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cookpad.com

Investments

7

Portfolio Exits

6

Partners & Customers

1

About Cookpad

Cookpad (TYO: 2193) operates as an online food technology platform. It offers a technological platform for sharing recipes and cooking inspirations. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Kanagawa, Japan.

Headquarters Location

WeWork Ocean Gate Minatomirai 3-7-1 Yokohama-shi Nishi Ward Minatomirai

Kanagawa, 150-6012,

Japan

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Latest Cookpad News

BYJU’S Top Exec Cherian Thomas Quits, Joins Impending Inc As CEO

Aug 21, 2023

As the CEO of Impending, Thomas will focus on building and scaling the product portfolio while strengthening and growing the company’s global talent pool Thomas played an integral part in setting up the US operations at BYJU’S and was also the CEO of Osmo after its acquisition by BYJU’S, Impending said Earlier, Thomas cofounded and sold VC-backed startup, Cucumbertown, to Japanese conglomerate Cookpad in 2016 In another high-level exit from beleaguered edtech giant BYJU’S, its SVP for international business, Cherian Thomas, has left the company. Thomas has joined Impending Inc as its chief executive officer(CEO), the company said in a statement. As the CEO of Impending, Thomas will focus on building and scaling the product portfolio while strengthening and growing the company’s global talent pool. The statement said that Thomas played an integral part in setting up the US operations at BYJU’S. Later, he also became the CEO of Osmo, which was acquired by BYJU’S for $120 Mn . Prior to this, he cofounded and sold a VC-backed startup, Cucumbertown, to Japanese conglomerate Cookpad in 2016. He was also one of the earliest employees at gaming major Zynga. (This is a developing story)

Cookpad Investments

7 Investments

Cookpad has made 7 investments. Their latest investment was in Omie & Cie as part of their Series A on February 09, 2023.

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Cookpad Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/9/2023

Series A

Omie & Cie

$16.13M

Yes

2

4/2/2018

Corporate Minority

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10

2/5/2016

Seed

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10

10/24/2014

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

9/25/2014

Series A

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$99M

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Date

2/9/2023

4/2/2018

2/5/2016

10/24/2014

9/25/2014

Round

Series A

Corporate Minority

Seed

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Omie & Cie

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$16.13M

$99M

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New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

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2

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10

Cookpad Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Cookpad has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was WILLFU on May 10, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

5/10/2021

Acquired

$99M

2

11/13/2018

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10

12/19/2017

Acquired - II

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10

12/1/2016

Management Buyout

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$99M

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10

9/9/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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Date

5/10/2021

11/13/2018

12/19/2017

12/1/2016

9/9/2016

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired - II

Management Buyout

Acquired

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Sources

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Cookpad Acquisitions

7 Acquisitions

Cookpad acquired 7 companies. Their latest acquisition was Cucumbertown on June 15, 2015.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

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Total Funding

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Sources

6/15/2015

Seed / Angel

$99M

$0.3M

Acquired

1

6/1/2015

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10

10/30/2014

Other Venture Capital

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$99M

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10

4/22/2014

Other

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10

12/20/2013

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Date

6/15/2015

6/1/2015

10/30/2014

4/22/2014

12/20/2013

Investment Stage

Seed / Angel

Other Venture Capital

Other

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Total Funding

$0.3M

$99M

Note

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Cookpad Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Cookpad has 1 strategic partners and customers. Cookpad recently partnered with Yahoo! on June 6, 2012.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/8/2012

Partner

United States

Asiajin » Yahoo Japan Teams Up With Recipe Portal Cookpad

Yahoo , the country 's biggest website with 1.6 billion page views per day , will enter a partnership with Cookpad , a popular recipe site , according to a report by business daily The Nikkei .

1

Date

6/8/2012

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

News Snippet

Asiajin » Yahoo Japan Teams Up With Recipe Portal Cookpad

Yahoo , the country 's biggest website with 1.6 billion page views per day , will enter a partnership with Cookpad , a popular recipe site , according to a report by business daily The Nikkei .

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SpoonJoy

SpoonJoy offers freshly cut fruits, sprouts, a combination of both, lunch, snacks on a weekly subscription basis for users. This takes out the hassle of figuring out where to get the next meal from on a daily basis and also placing repetitive orders every day. Spoonjoy delivers food to either office spaces or homes between 10am to 6pm in slots, depending on the users' convenience.

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