Zeppery: another food-tech startup pulls down its shutter
Delhi | Red Newswire | May 15 6:00 PM IST.
The restaurant pre-ordering app, Zeppery has announced its close, just after the six months it had begun the operations. The app allowed users to pre-order food to avoid queues at restaurants.
Utkarsh Srivastava, co-founder of Zeppery said, “We were trying to copy, Tapingo, a US-based startup, but realized that this model is too early for the Indian market and the customer retention costs were too high. We have, therefore, decided to move on.”
The app provided users with the option of browsing menus of restaurants and book orders without having to stand in the queue. The user would get notification once the order was ready. The startup had tied up with a number of outlets including Moti Mahal, Bikanerwala and Haldiram’s.
Zeppery was ran by Inweone technologies Pvt Ltd – a Delhi-based startup which is now working on starting a logistics business and is currently reported to be assembling a new team. Zeppery had seven employees all of which have quit.
Srivastava said, “We want to disrupt the current logistics and delivery model by making it robust, easy and cost-effective at the micro level which can be replicated and scaled up.”
The company raised $77,000 from angel investor Suyash Sharma.
Recently we saw iTiffin.in, a Bangalore-based food-tech startup shut down its operations in March. Before that, Dazo had closed down. But, at the same time, some other food-tech startups have been able to raise good funds like FreshMenu, Cookaroo and First Eat.