Deliveroo launches tech hub

Published: 08 August 2019

Food delivery giant Deliveroo is to create an Edinburgh tech hub with up to 50 new jobs after acquiring Cultivate, a software development firm based in the capital.

The deal will create the Deliveroo’s first UK tech centre outside of its London headquarters and see Cultivate, based at tech incubator CodeBase, transfer its team to the delivery group.

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...

Dan Winn, Vice President of Engineering, Deliveroo


The tech unicorn has unveiled targets to double headcount at the Edinburgh site in the next 12 months, with a long-term goal of creating up to 50 high-skilled jobs over the next three years, more than trebling Cultivate’s current workforce.

The two businesses have established a strong relationship in recent years, with the Scottish tech consultancy helping to build the food delivery group’s payments systems, which handle millions of transactions daily.

Cultivate’s chief commercial officer Andy Robinson, who is to become Deliveroo’s site lead in Edinburgh, said:  “We are excited to continue this work, create highly skilled jobs, and build a centre of tech excellence here in Edinburgh.”

CodeBase chief executive Stephen Coleman said the tech campus is “looking forward to having one of Europe’s top tech companies based here at CodeBase...”

Full story via Edinburgh Evening News


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