Gousto is a famous meal retailer in kits in the country of U.K. and has its headquarters located in the region of Shepherds Bush, London. It was established in the period of 2012 by James Carter and Timo Boldt. It provides the clients with various kit boxes in the area of recipes that has a wide range of fresh ingredients, ready – measured recipes and recipes that are easily followed. It has been voted best recipe kit service by the Independent, the Guardian, the Metro and Time Out London. It got a prestigious award by winning the best retail business of the year in the period of 2015 start-up awards. It also got the award of theAngel –VAC deal of the year in the period of 2015 by the British Business Angels association awards. It also got the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (CEO and founder, Timo Boldt) at the 2014 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and the Ever line Future50 at the 2014 Real Business Awards.
The co- founders of the organization appeared in the period of August 2013 on the television channel of BBC Dragon Den. It also increased the overall fund by $9m in the period of December 2015 by getting fund from MMC Ventures, Angel Co-fund, BGF ventures and Unilever Ventures. It also raised its fund with a further £10m in November 2016.In October 2016, Gousto's co-founder Timo Boldt was awarded IGD's 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year' award.In just only two years, Gousto has went from being an idea to an aspiring strong business with 40+ employees of ten nationalities with an array of investors who range from venture capital funds, private individuals and one of the world’s largest corporations.
Gousto delivers delicious and nutritional meals and ingredients in exact portions including delivery across all of the UK. It helped the various customers to monitor the various recipes and try to deliver the right ingredients for the recipes in the correct order in the doorsteps of the consumers.
The directors of the organization James Carter and Tim Schmidt were both giving most of the time by working very hard and devoting more time for the organization. They had a bulk of amount but had to organize everything in a very short period. They had the idea of developing the ideal store which allows the consumers to buy the right amount of various ingredients for various recipes or dishes. It required a huge amount of money for leasing and finding the right property at that period of time.
But they were not going to try to compete with the online delivery services of the supermarkets; they would deliver customers a box with the precise ingredients for the meals they wanted. Carters and Schmidt had to take leave from their jobs and the official website of the company went live in the summer in the period of February, 2012. They put their life savings into the venture and started out from Schmidt’s living room.It wasn’t long before they moved out – to the relief of the flatmates – into an office space. “We recognised that in order to scale a business online we had to invest in marketing,” says Schmidt.
Gousto received the next round of investment from the angel Co. And it helped in the correct financing of the company. The U.K. business bank Angel Co Fund agreed to invest money by giving more money and the new budget was $250,000. “Getting the Angel CoFund on board was a fantastic thing,” says Schmidt. Carter and Schmidt realised that it was very good to receive adequate funds for the overall growth of the business. They developed the overall quality of the products by the use of the extra funds. They had to make top quality foods and the angel investors gave full support for the development of the various products by using the latest food technology.
For any type of queries related to delivery or tracking, you can contact their customer support department at Gousto customer service phone number or can also email them at Gousto office email address.