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Cloud kitchen startup CloudEats raises more capital to ramp up Southeast Asian expansion 


A cloud kitchen — also known as a ghost kitchen or a shared kitchen — offers restaurant owners and food entrepreneurs a commercial kitchen space at a reduced cost for food delivery and takeout. This trend has been circling around the restaurant industry. More food entrepreneurs are turning to cloud kitchens to reduce their operation costs and capture the explosive growth of food delivery. 
A Manila-headquartered startup called CloudEats, which operates cloud kitchens across the Philippines and Vietnam, just raised a $7 million Series A extension led by Nordstar to accelerate the digitization of food service in Southeast Asia. 
On the back of its successful launch in Vietnam earlier this year, the startup plans to penetrate farther into Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in 2023, co-founder and CEO Kimberly Yao said in an interview. 
“The massive growth of our Vietnam b …

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