food delivery

  • SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse

    SpoonRocket shuts down amongst on-demand apocalypse

    SpoonRocket informed its investors it’s shutting down its on-demand pre-made meal delivery service after failing to raise the necessary capital to continue operations. [Update: Co-founder Steven Hsiao confirmed SpoonRocket’s shut down. The company published a goodbye blog post saying it will transition customers to competitor Sprig, which is offering SpoonRocket users a… Read More

  • UberEATS’ standalone food delivery app launches in its first U.S. cities

    UberEATS’ standalone food delivery app launches in its first U.S. cities

    UberEATS, the newer, standalone app for Uber’s restaurant food-delivery business, is today launching in its first U.S. markets: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The U.S. expansion was announced earlier this year when the app made its initial debut in Toronto. Uber says many more markets are planned to go live on the new app in the near future, too… Read More

  • Delivery Hero to exit China amid huge competition; 400 jobs affected

    Delivery Hero to exit China amid huge competition; 400 jobs affected

    Berlin-based Delivery Hero has built up a large network of online food ordering and delivery operations globally that was valued at over $3 billion as of its last fundraise, but it has now decided to call it quits in one of the biggest markets in the world. TechCrunch has learned, and now confirmed, that Delivery Hero is getting out of China after facing aggressive competition from… Read More

  • Delivery Costs Are Devouring Food Startups Crunch Network

    Delivery Costs Are Devouring Food Startups

    Food tech is big these days — Grubhub, Blue Apron, Instacart — but pretty web design and polished communication strategies aren’t enough to build a sustainable food business. No company will provide attractive gross margins without creating and executing a sustainable new paradigm for food delivery. It comes down to perishability: Fresh food breaks tried and true delivery… Read More

  • Health-Centric Food Delivery Service Power Supply Raises $5M Seed Round

    Health-Centric Food Delivery Service Power Supply Raises $5M Seed Round

    Power Supply, one of the growing number of food delivery services, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by Upfront Ventures. Other investors include Hanson Li (Saison, Locol), former Blackboard CEO Michael Chasen, health expert Mark Sisson, former Fresh Direct CMO Drew Koven, Alan Bankier and The Motley Fool. Read More

  • More Money For India’s On-Demand Economy: Swiggy Raises $35M For Food Delivery

    More Money For India’s On-Demand Economy: Swiggy Raises $35M For Food Delivery

    India has a big appetite for on-demand startups at the moment, and today one of the hopefuls in the food category has raised some money to supersize its business. Swiggy, a restaurant delivery startup that claims to be the largest in India after passing Rocket Internet-backed Foodpanda last month, has raised $35 million in a Series C round. The funding, which brings the total raised up to… Read More

  • Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO

    Food Delivery Startup Good Eggs Has A New CEO

    Good Eggs, an online service that allows you to order food from local farms, has brought on a new CEO — Bentley Hall, who previously held senior roles at Plum Organics, Clif Bar and Johnson & Johnson. The company’s existing CEO Rob Spiro (pictured above with Hall) will become chairman. He said he’ll remain “very active” in the company, and suggested… Read More

  • Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery Now Delivers Ingredients And Recipes To Take On Blue Apron

    Munchery, the on-demand food startup that delivers pre-made meals, has expanded its offering to include ingredients and recipes for cooking your own meal. The “ready-to-cook” meals, which are designed to serve two people, don’t require a subscription, unlike multibillion-dollar startup Blue Apron, and take just 15 minutes to cook. Blue Apron, on the other hand, says its… Read More

  • Amazon Launches A Food Delivery Service Via Prime Now, Starting In Seattle

    Amazon Launches A Food Delivery Service Via Prime Now, Starting In Seattle

    Amazon announced this morning that it’s making restaurant delivery an option via its one-hour delivery app Prime Now. The news confirms earlier reports which indicated Amazon was staffing up a new restaurants division to compete with services like GrubHub with hires in both Seattle and New York. However, the new food delivery service is initially debuting in select Seattle ZIP codes… Read More

  • Tapingo Launches A Student-Run Delivery Service, Plus Other New Ordering Options

    Tapingo Launches A Student-Run Delivery Service, Plus Other New Ordering Options

    As students return to college campuses this week, Tapingo is introducing three new features available at all 125 schools where the mobile ordering service is currently in use. With an average campus coffee shop processing 300-500 Tapingo orders a day, and a busy venue recieving over 800 orders, the platform has grown to the point where it is a household name on some college… Read More

  • Groupon Launches Its Own Food Delivery Business, Groupon To Go

    Groupon Launches Its Own Food Delivery Business, Groupon To Go

    Following its acquisition of food delivery service OrderUp earlier this month, Groupon is today announcing its own nationwide delivery and takeout service, Groupon To Go. The program is initially available in Chicago, where it has been in pilot testing with 500 restaurants since March, but the company says it will expand to other metro regions throughout the year, including Boston and Austin… Read More

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