Food discovery and delivery platform Zomato has invested an undisclosed amount in Hyderabad based home-cooked meal service Tinmen.
Zomato founder and CEO, Deepinder Goyal, shared a blog post earlier today announcing the company’s latest investment. Tinmen currently serves 10 major areas in Hyderabad – Madhapur, Hitec City, Kondapur, Gachibowli, Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills, Begumpet, Miyapur, Manikonda and Kukatpally, the blogpost said. “Over the past year, we have been working towards the idea of a kitchen-less world wherein most people would have access to great food and healthy meals at the same price or cheaper than the cost of preparing them at home,” Goyal said in the blogpost.
“we are working on a bunch of exciting tech-led initiatives to build better accessibility to great and hygienic food for our users. In tandem we are also exploring alliances with existing players, big and small, to help surface a larger variety of healthy meal options to our users,” he added. Explaining the company’s investment in Tinmen, he said it is an efficient and modest little company which provides easy access to home cooked meals at affordable prices for thousands of people in Hyderabad.
Tinmen is already delivering over 30,000 orders a month, it claims, and is looking to steadily multiply this number over the next 6 to 9 months.
Zomato and Tinmen will work together initially in Hyderabad, and then the rest of the country. Through Tinmen’s operating model, they also generate a steady stream of revenue for their home-chefs.