Omani Cloud Kitchen Startup KitchenomiKs Raises $1.7M Seed Round
The funding will be used to grow the team, build more food brands, and fuel its expansion in the GCC.
KitchenomiKs, an Oman-based cloud kitchen operator, has raised $1.7 million in its Seed round from strategic Omani investors.
Founded in March 2022 by Aankush Bhatia, Aju Samuel, and Shrikanth Shenoy, KitchenomiKs is a cloud kitchen company that offers food brands and restaurants the opportunity to scale by providing solutions to help with food preparation, distribution, and expansion of food concepts. It does this by operating from its automated cloud kitchen to create a large network of delivery-focused food brands in Oman.
“One of the most innovative things we have done in Oman is to create homegrown foodpreneurs to launch and scale their brand,” Aankush Bhatia, Chief Executive and Founder of KitchenomiKs, tells StartupScene. “One such success story is the launch of Shades of Yum, which can scale across MENA.”
Through the startup’s long-term partnership with the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, it is able to onboard more than 100 brands, making it the largest cloud kitchen in Oman, according to the startup.
The funding will be used to grow the team, build more food brands, invest in its technology and centralized kitchen, as well as fuel its expansion in the GCC.