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|Founder||Tim Linssen, Danny Hawkins, Federico Ferraro, Bassel El Koussa and Rami Idriss|
|Headquarters||London, United Kingdom|
Quiqup is a London-based logistics company that provides delivery services through a network of self-employed drivers. It is headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is an example of an on-demand company, and performs the function of an intermediary between retail businesses and consumers. As of June 2017, the company has over 120 employees and over 2000 drivers in its network.
User can place orders through the Quiqup mobile and web apps to request goods from one of its retail partners, or a custom pickup from other stores. Business users use Quiqup’s B2B services to facilitate delivery.
The company currently operates in London. In May 2017, it announced plans to expand to other cities in the UK and internationally.
Quiqup was launched in September 2014 by five founders, Tim Linssen, Danny Hawkins, Federico Ferraro, Bassel El Koussa and Rami Idriss. The business began with a consumer facing model, with mobile and web apps where consumers searched and placed orders. In September 2015, TechCrunch reported that Quiqup had fulfilled more than 100,000 orders since launching, over a number of retail sectors including food, groceries, fashion and electronics. In 2016, the business model expanded to provide a logistics service to retailers, introducing its application programming interface (API) and delivery tools to facilitate delivery operations for merchants.
In September 2015, Quiqup received an undisclosed amount of funding from a Series A round, led by food ordering service Delivery Hero and Global Founders Capital, an investment arm of the German technology firm Rocket Internet. In May 2017, after raising £20 million in a Series B round led by JOBI Capital and Transmed, as well as existing investors, Quiqup announced plans to expand to other UK cities and internationally.
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