Zomato, a popular online food & lifestyle guide in India had services in 10 cities till now. Today, Zomato announced that it has opened up internationally with Dubai. In India also, Zomato has opened up in two new cities, Indore and Lukhnow, taking the count of cities in India to 12. The website currently lists close to 40,000 restaurants and menus for restaurants listed on the website.
Talking to us in an interview, Pankaj Chaddah had said, “We are about to launch Zomato for Singapore and Dubai, this should happen by September end this year, a lot more international activity after that.” And keeping true to his word, Zomato has gone international on September 1st itself.
Zomato was started by IIT Delhi alumni in July 2008 as Foodiebay.com for Delhi NCR and has come a long way since then. In September 2011, Info Edge (India) Ltd, one of India’s largest internet companies, invested INR 13.5 Cr ($3 Million) in Zomato.com. This was the second round before which in August 2010, Zomato had raised the first round of INR 4.7 Cr ($1 Million). Scaling aggressively ever since, Zomato has come a long way and satisfied many foodies.