WASHINGTON, D.C. March 05, 2020 – HUNGRY Marketplace Inc., the Washington D.C. based platform connecting top chefs with businesses looking for the best in catered meals, today announced the close of its nearly $20 million Series B funding round. The round was led by former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb and Evolution VC Partners. Additional participants in the round included actor Kevin Hart, Jay-Z’s Marcy Venture Partners, Los Angeles Ram Todd Gurley, Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner, Tampa Bay Buccaneer Ndamukong Suh, former White House chef Sam Kass, President Obama’s special assistant Reggie Love and Leonard Green Partners’ Jonathan Sokoloff. The investment brings the company’s total funding to $32.5 million. ABOUT HUNGRY: HUNGRY was founded by serial entrepreneurs Eman Pahlavani, Shy Pahlevani and Jeff Grass, as a revolutionary way for independent chefs to connect with the $60 billion business and events catering market. HUNGRY is committed to improving the communities it serves. Through its ‘Fight Against Hunger’ program, HUNGRY donates one meal to those in need for every two purchased. Additionally, its ‘WeRecycle’ program promotes environmental waste reduction by offering biodegradable plates and cutlery with its delivered meals. HUNGRY is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has rapidly growing operations in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston and New York City. By the end of 2021, HUNGRY is projected to expand its footprint to a total of 23 U.S. cities. For more information, visit tryhungry.com.
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