Aug 5, 2013

[Sd] Star Festival raises $10M to expand innovative bento box business

Star Festival, the Japanese startup behind Bento box delivery and catering service,, announced today it has raised 1 billion yen (or about $10 million) from Jafco, one of Japan’s leading VC firms. With these funds, the company will expand its service to areas all around the country. Currently their service is available only in the five urban areas of Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sendai, and Fukuoka. 
Since its launch back in 2009, Gochikuru has been providing a variety of meals from its partner lunch vendors. To date they have partnered with more than 210 lunch-box brands and served more than 3.2 million users. ...
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  • Star Festival raised 250 million yen in August 2012 from Globis and Gree Ventures. Different from other catering portal sites like Rakuten Delivery or Gurunavi Delivery, Gochikuru has its own deliver network which allows them to have restaurants or food manufactures without delivery functions as a partner. It seems the differentiation works well.

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