food delivery

Square has acquired a 32-year-old restaurant delivery company

Square has acquired Entrees On-Trays, a 32-year-old restaurant delivery platform. The plan is to expand the footprint of its on-demand food delivery service, Caviar, in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas ar

Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Chang that makes its own food

As food delivery hopefuls like Deliveroo and Amazon get more involved in the making of food themselves, Uber’s food delivery branch Uber Eats has made an acquisition that could see the company a

Robomart is the latest startup to try and unseat the local convenience store

The startup assault on the humble neighborhood store continues to intensify. First came Bodega, the terribly named, and mostly misguidedstartup with its mission to bring the non-perishable necessities

Malaysia’s Dahmakan chows down $2.6M for its end-to-end food delivery service

Dahmakan, a food delivery startup from Malaysia that graduated Y Combinator last year, has raised $2.6 million as it begins to explore the potential to expand its business across Southeast Asia. The s

Uber rival Ola buys Foodpanda India to get into food deliveries

Ola, the Uber rival in India, is entering the food delivery space after it announced a deal to acquire Foodpanda’s India business from its parent company DeliveryHero. The deal will see Ola scoo

Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M

The food-delivery-on-demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that at the end of September announced a Series F of $385 million at a valuation of over $

Groupon adds ad exec Steve Krenzer as new COO, sold assets to Grubhub for $20M

Groupon, the local deals platform, reported Q3 earnings today that provided more details on how it is restructuring its business; and it also took the moment to announce that it has finally appointed

Naspers invests another $775M in food take-out giant Delivery Hero

Naspers, the South African media and internet giant, has upped its stake in Delivery Hero, the Berlin based food-delivery giant that went public earlier this year and has a market cap of $6.8 billion

Ocado launches Alexa app for grocery shopping by voice

Even as Amazon steps up a groceries war in the US following its $13.7BN acquisition of Whole Foods -- cutting prices at the chain this weekend to amp up the pressure on rival Walmart -- other super

Baidu sells food delivery business to its rival

The online food ordering-and-delivery market, once very hot, appears to be cooling down a little in China. Today Baidu, the country’s search giant, announced an exit from the business: Baidu has

Trademarks show Amazon has sights on meal-kits, “single cow burgers” and other fast food options

Amazon has made no secret of its ambitions to expand into more fresh food services, from its own, homegrown efforts like AmazonFresh for groceries (first launched in 2013) and Amazon Restaurants for r

Blue Apron will raise $587M in its IPO, valuing itself close to $3B

Blue Apron, the meal ingredient delivery service that filed to go public earlier this month, has just priced its IPO. The company will price its shares between $15-$17, hoping to raise a maximum of $5

Meal ingredient delivery service Blue Apron is the next big consumer IPO

Amidst an array of enterprise companies that have jumped on the IPO bandwagon following Snap's successful IPO (aside from its more recent whiff of an earnings report), Blue Apron appears to be the nex

The Farmer’s Dog, a customized pet food subscription service, scoops up $8.1 million

The Farmer’s Dog wants to fill the bowls of canines everywhere with fresh food made especially for them. Based in New York City, the startup plans to expand its dog food delivery service after closi

Report: UberRUSH will stop handling restaurant deliveries

Uber plans to close its UberRUSH courier service to restaurant deliveries, according to a report in Quartz. Instead, restaurants will be encouraged to use UberEATS, the company's food delivery service

JoyRun, a food delivery app with a twist, raises $8.5 million

A Santa Clara, Calif. startup called JoyRun has raised about $10 million in Series A and seed funding for its peer-to-peer food and drinks delivery app. It may be hard to believe that VCs are still pu

Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again– the food delivery robots are coming! This time, they’ll be carting piping hot pizzas to Domino’s customers. The tech-loving pizza com

Bullish: The future of food on demand

This week on Bullish, I sat down with DoorDash CEO Tony Xu to talk about the future of on-demand food delivery. In January, DoorDash teamed up with Starship Technologies to test food delivery via robo

NFL’s Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA

Food delivery startups abound in the U.S., but few of them deliver to customers in “second cities” and smaller towns. From early pioneers like Grubhub to newer services like DoorDash, food

Goldbely raises a $10M Series A to ship you food from America’s most popular restaurants

Goldbely, the specialty food delivery service, has closed $10 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Global Founders Capital and Intel Capital (which also led the company’s seed round
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