MILAN, March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Everli, Europe's leading online grocery marketplace, announces today that it has secured an additional €22m in funding led by new investor United Ventures, the Italian venture capital firm specialising in investments in digital technologies, as part of its Series C round of investment. Everli is the third company to enter the portfolio of United Ventures' fund UV T-Growth, which focuses on highly innovative growth-stage companies.
The additional investment comes part-way through the round and will enable Everli to accelerate its existing international expansion plans and continue to drive forward its mission to build Europe's most-loved grocery marketplace.
Fedrico Sargenti, CEO Everli commented, "Everli has successfully expanded internationally in recent months, making great progress securing international retailer partnerships which are going to help us grow even faster. We are very excited to have United Ventures on board to further accelerate these opportunities in the short term, but also from a longer term perspective the experience and history they have are going to be invaluable as we continue to scale."
Everli has so far fulfilled grocery orders for more than 4 million deliveries in 135 cities in Italy, France, Poland and Czech Republic, partnering with retailers such as Lidl, Carrefour, Conad, Coop and Kaufland. Its model, which relies on a network of more than 3000 Shoppers, enables customers in small and medium density areas to do their same-day delivery large basket grocery shopping conveniently via the Everli app or website. Supermarket partners benefit from an affordable, fast solution to quickly offer an easy to use online and home delivery service that reaches high-value customers and builds loyalty.
Fabio Pirovano, Partner of United Ventures' fund UV T-Growth, commented: "Few sectors have evolved as rapidly as grocery retail in recent years. We've been following Everli's progress with interest for a while, and today we are thrilled to support the company in the next phase of its international expansion through our growth fund. We are looking forward to working together with Federico and the Everli team as they pursue their mission of creating the largest online-grocery European platform."
Everli initially announced its Series C funding last year, and since then expanded into France and the Czech Republic; won additional retail partnerships with retailers such as Kaufland, Carrefour and Casino; hired new key leadership; and grew and developed its team and capability in areas such as tech, product, operations, marketing and finance.
Everli is on a mission to help people achieve peace of mind, by simplifying their life when shopping for groceries. No more queuing, no more parking, no more carrying heavy weights: Everli's dream is to bring just the best parts of grocery shopping, directly to your home. Founded in 2014, Everli is now the main European e-grocery marketplace. Headquartered in Milan, with offices also in Paris, Verona and Warsaw, Everli's team has grown to more than 300 people, and has created more than 100 partnerships with retailers and CPG companies, providing flexible employment for over 3,000 shoppers. Everli serves 135 cities around Europe, and has delivered groceries 4 million times. Visit us at https://about.everli.com/.
About United Ventures
United Ventures is an independent Italian Venture Capital firm investing in digital technologies. Since 2013, it has partnered with over thirty technology startups and scaleups, supporting their growth and international expansion process. United Ventures currently has €300M in assets under management on two early-stage (UV1 and UV2) and one growth (UV T-Growth) venture capital funds. The firm's portfolio includes to date twenty companies across Italy, UK, Switzerland, Israel, and USA. For more information take a look at https://unitedventures.com/