food delivery

Deliverect raises $150M at a $1.4B+ valuation to streamline online and offline food orders

As we have started to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, food delivery has shaped up to continue to be a major business. In England, for example, some 76% of people order at least one ta

Gorillas to acquire Frichti in latest instant grocery consolidation

German startup Gorillas has announced that it plans to acquire Frichti, a French startup that delivers both ready-to-eat meals and groceries. The acquisition hasn’t closed just yet but both companie

Calii bags $22.5M to build Latin America’s grocery shopping future

The mobile grocery app automates the supply chain, enabling customers to choose over 5,000 products delivered via a network of micro-fulfillment centers in less than two hours. 

Instacart doubles down on its ready-made meals offering with new hub and faster delivery

Instacart is introducing a new “Ready Meals” hub to make it easier for users to discover and order ready-made meals from grocery stores on its app. The on-demand grocery delivery platform

HomeValet launches its $499 Smart Box to keep your grocery deliveries cold and packages secure

HomeValet, a D.C. Metro area-based startup that has developed a temperature-controlled smart box for grocery deliveries, is now releasing its smart home product to the public and expanding its partner

Regulating crypto could create American super apps

Regulating crypto could be the key to the emergence of the first American super apps and an opportunity to build a new digital-first financial ecosystem

Why Delivery Hero is acquiring a majority stake in Spanish delivery company Glovo

How should we think about the importance of geographic spread — sprawl? — when it comes to on-demand companies?

How Meituan is redefining food delivery in China with drones

On a congested sidewalk next to a busy mall in Shenzhen, a 20-something woman uses a smartphone app to order a milk tea on Meituan, a major food delivery company. In less than 10 minutes, the pearl-wh

Delivery Hero calls last orders on Foodpanda in Germany, Japan as it tightens focus on Q-commerce and logistics-as-a-service

German on-demand delivery giant Delivery Hero is pulling its food delivery service out of Germany again. At the same time it has announced it will exit the Japanese market, by divesting Foodpanda Japa

TikTok is launching delivery-only restaurants across the US in March

TikTok is preparing to launch a new service that will turn its viral food videos into meals you can actually order and enjoy. The social app is partnering with Virtual Dining Concepts and Grubhub to l

Fraîche grabs new capital to whip up fresh-delivered meals for New York offices

The company includes a smart fridge that is stocked with meals and snacks daily, and a mobile app so that office employees can check out the contents whenever they want.

Voly raises $13M led by Sequoia to deliver instant groceries in Australia

The trend that is instant grocery delivery — online ordering of essentials with your purchases being delivered to you in under an hour — continues to proliferate across multiple markets, a

Anakin’s pricing tool gives e-commerce companies jump on competitors

The company launched its tool in March that help e-commerce stores and brands increase their revenue using pricing, products and trends data from other companies.

Tiggy ready to take on Canadian food delivery incumbents with 15-minute option

Employing a dark store model is “virtually non-existent in Canada,” according to the company.

Flink, the Berlin-based instant grocery startup, is now valued at $2.85B after raising $750M in a round led by DoorDash

Instant grocery delivery continues to be a very frothy market, but today comes news of a major funding round for one player in it that investors believe will still be standing after the hype has died

Europe lays out a plan to flip the odds on gig economy exploitation

EU lawmakers have formally proposed legislation for the gig economy they hope will improve conditions for platform workers across the bloc — including by establishing a framework to tackle the probl

Umamicart bags $6M to deliver traditional Asian ingredients right to your home

Umamicart aims to be a one-stop shop for home cooks, offering staple products and pantry essentials, recipe inspirations and occasion-specific kits.

Berlin’s Yababa snags $15.5M to scale a multicultural grocery delivery biz across Europe

Berlin-based Yababa only started its same-day grocery delivery business this summer, selling products geared toward the tastes of the capital’s sizeable Turkish and Arabic communities shortly af

Flytrex raises $40M to build its drone-based delivery service across suburbs in the US

Flytrex, the Israeli startup working with Walmart, Chili’s, and others in North Carolina in pilots for a drone-based delivery service targeting suburban consumers, has picked up $40 million in f

Are rivals snacking on Instacart’s core grocery delivery market?

Instacart's growth rate is plateauing. What's going on?
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