Chief executive Timo Boldt, 34, founded this meal kit company in 2012 after he found himself short of time to prepare fresh food for himself. Delivering 2m meals to customers each month, it uses machine learning to route boxes in its warehouse and algorithms that forecast demand to keep food wastage to less than 0.5%. It has raised more than £100m to date, including an £18m funding round in January that included health guru Joe Wicks and a further £30m in July led by private equity firm Perwyn. Sales hit £49.3m last year and the company plans to deliver 400m meals to UK homes by 2025.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank45
CompanyGousto
ActivityMeal kit delivery services
LocationWest London
Average 3 year sales growth87.68%
Latest sales £000s*49,284
Staff371
Founded2012
Websitewww.gousto.co.uk

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