competition in the space internationally.

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based startup that operates in 14 countries, announced today that it has raised a whopping $88 million in a fifth round of funding led by Insight Partners. The latest investment brings Delivery Hero’s total funding to nearly $200 million.

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Much like GrubHub Seamleess, Delivery Hero lets you order delivery from restaurants through your computer or mobile apps. It’s faster and less error-prone than calling in a delivery order, and it also gives restaurants a simple way to generate more orders.

The company says it doubled its revenues and became profitable last year, and it now has 6 million customers with 55,000 restaurants signed up on its platform. Also worth noting, the company claims its partners have generated more than $500 million in annual sales. Naturally, Delivery Hero plans to expand its service in existing markets and new territories with the funding.

Competitor Just-Eat raised $64 million last year, while Foodpanda, another Berlin-based food delivery firm, raised $20 million.

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