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Ant Farm to merge Meals on Wheels with yet-to-launch Scootsy

Mumbai-based startup incubation platform AntFarm, will be merging Meals on Wheels with its yet-to-be-launched grocery and essential products ordering platform Scootsy, an executive of the company told Techcircle. Note that AntFarm had previously acquired the food delivery service Meals on Wheels for an undisclosed amount in November last year. While the terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, Sandeep Das had taken over as the CEO of the venture and had said AntFarm would focus on building the technology layer, adding more restaurant partnerships and building logistics with a focus on last-mile delivery. AntFarm had then launched a redesigned version the platform, and claimed to deliver food within 60 minutes. Scootsy is going to be an e-commerce store that sells products like groceries, gifts and other essential products, which promises to deliver in 60 minutes or less. According to the company, Meals on Wheels will be merged with the platform in March enabling it to deliver meals as well. Scootsy’s website is currently live, however it is yet to launch as it only displays a ‘coming soon’ banner. Given the merger, its likely Scootsy will launch in Mumbai first. In August last year, AntFarm had raised an undisclosed amount in Series A funding from Bay Capital and Hausela Capital Partners. The company had said then it would use this investment to build new early stage ventures in the fitness, hyperlocal and mobile segments, grow upcoming businesses in the travel segment and strengthen its existing portfolio companies. At the same time,…

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