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Prime Venture invests Rs 6 Cr in FoodyBuddy, a platform that connects foodies with home chefs in the neighbourhood

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Prime Venture Partners invests Rs 6 crore in food-network platform FoodyBuddy, making its first investment in the foodtech space.

Food network platform FoodyBuddy on Wednesday raised Rs 6 crore in a pre-Series A round led by Prime Venture Partners. The platform intends to use the funding to expand beyond Bengaluru and further grow the community and network and reach over 1,00,000 home chefs by 2019. Founded in 2015 by Ex-Zynga colleagues Rachna Rao, Anup Gopinath and Rachna's husband Akil Sethuraman, FoodyBuddy began piloting its operations only in 2017.

"Akhil and I were one of those couples who loved to eat but never had the time to cook. So the craving for good quality home-cooked meals was a constant in our lives. It was during this time that I thought why not build a platform that gave me the freedom to choose and get great quality home-cooked food from my neighbourhood," says Rachna.

This led to the birth of FoodyBuddy, a platform that brings great home chefs and foodies together. But the focus of the platform is on the supply or, rather, the home chefs. Rachna explains that you can be anyone who loves to cook and choose to cook any amount of........

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