Grocery shopping delivered to your door within 15 minutes? It is possible, the company Jokr, which will appear on the Polish market with a mobile application that allows you to order goods online. The flagship sign of the company is to deliver products within a quarter of an hour.
The new online grocery shopping platform enters the Polish market. Customers are expected to receive their orders within 15 minutes . The Jokr Global Mobile App expands operations to specific cities in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Warsaw was included in the group of selected towns.
The Polish team is recruiting for the Warsaw branch. He is looking for, among others general manager. – In the coming months, we want to hire another dozen people – together with whom we will change the rules of the game in the field of instant online deliveries in Poland – says Piotr Lagowski, co-founder of Jokr.
A feature of the Jokr solution – based on data and technology analysis – is the ability to adjust the offer of individual local warehouses, the so-called “Darkstores”, to the needs of a specific local community. The platform analyzes purchase data on an ongoing basis, thanks to which the product offer becomes more and more tailored to the needs of consumers living in a given area.
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Currently, the Jokr platform operates in Mexico City (Mexico), Lima (Peru) and São Paolo (Brazil). The company plans to implement a mobile application for fast online grocery shopping also in New York (USA), Bogota (Colombia) and Warsaw.
– It is rather an exceptional situation. Usually, the Polish market is important to global players, but not a priority, which means that after success in other countries, Poland enters the game with a delay of several years. This time a startup is being created, supported by the largest global VC funds, and Poland is on the front line.
Jokr wants to bet on local sellers and enable small, neighborly companies to increase their range without the need to build a complicated logistics infrastructure or supply network.
Jokr was founded by Ralf Wenzl, a former board member of SoftBank and Delivery Hero and founder of Foodpanda , supported by an experienced management team.
Among the co-founders of the platform is Piotr Lagowski , who is responsible for the company’s development in Central Europe and Africa. Previously, he built and developed companies such as Foodpanda (Delivery Hero), Quandoo and WeWork.
Among the funds that supported Jokr is HV Capital, which has already invested in around 200 companies, including Zalando, Delivery Hero, Westwing and Flixbus. Another one is Tiger Global, which has supported hundreds of companies in over 30 countries – incl. in Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, Stripe, or the Polish Pracuj.pl. The investors also include the South-American branch of Softbank, i.e. the largest VC fund in the world, whose portfolio includes, among others Alibaba, Uber, TikTok, Nvidia or Tier Mobility. The Polish fund VC Market One Capital (MOC) has also joined the group of investors supporting the project.