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Food delivery from the premium restaurants sector – 2 very fresh news stories

by on April 23, 2015

1  The premium take-out space in Europe continues to heat up as a number of startups target parts of the market that Just Eat, Foodpanda and Delivery Hero aren’t yet catering for. Namely, food delivery from premium restaurants that don’t traditionally offer a take-out and delivery service.

The best funded is the U.K.’s Deliveroo, which earlier this year raised a $25 million Series B round led by Accel Partners — money it pegged for European expansion. Today the London-headquartered startup is making good on that promise, launching the service in Paris andBerlin, following a quiet launch in Dublin earlier this week.

2  JUST EAT today announces the appointment of Barnaby Dawe as Chief Marketing Officer.

Barnaby brings with him a wealth of experience, having spent over 15 years leading the marketing strategies for some of the UK’s most exciting and iconic brands, including Sky, Channel 4, Heart FM, The Sun and The Times newspapers. Prior to JUST EAT, Barnaby was Chief Marketing Officer at HarperCollins Publishers and has been consulting a range of retail and e-commerce brands to drive growth through marketing, brand and digital strategies.


Movers and Groovers : AdRoll appoints Michael Bertaut as MD of EMEA Strategic Sales

by on August 15, 2014

Global ad retargeting company launches in London to invest in ad tech capital of Europe

AdRoll, the world’s most widely adopted retargeting platform, today announced the opening of its London office and the appointment of Michael Bertaut as Managing Director of EMEA Strategic Sales.

Bertaut, Google’s former Country Manager for Italy and ex-Head of New Business Sales in Latin America, will be responsible for building out a London-based strategic sales organisation, focusing on bringing @AdRoll 's cross-device, cross-platform, transparent digital advertising solutions to sophisticated larger brands and agencies across EMEA. [more…]

Video : HouseTrip launches significant £2.5 million marketing push

by on May 7, 2014

HouseTrip, the global rental site for holiday homes, is embarking on a £2.5 million consumer marketing drive including TV advertising, as it seeks to turn itself into the foremost brand in the burgeoning travel-tech sector.

Founded in 2009, @HouseTrip has rapidly become one of the hottest businesses on the London and European start-up scene, winning a number of awards. It is the only business to be backed by Europe's three largest VC firms, Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and Accel Partners.  The company has doubled in size each year since 2009, with more than six million guest nights' bookings made to date and over 300,000 properties on its books already, the company has its sights set on challenging the biggest names in the holiday sector.

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