Toronto-based Hurrier acquired by Rocket Internet owned Foodora

Hurrier

Hurrier, a Toronto-based food courier delivery service, has been acquired by Rocket Internet-owned Foodora, the three companies announced today. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Foodora, which initially launched its on-demand restaurant delivery model in Germany last year, says it acquired Hurrier to help its expansion efforts in Canada. Since its launch in October 2014, foodora became a leading player in Germany, France,
Spain, Italy, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Dubai and Hong Kong. The company also announced
today its merger with Urban Taste, the similarly­positioned operation of Delivery Hero. Delivery Hero and foodora are both Rocket Internet backed ventures.

“We are incredibly excited and fortunate to have Hurrier to help us accelerate our efforts in food delivery,” said David Albert, the managing director of Foodora’s Canadian operation. As part of the acquisition, Hurrier co-founder Adam Hasham will join Foodora as Canadian co-managing director.

Operating out of Toronto for the last three years, the HIGHLINE portfolio company has built an impressive stable of 140 different partner restaurants in #the6ix. According to Hasham, Hurrier has seen a 30 percent month over month increase in customer orders since the acquisition was initially finalized. Hasham also notes that there are currently 150 restaurants on the platform with 50 more set to join before the end of the year. The company previously announced it was expanding to Montreal and Vancouver before 2016.

Disclosure: BetaKit’s East and West Coast offices are housed in HIGHLINE’s Vancouver and Toronto co-working spaces.

Igor Bonifacic

Igor Bonifacic

Igor Bonifacic is a Toronto-based writer interested in exploring the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and life.