Press Release

Hungry Gets Series A Backing from Jay-Z + Usher

April 16, 2019

Reston – April 16, 2019 – Cooley advised Hungry, an online marketplace that connects independent chefs with the business and events catering market, on its $8 million Series A financing. The team advising Hungry included Mike Lincoln, Paula Fleckenstein and Sam Lipson.

Sands Capital Ventures and Motley Fool Ventures co-led the round, which also included participation from rapper and business mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter’s Marcy Venture Partners, Grammy Award-winning singer Usher, former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb and Crafted Hospitality owner and head judge/executive producer of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” Tom Colicchio.

“Hungry’s core purpose is to make the lives of everyone we touch better,” Jeff Grass, Hungry’s CEO, said in statement. “Through our proprietary platform we have created a new and better career path for chefs while providing higher quality and more delicious food for employees and removing the hassle and frustration of ordering office catering for companies.”

Hungry will use the funding to continue investing in its digital marketplace and logistics platform and to accelerate growth in new markets across the US. The company currently operates in Washington, DC, and Philadelphia.

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