Hungry Raises Celebrity-Backed Series B

Jay-Z, Kevin Hart and two NFL stars participate in new funding round

Reston – March 13, 2020 – Cooley advised Hungry, an online marketplace that connects independent chefs with the business and events catering market, on its $19.7 million Series B financing round. The Cooley team advising Hungry included Mike Lincoln, Sam Lipson, Justin Rattigan and Eileen Marshall.

“The outpouring of support for Hungry has been nothing short of amazing,” Jeff Grass, CEO of Hungry, said in a statement. “Our core purpose of improving the lives of our chefs, clients and communities has enabled us to uniquely solve many of our clients’ key pain points, such as spending too much time finding meal variety, dealing with unreliable delivery, experiencing low-quality service and staying within budget. We’ve been able to accomplish all of this while transforming chefs’ lives by enabling them to become entrepreneurs, build their own brand and generate far greater income.”

Evolution VC Partners and former Whole Foods co-CEO Walter Robb led the round, which also included participation from comedian Kevin Hart, rapper and business mogul Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, former President Barack Obama aide Reggie Love and Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. 

Hungry provides independent chefs with a platform to cater their cuisines to corporate customers. Rather than ordering from restaurants or traditional caterers, offices can order directly from a vast network of talented independent chefs, each specializing in their own cuisines. Hungry’s network of chefs spans Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Boston, New York, Atlanta and Austin. The company will use the new funding to expand into new markets with an aim to be in 23 US cities by the end of 2021. 

Cooley previously advised Hungry on its $8 million Series A round last year

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Related Contacts
Mike Lincoln Business Department Chair, Reston
Samuel Lipson Associate, Washington, DC
Justin Rattigan Associate, Washington, DC
Eileen Marshall Partner, Washington, DC