Home food marketplace Cookr has raised $1 million in a pre-seed funding round led by angels, including employees of Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, Titan Company, M2P Fintech’s co-founders, WilcoSource LLC, RXDataScience Inc, Quadrand Resource LLC, and the Social Company.
The startup plans to use the raised capital 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.
PrabaSanthanakrishnan, Saravanakumar(SK) Kandasamy, and Nirmalkumar Muthu founded Cookr in 2022 with a vision 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.
Currently, The marketplace is operational in nine cities in Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Hosur, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Salem, Vellore, and Kumbakonam.
It aims to be operational in Puducherry and Chennai by the end of this month, with pan-India expansion in the pipeline. Additionally, It is also aiming to onboard 2,00,000 home cooks over the next 5 years.
“We are thrilled to have secured this pre-seed investment, which will allow us to bring our vision to life and make a real impact in the lives of home cooks and solve the access to healthy food through tech.” said PrabaSanthanakrishnan, Co-founder and CEO of Cookr. “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.”