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Sessions: Food startup from former Deliveroo MD and Soho House finance chief raises $10m to fuel expansion

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The company was launched in 2020 by Ian Banks and Dan Warne  (Sessions)
The company was launched in 2020 by Ian Banks and Dan Warne (Sessions)

Sessions, a food start-up co-founded by a former managing director of Deliveroo, has raised £7.4 million from big-name investors to fuel expansion.

The brand was launched by Dan Warne and former Soho House finance chief Ian Banks, and is chaired by leisure sector veteran Graham Turner. It provides both venues and digital platforms and “incubates” up-and-coming chefs from the hipster food scene.

Warne says he aims “to be a voice for the independents”. Sessions launched in 2020 and opened its first food hall in Brighton as the pandemic hit.

Brands signed up with the company include Lost Boy’s Chicken and former MasterChef winner Kenny Tutt’s Ox Block.

The company secured the cash from investors in a round led by Guinness Asset Management. Funds will be used to expand and open 500 more kitchens and two more food halls in 2022.

Guinness’ Ashley Abrahams said the fund was drawn by the “hybrid physical and digital model of Sessions”.

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