Delivery Hero co-founder Lukasz Gadowski invests in Finnish food delivery company Wolt
> Through the investment into Wolt, Gadowski wants to support the Wolt team as he sees great potential in the company
> “Wolt is catering to customers, couriers and restaurants in a way that’s creating value to all three – the team at Wolt is doing food delivery right, and they have tremendous potential to become a long-term success story.” Gadowski says
> In six years since being founded, Wolt has expanded to 23 countries and 100+ cities
> Wolt has now raised 267 million euros in total.
Helsinki, 14 October 2020 – The Finnish technology company Wolt, which is known for its food delivery platform, attracts an investment from Lukasz Gadowski, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Delivery Hero. Since being founded in Helsinki, Finland just six years ago, Wolt has expanded to 23 countries and over 100 cities across the world. Most recently, Wolt launched in Germany this August.
Miki Kuusi, CEO and co-founder of Wolt, says: “This investment isn’t about the money, rather it’s about joining forces with Lukasz. As one of the co-founders of Delivery Hero, Lukasz knows the ins and outs of our industry and he has first-hand knowledge in how we can become an international brand. We are very like minded in how the customer should always be the priority, and how growth needs to be based on efficiency and the long-term.”
Lukasz Gadowski says: “I was looking for ways to make the food delivery scene in Germany better. Our paths crossed with Miki and I was impressed by Wolt as a company. Their DNA is a mix of technology and efficiency paired with customer obsession and operational drive. I am investing into Wolt because they offer a high-quality delivery service and they have the potential to become a global brand. I wish to add to their success and help the team reach their long-term goals.” Lukasz Gadowski is investing 7.5 million euros in Wolt as a private angel investor.
Wolt is a technology company that makes it incredibly easy to discover and get great food, delivered to your home or office. The Helsinki-based company has operations in 23 countries and 100+ cities, serving food from over 20,000 restaurants with over 45,000 courier partners. The company was founded in 2014, employs 1500+ people today, and is led by its co-founder and CEO Miki Kuusi. Wolt has raised €267M in funding from investors including ICONIQ Capital, Highland Europe, 83North, EQT Ventures, Inventure, Lifeline Ventures, Goldman Sachs Growth Equity, Supercell founder & CEO Ilkka Paananen and Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa, among others.
About Lukasz Gadowski
Lukasz Gadowski is one of the most prominent serial entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the European tech scene. His track record includes founding the Micro-Merchandising service Spreadshirt.net and co-founding the delivery service Delivery Hero. He was also involved in building brands and companies such as studiVZ, Lieferheld, Mister Spex, Enpal, Miles-Mobility and Volocopter.
About Miki Kuusi
Miki Kuusi is co-founder and CEO of Helsinki-based Wolt. Miki previously headed the Slush technology fair as co-founder and CEO. He developed the fair from a local event in Helsinki with 300 people to one of the leading technology and investor events in the world with more than 25,000 participants annually in Europe and Asia.
Further Information: https://wolt.com
Image: Lukasz Gadowski, SOURCE: https://wolt.com