Based in Japan and India. Has led to 1 successful fundraise in Japan. Been working the space of Venture Capital and Private Equity for the last 3 years.

Chowbus a food-delivery platform that connects diners with high-quality authentic Asian food from mom and pop restaurants and stores today announced a 33 million Series A funding round The round was led by Silicon Valley-based Altos Ventures and NYC-based Left Lane Capital with additional participation by Hyde Park Angels Fika Ventures FJ Labs and Silicon Valley Bank

The funding comes on the heels of a period of significant growth for Chowbus which was founded in 2016 by Suyu Zhang and Linxin Wen to connect people with authentic Asian food that’s not easily found on traditional third-party delivery apps In the past year Chowbus has increased its revenue % and grown its employee headcount 300% The company has also added two key leaders former Chief Operating Officer COO of JUMP Bikes and one of Uber’s first 50 employees Kenny Tsai as COO and former Groupon product leader Jieying Zheng as Head of Product

The company will use the new funding to continue to grow its existing business launch its platform in new cities and expand its product line while continuing to support the restaurants and customers on the platform Chowbus is also pressing forward to offer new services beyond delivery to help restaurants fully leverage the power of its technology like its recently released dine-in function which allows diners to order and pay from their phone for a contactless dining experience at their favorite restaurant

Chowbus is proud to empower independent Asian restaurants and grocery stores across North America to share their diverse cuisine and grow their business said Linxin Wen co-founder and CEO of Chowbus When we say we’re true partners to the restaurants we work with we mean it By eliminating hidden fees helping them showcase their best dishes and other efforts we make on their behalf we really go the extra mile to help our restaurant partners succeed We only succeed if they do ”

Chowbus connects diners with authentic local Asian restaurants in over 20 cities in North America The bilingual platform provides a curated list of high-quality restaurants paired with high-quality images and a unique bundling feature that allows users to order the best dishes from multiple restaurants in a single delivery

Altos is excited to be investing in Chowbus mission of bringing authentic Asian food from independent mom-and-pop restaurants to passionate diners said Anthony Lee Managing Director at Altos Ventures As children of Asian immigrants ourselves our partnership resonates deeply with this mission and we look forward to supporting the next stage of the company’s growth ”

The market is experiencing a permanent shift from offline to online ordering a trend that Chowbus is actively driving said Harley Miller Managing Partner at Left Lane Capital Focusing on this large and loyal constituency with a vertical-approach to supporting Asian restaurants and food purveyors has allowed Chowbus to differentiate itself on both sides of the marketplace The capital efficiency with which they have operated relative to the scale achieved is extraordinarily impressive and not something we often see ”

The Chowbus app is available in New York Boston Philadelphia Chicago Atlanta Los Angeles the Bay Area Seattle and many other cities across North America

To learn more about Chowbus visit chowbus com

About Chowbus

Chowbus is a food delivery platform providing high-quality authentic Asian food that empowers local independent restaurants and stores with the technology tools and marketing to grow their business Founded in 2016 by chief executive officer Linxin Wen and chief technology officer Suyu Zhang Chowbus helps people discover local Asian cuisine that isn’t easily found on traditional third-party delivery apps

Chowbus provides a curated list of high-quality mom-and-pop restaurants and stores paired with real food pictures a unique bundling feature that allows users to order from multiple restaurants in a single delivery with no added fees and reliable delivery service In , Chowbus was listed by Andreessen Horowitz as one of the largest and fastest-growing consumer-facing marketplaces in the U S

About Altos Ventures

Altos Ventures is a global venture growth investor dedicated to backing exceptional founder-led companies Altos takes a different approach to building companies focusing on pragmatic growth and patient partnership Based in Silicon Valley Altos manages a portfolio of fast-growing companies that together generate billions in revenue and employ over tens of thousands of people around the world For more information visit altos vc

About Left Lane Capital

Left Lane Capital is a New York-based venture capital and early growth equity firm focused on high-growth high-retention consumer and internet businesses The firm invests in high-repeat companies that are fundamental to the human condition and spirit where customers maintain a long-term relationship with the product platform or service Its mission is to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs creating category-defining businesses Recent investments have included GoStudent and M1 Finance For more information visit LeftLaneCap com

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