New Delhi, Dec 5: Aiming to deliver food via drones in India, online ordering app Zomato on Wednesday announced it has acquired a Lucknow-based TechEagle Innovations that works exclusively on drones, for an undisclosed amount.
According to the company statement, the startup will help Zomato create a door top door delivery network backed by hybrid multi-rotor drones.
“We are currently at the early stage of aerial innovations and are taking baby steps towards building a tomorrow wherein users can expect a drone to deliver the food they ordered online,” said Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato.
TechEagle was established in 2015 by IIT-Kanpur alumnus Vikram Singh Meena.
“Our first ‘delivery job’ currently is to design multi-rotor drones that can pick up a payload under 5 kg and set up drone delivery circuits for reducing the last mile delivery leg,” added Goyal.
Zomato has more than 75,000 restaurant partners offering food delivery services across the country
It acquired Runnr last year and currently has over 1.5 lakh delivery partners as part of its last mile delivery fleet.
“We are excited to be a part of the team and together build something which will certainly play a significant role in the future of primary and secondary logistics in the food supply chain in India,” stated Meena.