food delivery

  • Nokia and Skype strongmen invest in Finnish food delivery app Crunch Network

    Nokia and Skype strongmen invest in Finnish food delivery app

    Even with billion dollar behemoths already in the food delivery market, Helsinki-based food delivery app Wolt has managed to raise $11 million fresh funding from heavyweight Nordic investors including the founder of Skype and the chairman of Nokia as the company announced its Stockholm launch on Friday. “We are now expanding in the Nordics and in the Baltic region. The funds go to… Read More

  • Redesigned DoorDash app helps you choose restaurants based on delivery quality and speed

    Redesigned DoorDash app helps you choose restaurants based on delivery quality and speed

    DoorDash is unveiling new versions of its website and app today, putting each restaurant’s delivery experience front-and-center. That’s happening through a new “Delight” score, which Head of Design Josh Abrams described as an “industry-first” rating — one that doesn’t just reflect the general quality of the meal, or the experience of dining in… Read More

  • Foodpanda acquires Delivery.com’s Hong Kong business

    Foodpanda acquires Delivery.com’s Hong Kong business

    News of yet more movement among on-demand food startups: Rocket Internet-backed Foodpanda announced today that it has acquired Delivery.com’s Hong Kong business and will take over its operations there. Read More

  • SpoonRocket finds a home with Brazil-based iFood

    SpoonRocket finds a home with Brazil-based iFood

    SpoonRocket, the on-demand food delivery startup that shut down yesterday in the U.S., has a buyer. That buyer is Brazil-based iFood, a food delivery platform looking to dominate the on-demand economy in Latin America, as well as other emerging economies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More

  • 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

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