Tech Pitch: City Pantry
The tech start-up "making lunches better" for the likes of Google and Spotify, get familiar with City Pantry...
Company name: City Pantry
Founders: Stuart Sunderland (31)
Based in: London
Very simply, what does your tech start-up do?
City Pantry is a business to business catering platform that connects corporates with some of London’s best chefs, cooks, restaurants, street vendors and pop-ups to cater for lunches, meetings and events.
Tell us why there's a need– what do you disrupt?
Food is one of life's greatest pleasures and yet in the workplace it is often turned into a bore, either through a lack of imagination or fear of experimentation. We have made it a mission to change this and spend lots of time hunting down exciting food vendors – mainly small young businesses that do truly amazing things with food. Once we find them, we work together to help people at corporate events eat better.
Are you funded?
Soon to be, we’re currently closing a seed round of £250,000.
What were you doing before starting?
Like most economics graduates I was initially lured into finance and spent five years as a foreign exchange options broker at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York and then Singapore. Though a great experience it was ultimately unfulfilling and I packed it in to create my own adventure mid 2012. Since making the leap I’ve managed a part renovation of a 14th century Scottish estate and a year later launched City Pantry.
What's the best thing about where you're based?
London is where all our customers are based!