Evan Graj, founder of Dine In, the London-based restaurant delivery startup, has been appointed as General Manager of UberEATs Singapore to take on its rivals in the nation. The most notable thing is that Evan has competed with Deliveroo in London with Dine In, and now he’ll be seen competing, the food delivery startup in Singapore.
Simon Rossi, GM for UberEATs APACx (Asia Pacific excluding India & China), commented (via Tech Crunch):
We’re incredibly excited about the potential we see in the industry and the tremendous demand we’re already experiencing in the region. The appointment of Evan Graj to the position of GM of UberEATs Singapore on July 21, is a great example of the talent coming onboard to lead this new business and our commitment to investing in a technology-enabled food industry of the future.
Founded in 2011, Dine In entered liquidation last year. The reason for the same is reportedly reluctance of VCs in U.K. to invest due to dominance of two or three largest funds in the European region. Now that Evan has Uber’s resources, he seems ready to go against the likes of UberEATs.
Launched in May this year, UberEATs chose Singapore as its first Asian market to launch the service. It promises fast delivery of the food within 35 minutes, by connecting trilogy of people, driver and restaurants delivery system. Before Singapore, the service debuted in Toronto (at the beginning of this year) and then expanded to US four major cities (in March).
Uber has been expanding all over world and it completed 2 billion rides this week just six months after it reached a one billion milestone. Recently, speculations of Uber inking a deal with its rival in Chinese market Didi Chuxing surfaced. Yesterday, however the Chinese transportation behemoth denied the news of tying up with Uber.