How big is Swiggy, the food-delivery startup that just scored a $1 billion investment round?

6 months ago by Joshua Fruhlinger in Facts, Features

Swiggy, the food-delivery startup that has been busy blanketing India with access to hot food in an hour, just scored a massive $1 billion investment round led by Naspers. Also in on the investment are Tencent, Hillhouse Capital, and Wellington Management Company.

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As of now, Swiggy serves food from 50,000 restaurants in hundreds of cities throughout India. In fact, according to data we track here at Thinknum, Swiggy now serves to and from more than 500 cities. The top 20 — and the number of restaurants represented — can be found in the table below.

City

Restaurants

Malviya Nagar (Delhi) 

604

Andheri West

490

Bandra West

452

Indiranagar

443

Koramangala

438

Malad Kan West

391

Janakpuri

351

Madhapur

340

Kothrud

327

Rohini

325

Sector 18

315

Central Kolkata

314

Greater Kailash 2

301

Navrangpura

299

Central Bangalore

299

Vastrapur

291

Powai

290

Banjara Hills

289

Viman Nagar

284

Vashi

282

Swiggy is already cozied up to some big players in the region, as well. Notable partners include Domino's Pizza with 773 locations, Subway with 433, and Pizza Hut with 295.

Name

Locations

Domino’s Pizza

773

Subway

433

Pizza Hut

295

Baskin Robbins

250

Cafe Coffee Day

221

KFC

218

McDonald’s

183

Keventers

181

Faasos

175

Behrouz Biryani

175

Sweet Truth

163

LunchBox

159

Hello Hunger! by Cafe Coffee Day

145

Firangi Bake

140

Burger King

119

Ovenstory Pizza

113

The Belgian Waffle Co.

94

Natural Ice Cream

93

Kettle & Kegs

92

Wow! Momo

84

All objective indicators — retail footprint, growth over time, and funding — paint a very positive future for Swiggy. Its social presence shows positive trends as well, with a healthy follower growth graph on Facebook as it closes in on 1 million fans.

While things look good — great, even — for Swiggy, there is a plethora of competition when it comes to devliery services worldwide. In our report on the world's delivery wars, we mapped out hundreds of similar services. Specifically for Swiggy, it is already seeing competition from Delivery Hero.

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Joshua Fruhlinger

Joshua has been writing about technology, lifestyle, and business for over 20 years. He's one of the original writers and editors for Engadget, and still writes a...

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