Egyptian startup The Food Lab, a cloud kitchen platform that provides services like procurement, cooking, delivery, data-led insights and recommendations, and marketing for restaurant owners, has raised a US$4.5 million pre-seed funding round to help it expand across Egypt and into new markets.

Launched in 2020 by Kareem El Daly, Ahmed Osman and Wesam Masoud, The Food Lab has developed a technology platform that provides end-to-end services for restaurateurs.