Cookr, a Tamil Nadu-based Food Technology startup secured USD 1 Million (Rs. 8.25 Cr) in the Pre-Seed Funding round from angel investors for scaling up its home kitchen food marketplace. Together with founders of other businesses including M2P Fintech, WilcoSource LLC, RXDataScience Inc, Quadrant Resource LLC, and The Social Company, the investors include employees and alum from a number of corporations, such as Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, and TITAN Corporation.
Established in the year 2022 by Praba Santhanakrishnan, Saravanakumar Kandasamy, and Nirmalkumar Muthu, Cookr strives to be an inclusive brand, that promotes healthy eating lifestyles using technology to link consumers with home-cooked meals and gives the customer access to home chefs through sophisticated and user-friendly technologies.
Currently, Cookr has around 500 home chefs associated with it and within the next 5 years, it plans to take this number to 2,00,000.
Nine Tamil Nadu cities—Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Hosur, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Salem, Vellore, and Kumbakonam—are now served by Cookr. By the end of the month, it hopes to be running in Chennai and Puducherry.
The funds will be used to grow the workforce and services across India, as well as to provide the platform with new features.
“We see that there is a tremendous demand for nutritious home-made food and extended shelf-life food items, and we are pleased to offer a solution that will cater to this fast-increasing industry,” said Praba Santhanakrishnan, co-founder and CEO of Cookr.