Home food-tech marketplace startup Cookr secures Rs 8.2 Cr in pre-seed funding

New capital will help Cookr expand business across Tamil Nadu

Cookr, an early-stage home food tech marketplace startup, has secured Rs 8.25 crore pre-seed investment from a diverse group of angel investors, including employees and alumni of Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, TITAN Company, and founders of M2P Fintech, WilcoSource LLC, RXDataScience Inc, Quadrand Resouce LLC, and The Social Company to scale its innovative home kitchen food marketplace.

Cookr, founded in 2022 by Praba Santhanakrishnan, Saravanakumar(SK) Kandasamy, and Nirmalkumar Muthu, with a vision to nourish humanity with wholesome food and spread the joy of well-being, offers a range of nutritious and hygienic home-cooked food options with over 500 home cooks on the platform, catering to customers’ dietary needs and preferences. Cookr is currently operational in nine cities in Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Hosur, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Salem, Vellore, and Kumbakonam.

It intends to be operational in Puducherry and Chennai by the end of this month with pan-India expansion in the pipeline. The company’s mission is to empower communities with accessible and nutritious home food through technology and home kitchens, making healthy food accessible and seamless for all while empowering home chefs with customer access through robust and intuitive technology. The company is also aiming to onboard 2,00,000 home cooks over the next 5 years.

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