Deliveroo, the restaurant delivery platform, is launching in 20 cities in continental Europe in the next six months after entering its first international markets in Dublin, Berlin and Paris, M&C Report has learnt.

The company -  which has rapidly grown around the UK since securing £16.5m via Series B funding, led by Accel Partners in January - already has more than 30 restaurants signed up to the service in Berlin and more than 50 in Paris.

Dan Warne, director of UK operations at Deliveroo, told M&C the platform is looking to go live in another “20 or so international cities” in the next six months and has a dedicated international launch team tasked with getting as many locations live as quickly as possible.

Warne said there is some domestic competition in both Paris and Berlin – with Berlin’s VOLO backed by Rocket Internet so expects a similarly rapid roll-out of the service.

On home soil, Deliveroo’s service has now been launched in Cambridge, Reading, Bristol and Birmingham – which is a hub for the Midlands and will allow the platform to be launched into Nottingham next month and Leicester in June.

The company has grown its reach across London form 15 to 35 areas to cover Zones 1 – 3 and as far as Zone 7 in the south west to cover Richmond, Kingston, Wimbledon and Teddington.

It is growing its network of independent and branded restaurants in each of the cities the service is live in with Prezzo trialling the service and Nando’s offering delivery from 12 of its restaurants.

Warne said: “It’s really important to us to have a good mixture of independents and branded restaurants. For our core market of 25 – 35 year old professionals who are tech savvy and into dining it’s important to have cool independent restaurants. Our sweet spot is American-style burger or ribs restaurants which work really well on the platform. But outside of that core the chains are really important especially regionally in towns that don’t always have a big independent scene.

To improve customer experience the Deliveroo app will be available from late May which will let users track their driver to see precisely where there food is after ordering food from a smart phone or tablet device.

The company was founded by Will Shu in 2013 and initially launched in parts of London before spreading to Manchester and Brighton – which each deliver an average of 100 orders each night.

It plans to be in every major UK conurbation by the end of 2015.

Having raised sufficient finance for this stage of growth Warne said the company is always on its toes for new opportunities and to grow as quickly as possible and may take on more funding to expand faster if necessary.