U.K.-based food on demand firm Deliveroo has announced that orders were up over 650 percent last year. In response to the swell of demand, the firm will be taking on over 1,000 full-time employees in its business globally and has announced that it will increase its workforce by a third in the coming year.
Deliveroo claims a 25 percent month-on-month order growth since inception, and its daily orders have grown tenfold since January 2015. New figures show a 7.5 times increase in orders in 2016 alone.
The firm has raised around $472 million from investors and is the rare European unicorn with a valuation over $1B. Currently, Deliveroo is online with 20,000 restaurants, including chains such as PizzaExpress and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
Here are the numbers:
650 percent | Increase in Deliveroo orders over last year
1,000 | Number of employees Deliveroo plans to add globally
+1/3 | Projected increase in Deliveroo’s workforce in the coming year
25 percent | Month on month order growth since Deliveroo’s inception
7.5x | Increase in orders in 2016 alone
$472 million | Amount Deliveroo has raised from investors
$1 billion | Deliveroo’s estimated valuation.
20,000 | Number of restaurants Deliveroo currently works with