The news was first reported by SGEntrepreneurs, with the terms of the acquisition undisclosed. Founded almost a decade ago, Room Service Deliveries operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Dealguru, on the other hand, was launched in 2010 by co-founders Patrick Linden and Jan Croeni. They are backed by Rebate Networks.
With the acquisition, Dealivery, the delivery arm of Dealguru, will be merged with Room Service Deliveries, making them the biggest food delivery service in Southeast Asia. On top of that, the partnership is also expected to expand Dealguru’s reach and to speed up delivery times. According to the article on SGEntrepreneurs, Dealivery was offering island-wide delivery in Singapore from 120 establishments. Now customers can choose from over 400 merchants through a co-branded food delivery site.
The acquisition is definitely heating up the food delivery space in Singapore. Recently, Rocket Internet’s FoodPanda has been active in the food delivery space in a couple of Southeast Asia countries, including Singapore. Other than FoodPanda, several other startups also recently launched to help hungry customers get their food faster. There is Tick Tok, a mobile app which helps you keep queue smarter at F&B outlets by giving you real time queue time updates from your favourite restaurants. HungryGoWhere also recently partnered with Reserveit to help customers reserve their seats at their favorite restaurants.
With these startups, you now have several options to get your food right in front of you faster through technology. You can review restaurants through the recently acquired HungryGoWhere or the recently launched Yelp in Singapore. You can then decide to book them through Reserveit or Hastify, or get them delivered to your doorstep through FoodPanda or Dealivery.