Deliveroo to form Edinburgh tech hub in wake of Cultivate acquisition

Deliveroo to form Edinburgh tech hub in wake of Cultivate acquisition

Food delivery business Deliveroo is to expand its operations by way of a new tech hub in Edinburgh following its acquisition of software specialists Cultivate.

An ongoing recruitment drive will see Deliveroo aim to fill 50 highly-skilled posts for engineers, product managers and user researchers over the next three years, trebling its existing workforce.

The northern outpost will work alongside Deliveroo’s existing London HQ to improve the payments experience for riders and restaurants, facilitate improved communication of data and offer additional financial support and services to its members.

Dan Winn, Deliveroo VP of engineering, commented: “As a British company, Deliveroo is proud to be investing in Edinburgh and creating more high skilled jobs in the UK. Edinburgh is one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech hubs, with access to an excellent talent pool of highly skilled people and university graduates. Deliveroo is committed to offering riders flexible, well-paid work and helping restaurants to grow their businesses. Building on Cultivate’s expertise, we are excited to create new products and services that will help us achieve this.”

Separately, Deliveroo is to be the main sponsor of the Turing Fest technology gathering at the EICC next month.

In May Deliveroo made its mark on Liverpool with a 'great wall of Chinese'.

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