Gopick, the platform for ordering food and drink in large mass venues, is in talks with investment circles in its mission to digitise this form of consumption.
Gonzalo de Miguel, founder of Gopick along with Miguel San Antonio , states in conversations with Sivarious that “we are already talking to investment funds to really grow these next two years”. The startup founded in 2019 closed a funding round worth €800,000 in the summer of last year, which was backed by private capital from the financial sector, the restaurant industry and the Spanish startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
This second round (the first was in 2020) aims to accelerate its growth, product development and tackle the company’s new projects.
The company expects to have a turnover of 7 to 8 million in 2023.
Investors such as Avalon Wealth Management José Togores (Mahou), Cubia Pertners, Charlie Sainz (Grupo Larrumba), Daniela Goicoechea (Brandcrops), Borja Vázquez and Alfonso Vivancos (Scalpers), Pablo Carro (Playtomic), Daniel Agromayor (Five Guys), Borja Adanero and Kike Corral (ThePowerMBA), Ismael Villalobos (La Casa de las Carcasas) and José Juan Martín (Aelca) took part in the round.
While it is testing the potential interest of investors, the company is preparing its next round. Through the latter, Gopick hopes to gather the necessary ingredients to continue expanding. With a forecast turnover of between 7 and 8 million euros by 2023, “we are going to focus a lot on the sports sector, ski resorts, large university cafeterias, concerts and festivals”. Within the sports segment, they will put their main resources in first and second division LaLiga stadiums (they are already present in three), as well as in ski resorts such as Sierra Nevada.
As a major novelty, it has just launched GopickPay, a solution with which it can command and collect payments to facilitate the restaurateur in street vending and in crowded areas. Its devices are prepared to work offline in areas with poor coverage and large crowds.
This is a further step in their system, which has managed to exponentially improve the user experience, increase turnover for restaurant operators, optimise order management and introduce the widest range of secure electronic payment options in these venues.