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iFood获4亿美元投资,拉美创企融资再创纪录

巴西科技创企Movile刚刚完成了拉美初创企业有史以来规模最大的一轮融资,包括Naspers和Innova Capital在内的现有投资者向其子公司iFood增投4亿美元。

Movile由公司的首席执行官Fabricio Bloisi创办于20年前,该公司最初是一家移动设备数字内容工作室,现已发展成为拥有10亿用户的移动服务和内容帝国。

该公司的营收预计超过2.4亿美元,月活跃用户数超1.5亿。仅iFood在10月份就收到了1040万份订单,其业务可谓爆炸性增长。

根据该公司的数据,iFood拥有一个由5万家餐厅和12万名外卖员组成的网络。10月最后几周,iFood在巴西每天收到39万份订单,比2017年10月的18.3万份增长了109%。该公司的月度订单为1080万份,满足了900万巴西客户的需求。

该公司首席执行官Fabricio Bloisi在一份声明中表示:“Movile非常幸运,在过去十年间我们的投资者一直支持着我们,帮助我们实现改变超十亿人生活的愿景,有了他们的帮助我们才能确保iFood的市场领导地位,为消费者、送餐公司和餐厅提供最佳的食品订购和交付体验。”

交付是Movile后续发展计划的核心,也是该公司众多业务线的门户。

该公司早期的增长引擎是PlayKids,如今公司还发展了支付业务Zoop、快递公司Rappido和票务业务Sympla等众多业务部门。

Bloisi将公司的成功归功于其在拉美地区积极的并购战略以及快速启动和关闭业务部门的能力。

Bloisi的目标是创造一个数十亿美元的全球业务,并与来自硅谷或中国的科技巨头竞争。

事实上,随着Movile的扩张,其模式看起来越来越类像Naspers投资组合中的另一家公司,即中国移动消息和服务巨头——腾讯。Movile希望遵循相同的道路,囊括内容、支付和交付服务。

Movile在2014年的D轮融资中从Innova Capital、Jorge Paulo Lemann和FINEP等投资者手中筹集了5500万美元融资。该轮融资帮助Movile进行了更多收购,包括Rapiddo、ChefTime和FreshTime 。它还帮助公司对LBS Local、Apontador、MapLink、Cinepapaya和TruckPad进行了额外投资。

The Brazilian technology conglomerate Movile  has just raised one of the largest rounds ever recorded for a Latin American startup, pulling in an additional $400 million for its iFood subsidiary from existing investors, including Naspers and Innova Capital.

Founded roughly 20 years ago by chief executive officer Fabricio Bloisi, the company, which began as a digital content studio for mobile device, has grown into a mobile services and content empire with aspirations of reaching 1 billion people.

The company is on its way with estimated revenues more than $240 million and more than 150 million monthly active users. iFood alone recorded 10.4 million delivery orders for the month of October and the growth of the business is nothing short of explosive.

According to data from the company, iFood received 390,000 orders per day in Brazil in the last weeks of October — representing 109 percent growth, compared to 183,000 from October 2017. The company’s 10.8 million monthly orders have fed 9 million Brazilian customers, and iFood boasts a network of 50,000 restaurants and 120,000 couriers.

“Movile is very fortunate to have long-term investors who have supported us for the past decade to help achieve our goal of transforming the lives of more than one billion people and thus we are able to continually back iFood to ensure it remains the market leader,” said Fabricio Bloisi, the company’s chief executive in a statement. “Our entire ecosystem of companies is focused on allocating resources and energy towards our one billion people goal, and iFood is leading the way fueling unprecedented growth through its innovative technology platform, providing consumers, couriers and restaurants with the best experience in food ordering and delivery.”

Delivery is central to Movile’s expansion plans and it serves as a gateway to many of the company’s other business lines.

While the engine of growth in the company’s earliest days was PlayKids, its mobile content business focused on children’s entertainment, it has moved well beyond content and entertainment. Now it counts the payment business Zoop, delivery company Rappido and the ticketing business Sympla among its many and varied business units.

In an interview onstage at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America event last week, Bloisi attributed the company’s success to its aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy across the region and an ability to rapidly spin up and shut down business units as it experimented with what could work for Latin American consumers.

The goal for Bloisi was always to create a multi-billion-dollar business that could span the globe and compete with any of the technology giants hailing from Silicon Valley or, increasingly, China.

Indeed, as Movile expands, its model is looking more and more similar to another Naspers portfolio company, the Chinese mammoth of mobile messaging and services, Tencent.

Leveraging its messaging platform, WeChat, Tencent has become a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse — and a platform for exchanging goods and services for a huge percentage of China’s mobile internet users.

Movile hopes to follow the same path, with operations in content, payments and delivery all housed under its roof. And as the connections between online and offline commerce increase, food delivery is emerging as the central hub for that plan, as our contributor, Nathan Lustig wrote for us earlier this year.

The insights and data that Movile gathered during its strategic venture capital investments in iFood were critical. During this time, Movile built the foundation for its investments that followed shortly after, and learned how to make them a success. With each new investment, Movile’s goal was simple: take a fast-moving startup and help it grow beyond what the founding team ever thought possible by infusing cash, human capital and any technical resources or expertise that the startup could possibly need.

Movile quickly solidified its M&A strategy, its processes and its position as a leader in Latin America’s mobile market. To continue financing its growth through acquisitions, Movile raised another $55 million from Innova Capital, Jorge Paulo Lemann and FINEP in its Series D round in 2014. This new round of financing led to even more acquisitions, including the acquisition of Rapiddo, ChefTime and FreshTime. It also allowed the company to make additional investments in LBS Local, the owners of Apontador, MapLink, Cinepapaya and TruckPad.

“We want our consumers to have an amazing delivery experience from the moment they order their food to the moment it arrives, and our partners – the restaurants and delivery fleet – make that happen by living our purpose of improving people’s lives using our services,” said Carlos Moyses, iFood’s chief executive in a statement. “iFood exists for our customers and with an increased investment commitment of this size, we will be able to build out our state of the art technology platform, and increase our courier and restaurant partners to even better serve our current and future customers in Latin America.”

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