Ventures into Machine Learning & Data Sciences to build personalised offerings for partner restaurants and end consumers
Plans to attract best tech talent from Industry and Research Institutes in the country and abroad
13 March 2018, New Delhi: Foodpanda, India’s leading online marketplace for food delivery today announced the launch of its dedicated technology centre in Bengaluru. The state-of-the-art tech centre will be aimed to strengthen the technology infrastructure, product capabilities and end user experience for the company. A blueprint has been drawn to hire ~100 team members with strong tech background in a span of 6 to 9 months. The tech center will be fully operational in a couple of weeks. The centre will be headed by Nitin Gupta, who is recently appointed as the Head of Engineering at Foodpanda.
The tech centre will extensively work on re-imagining the product, integrate functions and introduce specialised domains of Machine Learning and Data Sciences. This would be directed to develop more personalised offerings for the restaurant partners and millions of prospective customers in the country. The tech centre is envisioned to become a hub for the best tech talent working in the food tech space in the country. The centre will also be used for aggressive R&D functions in the future while leveraging best practices from around the world.
Pranay Jivrajka, CEO, Foodpanda India, said, “Through the technology centre in Bengaluru, we envision to bring together the best team of tech enthusiasts working on building a future ready product. Leveraging robust data sciences and machine learning, we intend to personalise offerings for all our stakeholders. Following the commitment to strengthen our delivery network, this is an instrumental step towards building a strong food tech ecosystem in the country.”
With Foodpanda’s recent allocation of INR 400 crore for delivery logistics, the tech centre will ensure an aggressive push in the direction of building a seamless experience for all its stakeholders – partner restaurants, riders, and end consumers – and creating a significant long-term business value. The tech centre is intended to provide an avenue for cross-pollination of talent within domains and fields in the food tech landscape.
Foodpanda is India’s leading online food ordering and delivery platform. With menus from 20000+ restaurants across 150+ cities in India available on its cutting edge app & website, foodpanda is leading people discover and order great food every day. In December 2017, Ola acquired foodpanda with a commitment of infusion of funds to the tune of INR 1300 crores from parent ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd.