Foodee Raises $6 Million Series A to Expand Corporate Catering in the US

Canadian Corporate Catering Events Poised to Continue Rapid Expansion Plans

VANCOUVER, BC–(Marketwired – February 03, 2016) – Foodee, a food concierge service that delivers meals from local restaurants to company boardrooms, today announced it has closed $6 million CAD in a Series A funding, led by BDC Capital, to fuel its ongoing expansion into US markets. To date, Foodee has raised $10 million from key Canadian and US investors including Yaletown Venture Partners, Voyager Capital, and Structure Capital.

Going after the 10 billion dollar corporate catering market, Foodee has capitalized on an unmet need within the food delivery space. Since launching in Vancouver in 2012 it has grown rapidly, establishing over 4000 customers, 250+ restaurant partnerships, and successfully expanding to Toronto, Austin, Denver, and Philadelphia. Foodee is gearing up to launch Atlanta and Minneapolis in March with several more US cities planned throughout 2016.

“Building on our success in Toronto, Vancouver, and our three pilot cities in the US, we are excited to continue our expansion plans to get quality food into boardrooms across North America,” said Ryan Spong, CEO of Foodee. “Many on-demand apps create more work but less profit for the restaurants on their platform. We’re looking forward to giving our new restaurant partners large, off-peak corporate orders that in many cases double their lunch-time revenue.”

Foodee has set itself apart from other consumer-focused services like Postmates, Caviar and DoorDash, by catering specifically to corporate clientele and partnering with high-demand restaurants that don’t deliver. Through its innovative end-to-end service, Foodee elevates all nodes on the corporate customer experience, from sales to live customer care to highly trained, office appropriate waiter-delivery staff. The tech-enabled platform ensures group dining is on-time, accurate and top quality.

“Food is a bonding experience for many people, and something that can bring a high level of morale and commadarie between coworkers. By bringing the best food from local restaurants, we’re providing companies the ability to offer their employees something beyond the traditional.”

“We’re proud to invest in a company that is resolving the corporate catering challenge all companies across North America share,” said Andrew Lugsdin, Foodee investor and partner at BDC Venture Capital. “In the upcoming months, we look forward to watching Foodee’s next wave of expansion success.”

For more information about Foodee, or to order your next business lunch please visit www.food.ee.

About Foodee

Foodee has made its mission to solve the biggest problems facing the corporate lunch hour: a lack of variety, meals that arrive too early or too late, and excessive package waste. Paying close attention to its impact on the environment, Foodee uses biodegradable packaging, low emission delivery methods and has partnered with in-office composting programs to lower the carbon “foodprint” around the corporate lunch. Foodee has satisfied lunchtime cravings with Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, Amazon, Comcast, eBay, Facebook, Microsoft, Starbucks, and more.

Perisher Wins Australia’s Best Ski Resort 2016 At World Ski Awards!

Perisher, Australia’s favourite ski resort, has won Australia’s Best Ski Resort for 2016 at the World Ski Awards. The prestigious title was presented in Kitzbuhel, Austria and is the third time Perisher has won Australia’s Best Ski Resort at the World Ski awards. Bluepowder.com.au can help you plan every detail of your ski trips to Canada to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Located in the Kosciuszko National Park, Perisher boasts 1,245h of skiable terrain across four resort areas of Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes and Guthega making it the largest resort in the southern hemisphere. With 4 resorts areas Perisher has fantastic skiing and snowboarding for all ages and standards including five award-winning progressive Terrain Parks, Australia’s only Half Pipes and amazing scenic trails including Guthega with views across the main range to Australia’s highest peak Mt Kosciuszko.

Perisher’s vast multi-million dollar snowmaking system consisting of 271 snow guns covers 53.4 hectares of terrain, to ensure guests enjoy a reliable and consistent snow experience each year.

The World Ski Awards aims to drive up standards within the ski tourism industry by rewarding the organisations that are leaders in their field. Votes are cast by professionals working within the ski industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media – and by the public. Voters had to register through the World Ski Awards website or Facebook page and were only allowed to vote once.

World Ski Awards Managing Director Sion Rapson says “World Ski Awards is the only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the global ski tourism industry, and as such our 2016 finalists represent the very best the sector has to offer.”

The Epic Australia Pass provides Perisher guests with incredible value which includes access not only to Perisher but also ten world-class ski resorts in Northern America including Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado, Park City in Utah and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe region of California and Nevada, all on one season pass. Perisher guests can truly ski and board year round on the Epic Australia Pass.

Perisher’s Chief Operating Officer, Peter Brulisauer, says “We are very excited to be accepting the 2016 Australia’s Best Ski Resort award at the World Ski Awards. An award like this is testament to the efforts of all our staff; we would not be able to operate at such a high standard year after year without a truly great team. Most importantly I’d like to thank Perisher’s guests that truly create a fantastic atmosphere here every day of winter.”