Delivery app Jinn secures $200,000 to bring any item “straight to your door”
London tech start-up to use seed funding to expand offering which includes delivery from McDonald’s, Zara, and Starbucks
Jinn has raised $200,000 seed funding from a group of private investors to grow its app service which enables users to order “any item” from any restaurant or shop and have it delivered to their home in under an hour.
The deal involved backing from Doug Scott, founder of discountvouchers.com, Lawrence Marlor, founder of rentalcars.com, and Peter Thornton, founder of VroomVroomVroom.com, amongst others.
Launched in April 2014 after trialling its service in Newcastle, London-based Jinn delivers goods – be it anything from food, clothes to DVDs -from the likes of McDonald’s, Zara, Starbucks, and Harrods, in less than 60 minutes in exchange for a fixed fee and 10% charge.
The app currently operates in the Camden, Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea, Islington, Hackney, and City, boroughs with freelance couriers available from 12pm to 10:30pm.
The funding will go towards expanding its service and could potentially see the app rolled-out in other areas of London given that its website states “don’t worry if your borough is not on the list, we’ll get there!”