The Saudi-based Tech startup and fleet management solutions provider Taker has acquired its local counterpart to further enhance its product offering and expand its market.
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Saudi-based Tech startup Taker announces its official acquisition of Brisk Delivery, stating that the company has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taker while preserving its brand. This comes as a step to further improve, expand and strengthen TakerGo; an innovative delivery solution that connects restaurants to leading delivery services providers in KSA. TakerGo enables restaurants of all sizes, with and without delivery fleets to provide and increase the efficiency of their delivery services.
Established in 2019, Brisk Delivery is specialized in logistics software and provides delivery services based on predicting growth rates of many sectors including the F&B industry. Recognizing the value of providing sustainable solutions to empower the digital transformation for restaurants, Taker formalized incorporating Brisk assets and services into TakerGo service. Furthermore, this acquisition comes as result of the rapidly growing demand for TakerGo services, having achieved exceptional results for many restaurants allowing them to increase their delivery volumes and expand into new geographic markets.
The Transport & Logistics (T&L) sector took off in 2021 as recorded in our State of Startup Funding- 2022 Emerging Venture Markets Report, available for download. Observing a 158% YoY increase in VC investment across MENA in 2021, the T&L space is becoming one of the most anticipated sectors coming out from the region. On one hand, it was sizable investments in Egypt-based Halan and Swvl, UAE-based iMile, and Lyve Global, as well as other leading Q-commerce, Freight Management, and Asset-Light Courier solutions across MENA. While digitized freight solutions and asset-light logistics networks raised the lion’s share of investment, T&L Early-Stage rounds ($500K-$3M) backed the emergence of value chain support Tech startups like AI-powered freight management platform Fero, outsourced fleet connector ILLA, and KSA-based LaaS (Lockser-as-a-service) Shuttle.
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Taker is an online ordering management platform pioneering the future of the food and beverage (F&B) industry in KSA. Established in 2019, Taker offers advanced and powerful technology, allowing F&B businesses of any size to have their online website, mobile app, and ordering system and effortlessly manage the entire process in one single place. Moving forward, Taker’s key driver for the acquisition of Brisk was to increase the range of services and features offered by TakerGo in order to improve the service to cater to all restaurant needs. As the two companies share a commitment to their clients and an urgency to deliver value and enable sustainable growth, Taker guarantees better and more advanced services and support to their clients.
TakerGo was launched in 2020 to solve one of the hardest, make-or-break logistical challenges that face restaurants, which is to provide reliable delivery services to customers. TakerGo is empowering restaurants to cope with the rapid changes in the food delivery sector. According to Statista’s online food delivery report, by 2023, the global online food delivery sector is expected to reach USD 154B. On The other hand, the online food ordering rates have increased in KSA to reach SAR 4.5B (USD 1.2B), with an average of 1M meals being delivered on a daily basis.
TakerGo has proven its feasibility in helping restaurants achieve tangible business value by giving them full control over delivery services. Restaurants can choose from several trusted delivery service providers and choose the delivery fees with 0% commissions. They can opt between outsourced, in-house, or hybrid logistics and accept high order volumes at rush hours without worrying about the quality of the food delivery service.
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