Polpa healthy food delivery service: When an engineer launches a startup with a foodie professional

Polpa is a startup named after the Italian word for pulp, as in “tomato pulp“, because its promise is to deliver quality Mediterranean food to your (home or office) door.

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Started in Bangkok, on November 17th, 2014 (yes, precisely), by Julian Timings, an engineer, and Prongfa Uennatornaranggoon, a food and beverage professional, the company’s mission is to deliver good and healthy food, not only to people who want to lose weight but to anyone who wants to eat quality food. Kind of an online restaurant if you wish. As one could expect, Julian takes care of the technical part of the project, which so far has been to develop a nice and easy to use website and mobile app, and Prongfa is in charge of preparing the meals and leading the kitchen’s staff.

When it comes to promoting the company and products, both work together and you can meet them at several food markets in Bangkok or sometimes in shopping centers where they participate in promotional events or monthly operations.

Prices start at 120 baht for a salad, 260 baht for a meal box and 60 baht for a fruit juice. Popla delivers roughly from On Nut to Sathorn for a fee of 50 to 65 baht.

Customers are able to place an order for the next day (before 6pm) or for several days in a row, and to chose the time and location of the delivery.

As of today, Polpa counts around 250 customers, 60% of whom are Thai and 40% foreigners. They deliver 30 meals per day in average. On top of the 2 partners, there is a team of 4 people in the kitchen, and a subcontractor take care of the delivery.

The founders plan is to develop the business and get some traction before looking for investors.

Meet Polpa at the coming Bangkok Entrepreneurs event at the Hilton Sukhumvit hotel, and win 1,500 baht in Polpa store credit or one of the several other prizes up for grabs at our Lucky Draw.

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Berg

Chairman at EntraHouse Holding and community manager at Bangkok Entrepreneurs and Gründerklubben (The Norwegian Entrepreneurs Club), Entrepreneur by heart, Angel Investor Facilitator and TEDx speaker.

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