- Oman-based foodtech KitchenomiKs, has raised $1.8 million in a pre-Series A funding round from Omani and regional investors, bringing the total funding to date to $3.5 million.
- Founded in 2022 by Aankush Bhatia, Aju Samuel, and Shrikanth Shenoy, KitchenomiKs is a cloud kitchen with a portfolio of 12 food brands, helping them scale while eliminating the costs of physical stores.
- The recent funding will drive KitchenomiKs’ regional expansion plans, as it will extend operations to Saudi Arabia in early 2024.
KitchenomiKs, one of Oman's fastest-growing foodtech startups, has raised a total of $3.5 million in Seed and pre-Series A funding to drive its regional expansion plans. Saudi Arabia is the company’s first target market, with plans to go live in early 2024.
The latest $1.8 million Pre-Series A round from prominent Omani and regional investors brings KitchenomiKs’ total funding to date to $3.5 million. This vote of confidence will enable the company to revolutionise the on-demand food ordering and delivery landscape using innovative technologies. Oman's food delivery market has shown growth of 22% annually and is projected to hit $1.8 billion by 2025.
Founded in 2022 by Aankush Bhatia, Aju Samuel, and Shrikanth Shenoy, KitchenomiKs already operates the Sultanate's largest cloud kitchen facility, spanning 3,000 sq metres at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. In a short span of time, the FoodTech company has built a portfolio of 12 diverse food brands that are rated 4* and above on major delivery apps.
“KitchenomiKs has seen exponential growth since its inception in 2022. Our core business model focuses on three aspects: creating our own brands, promoting other known brands, and empowering home-grown brands. We are excited to take this strategy across the borders, starting with the KSA market,” says Aankush Bhatia, founder and CEO of KitchenomiKs.
As a proud Omani FoodTech organisation, KitchenomiKs has partnered with local restaurants and food entrepreneurs to help them scale while eliminating the overhead costs of running physical restaurants. KitchenomiKs recently launched the culinary brand of celebrated Omani Chef and cookbook author Dina Macki. KitchenomiKs has also tied up with renowned international brands to offer customers a wider range of culinary choices.
Leveraging its strong growth and innovative model, KitchenomiKs now aims to partner with and raise capital from institutional investors to fund the deployment of cutting-edge technologies and geographical expansion by enrolling the best culinary and technology talent across the region.