Delivery.com begins expanding overseas, first to Hong Kong

The “Uber of something” startups are popping up and spreading everywhere, and Delivery.com is heading overseas in the hopes of putting some roots down before the others. The company is making its service available in Hong Kong, its first stop outside of the U.S. The company provides delivery services from local restaurants, grocery stores, wine and spirits shops, and laundries and dry cleaners. The company’s Hong Kong website will feature a selection of what it deems as the city’s top meals, spirits, and desserts.

Delivery.com is launching outside the U.S. for the first time with a new site in Hong Kong that provides online food ordering and delivery to corporate consumers. The company is backed with an undisclosed amount of venture capital from its lead investor Cantor Ventures, the VC arm of Cantor Fitzgerald. Delivery.com said in a statement that it launched in Hong Kong first because it is “one of the world’s most densely populated places with a cultural and business environment that mirrors New York City, where delivery.com is headquartered.” It added, “Long working hours, the growing popularity of team lunches, and an increasingly tech-savvy consumer support the need for a central online marketplace where hungry consumers with limited free time can order high-quality delivery, particularly during lunchtime’s peak hours.”

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