Luke Mackey is making the transition from founder and chief executive to advisor of Bamboo.

Rescued from uncertainty, food pick-up app Bamboo is preparing the stage for its second act

After fruitless acquisition talks last year and liquidation this year, a group of original investors recently bought out the food ordering start-up. Can the business prosper second time around?

13th Jul, 2020 - 5 min read

Luke Mackey is making the transition from founder and chief executive to advisor. It can be a difficult thing for a founder to give up the reins of the company that they started but for Bamboo, a mobile food ordering app, it is just one of many changes that it has endured.

Launched in 2018 in multiple cities and with €500,000 from private investors, Bamboo lets users order food for collection from cafes and restaurants to avoid queues but earlier this year went into liquidation at the height of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Behind the scenes, much was happening.

Mackey had stepped down as chief executive in January. In late 2019, Bamboo was...

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