Marley Spoon, a Berlin, Germany-based recipe kit delivery service, raised $17m in Series B funding.
Backers included QD Ventures, Kreos Capital, a NY based hedge fund, and existing investors including Lakestar.
The company, which has raised a total of $32m to date, plans to expand to the West Coast, opening a new San Francisco-based fulfilment facility.
Founded in 2014 by Fabian Siegel, former CEO of Delivery Hero, and Till Neatby, former Managing Director of restaurant chain MexAttax, Marley Spoon is a recipe kit delivery service that allows customers to choose from two-person or family boxes, with a changing weekly selection of recipes.
Seasonal ingredients are delivered directly to customers, with boxes kept cool during transit.
Dishes start from $8.90 per meal, including delivery, and customers can plan deliveries based on their schedules.
The company, which has also secured up to $44m in media volume from media-for-equity fund GMPVC, has also set up operations in the U.S., the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, and Australia. It will also launch a new membership app in the first quarter of 2016. Available for both iOS and Android, the new app will allow customers and guests to interact with Marley Spoon, to edit their upcoming orders, maintain their account area, receive product news, and access the full library of recipes.
Marley Spoon is massively hiring.