food delivery

Uber Technologies announced Tuesday that it will buy the Taiwan unit of Delivery Hero’s Foodpanda for $950 million in cash. The deal is part of Uber Eats’ strategy to expand…

Uber to acquire Foodpanda’s Taiwan unit from Delivery Hero for $950M in cash 

Food is significant to Nigerians, with households spending nearly 60% of their income on it, the highest globally, according to official reports. This strong affinity for food, coupled with the…

Nigeria’s YC-backed Chowdeck hopes to scale food delivery, a notoriously tough market, with $2.5M funding

With the acquisition comes a partnership between Fantuan and Chowbus that will meld each of their strengths with local Asian restaurants.

Fantuan acquires Chowbus’ food delivery business

Last week, pan-African e-commerce platform Jumia said it was discontinuing its food delivery service, Jumia Food. According to the company, its food delivery business didn’t align with the current operational…

Jumia quit food delivery because of deep-pocketed ‘aggressive’ rivals, CEO says

Pan-African e-commerce platform Jumia has disclosed its intention to discontinue its food delivery service, Jumia Food. The company said its food delivery business is not aligned with the current operational…

Jumia discontinues food delivery across seven markets, shifts focus to expanding physical goods business

For those who move abroad from China, one thing they miss dearly is the convenience of food delivery apps. Fantuan, a Vancouver-based company, has been working on replicating the experience…

Vancouver’s Fantuan raises $40M to deliver real Asian food at your doorstep

Shame on the non-tippers. As Americans tip customer service workers less and less, per a Bankrate survey, DoorDash is testing a new feature that aims to convince customers to tip their…

DoorDash tests warning non-tippers that their order could be slow to arrive

Two of the biggest drivers of growth on social and e-commerce platforms have been food and influencers, so it should come as no surprise that startups are now getting in…

Lanch, which creates food delivery brands for influencers, gobbles up $6.9M

You no longer have to fight with loved ones about what to eat for dinner tonight. Uber Eats announced a multi-store ordering feature that enables diners to purchase items from…

Uber Eats now lets you order from two nearby stores at the same time

French grocery delivery startup La Belle Vie is acquiring Frichti, another food delivery service that was placed under court-ordered receivership. TechCrunch can confirm that the court picked La Belle Vie’s…

La Belle Vie acquires Frichti following bankruptcy process

India’s Swiggy said on Thursday that its marquee food delivery business has become profitable, eclipsing its publicly listed rival Zomato on another key metric a day before the firm is…

Swiggy’s food delivery business reaches profitability

Wondering where your Uber Eats order is? Alexa will soon be able to tell you. Amazon today announced a new partnership with Uber that will give Echo device owners the…

Alexa’s new feature lets your Echo speaker announce your Uber Eats order updates

Grubhub is launching a pilot program with Joco, a docked e-bike rental platform based in New York City, to provide at least 500 gig delivery workers with free access to…

Grubhub, Joco team up to give NYC delivery workers access to e-bikes

The competition regulator in Kenya is probing the conduct of online food and grocery delivery platforms to inform its suggestions on regulatory and policy options, to bolster healthy competition and…

Online food delivery platforms in Kenya under probe

Zerocater — incubated at Y Combinator back in 2011 (back in the days when YC had just 45 companies in a cohort) — was growing at a fast clip and gobbling…

Zerocater raises $15M as demand heats up for flexible in-office food services

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Is Instacart a forerunner of bad news?

Instacart’s first major valuation haircut was a sign of bad things to come for other tech companies on the delivery, IPO or valuation fronts. It now seems that we might not have hit rock bottom yet.

12:00 pm PST • December 29, 2022
Is Instacart a forerunner of bad news?

This technology brings removes the need for individual sales, fulfillment and shipping software so perishable food businesses can focus on making better-for-you meals.

Former Snap Kitchen CEO whips up Prado for better access to fresh food

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How ButcherBox bootstrapped to $600M in revenue

Some of the best companies only come about because they found a problem worth solving. For ButcherBox, it was fixing the broken meat industry.

11:00 am PST • November 6, 2022
How ButcherBox bootstrapped to $600M in revenue

French startup Not So Dark has raised an $80 million Series B funding round led by Kharis Capital and Verlinvest, with Convivialité Ventures also participating. The startup has launched digital…

Not So Dark helps restaurants run a second delivery-focused business

This is Misfits Market’s first acquisition and is particularly fitting, given the online grocery environment over the past few years.

Online grocery company Misfits Market to acquire Imperfect Foods

The cost of cybercrime has been growing at an alarming rate of 15% per year, projected to reach $10.5 trillion by 2025. To cope with the challenges that this poses,…

Cymulate snaps up $70M to help cybersecurity teams stress test their networks with attack simulations

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DoorDash hit by data breach linked to Twilio hackers

Food delivery giant DoorDash has confirmed a data breach that exposed customers’ personal information. In a blog post shared with TechCrunch ahead of its publication at market close, DoorDash said malicious hackers stole credentials from employees of a third-party vendor that were then used to gain access to some of DoorDash’s internal tools. DoorDash said…

1:30 pm PDT • August 25, 2022
DoorDash hit by data breach linked to Twilio hackers

Technology advancements in recent years are giving startups a shot at providing grocery stores with e-commerce-like features in a brick-and-mortar setting.

The grocery industry’s shopping list: Inventory management, frictionless checkout, computer vision

African e-commerce giant Jumia reported its second-quarter financial performance today. In the wake of its financial reporting this morning, Jumia’s shares climbed sharply, gaining more than 15% in early trading…

Jumia shares rise as the company’s e-commerce business revs up in Q2

Another European market exit looks to be on the cards for U.K.-based on-demand food delivery startup, Deliveroo, which says it’s consulting on shutting down its service in the Netherlands. The…

Deliveroo eyeing Netherlands exit as losses and challenges grow

A year ago, Club Feast, a subscription-based service aiming to disrupt the food delivery industry, emerged from stealth with $3.5 million in seed funding and the backing of prominent investors,…

Club Feast quietly pivoted to catering and left its consumer customers in a lurch

Food and grocery delivery company DoorDash is raising the bar for orders through its subscription service DashPass. According to an email update, starting August 12, “DashPass subtotal minimums may increase…

DoorDash to hike subtotal minimums for US subscribers

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Butler shows hundreds of employees the door after raising $50M for room service delivery

On May 16, Butler Hospitality, an on-demand platform for room service and amenities, sent an email to vendors that might have been considered reassuring under other circumstances. “We are writing to inform you [that] room service and catering services will continue as is. All collateral is still functional,” the email read. “We appreciate your loyalty…

6:39 am PDT • July 8, 2022
Butler shows hundreds of employees the door after raising $50M for room service delivery

Amazon tried but then ultimately stepped away from building its own cost-intensive Grubhub and DoorDash competitor in the U.S. back in 2019. Now three years on, it’s taking a different…

Amazon takes a Prime step back into restaurant delivery in the US with big Grubhub investment and partnership

Sharebite, a startup that partners with restaurants to deliver food to corporate clients, today announced that it raised $39 million in a Series B round led by Prosus with participation…

Sharebite bags $39M to expand its corporate food ordering program