- Sector : Future of Commerce Investment Date : March 2021
- CEO : Federico Sargenti C4 Ventures team : Boris
- Location : Milan, Italy Website : www.everli.com
What they do
Everli is a leading European marketplace for grocery shopping. Started in 2014 in Italy, it matches customers with the retailer of their choice and a dedicated shopper who will pick the order in-store and deliver it to them on the same day or, for an added cost, within an hour.
Unlike dark stores, this asset-light model allows Everli not to own inventory of perishable goods and to scale much more rapidly than other companies opting for a dark store model. Through its tech and data excellence, it has also proven invaluable to partnering supermarkets and retailers looking to adapt to consumers’ new shopping behavior and complement their offering with an online solution without the struggles that come with it.
Today, Everli has become the delivery partner of some of Europe’s largest grocery brands, such as Lidl, Kaufland and Carrefour. It offers access to over 300,000 products across the 70 cities in Italy, Poland, and, more recently, Czech Republic and France. 20% of orders are already international.
How we met
Our Operating Partner Yassir Khalid introduced us to Federico and we quickly decided to visit the headquarters in Milan, a city that is close to our hearts not just because of Pascal’s Italian roots but because it is the booming heart of Italian entrepreneurship. We are convinced that the maturity of its tech ecosystem will drive many more successful companies out of the country and hope that this will be only the first of many more investments in Italian scale ups for C4 Ventures!