We don’t often hear of startups raising multiple massive fumding rounds within several months, but that’s exactly what happened today when Chinese online food ordering service Ele.me announced another landmark US$350 million in Series E funding from CITICPE, Tencent, JD, Dianping and Sequoia Capital. It will remain an independent company after this round.

Ele.me (“Are you hungry?” in Chinese) had just raised US$80 million Series D funding from Dianping eight months earlier. In late 2013, it received US$25 million of Series C financing. The previous two multi-million dollar rounds were received from GSR Ventures and Matrix Partners in 2011 and 2013, respectively.

Started in 2009 as a service targeting university students and the low-end catering market, the site is planning to expand into high-tier markets with a special focus on white collar workers. The proceeds will also be used to construct an in-house logistics system.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.