LeCesarine.it, a Bologna, Italy-based startup that operates a Made In Italy focused network of home cooks, raised €1m in funding.
Backers included Daniele Ferrero, Emmanuel Osti, Marco Airoldi, Duccio Duranti, Niccolò Branca, Roberto Nicastro, Roberto Marsella and Marco Lucchini.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and the network and grow the brand in Italy and abroad.
Co-founded in 2016 by Davide Maggi and Massimiliano Benedetti, LeCesarine.it is a cooking platform that brings the Made in Italy food offering of over 500 home cooks distributed in approx. 90 cities across Italy. The “Cesarine” offer a restaurant within their homes, cooking courses, cooking shows and events.
In addition, to expand the business, the company signs partnerships with such organizations as EXPO, Coop, and Fico Eataly World.