Deliveroo has confirmed that Amazon has invested in the business, as part of a new £450m fundraise.

Amazon is leading the $575m Series G preferred shared funding round, alongside existing investors T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Management and Research Company, and Greenoaks.

It takes the total Deliveroo has raised to date to $1.53bn (£1.2bn).

Deliveroo said it would use the money to expand its delivery reach and invest in personalisation. It also said it would it would focus on new innovations in the food sector, such as its Editions programme, as well as “new formats that will help restaurants expand to new areas at a lower cost and lower risk”.

Will Shu, founder and chief executive of Deliveroo, said: “This new investment will help Deliveroo to grow and to offer customers even more choice, tailored to their personal tastes, offer restaurants greater opportunities to grow and expand their businesses, and to create more flexible, well-paid work for riders.

“Amazon has been an inspiration to me personally and to the company, and we look forward to working with such a customer-obsessed organisation.

“This is great news for the tech and restaurant sectors, and it will help to create jobs in all of the countries in which we operate.”

Doug Gurr, Amazon UK Country manager, said: “We’re impressed with Deliveroo’s approach, and their dedication to providing customers with an ever increasing selection of great restaurants along with convenient delivery options.

“Will and his team have built an innovative technology and service, and we’re excited to see what they do next.”