food delivery

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?

Jumia posts revenue and order gains, but compounding losses drag its stock lower

Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia released its third-quarter financial performance today, detailing a mix of expected and surprising results. When TechCrunch discussed the company’s Q2 2020 finan

DoorDash to acquire food delivery company Wolt

Wolt represents DoorDash’s sixth acquisition and its second in 2021.

MilkRun lands new capital to deliver farm-fresh groceries

The company offers a recurring subscription, and 50% of every dollar spent goes back to farmers.

As companies search for hourly workers, Fountain brings in $85M to assist them

Fountain’s technology whittles down the median days to hire to 8.70 from the industry average of 36 days.

Greece’s Pop Market, another dark store grocery delivery startup, gets $3.5M

Make way for yet another “quick-commerce” player in Europe’s heavily heating on-demand grocery space: Pop Market is a Greek startup which launched last week in Athens — taking

a16z, Base Partners cook up $15M in funding for Colombia cloud kitchen concept Foodology

Foodology collects data on user preferences and cross-references that with nearby food options in a geographical area to manage the end-to-end creation of original dishes with delivery.

Former head of Facebook app Fidji Simo defends company following whistleblower testimony

The former head of the Facebook app, who reported directly to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Fidji Simo, defended the social network at the start of an interview at the WSJ Tech Live event this afternoon. The e

Locale puts $2M to work helping people discover local cuisine

Locale bundles orders together and operates on a weekly model, so all of the bakeries and restaurants have one big order rather than a bunch of separate orders that eat up time and labor.

Eden Life raises $1.4M seed to provide home services to busy Africans

Living in Lagos, the commercial city of Nigeria, is not for the faint of heart. The city, occupied by around 14 million people, is the largest in sub-Saharan Africa.  And due to traffic congestion an

London’s Jiffy scoops $28M for speedy grocery delivery

Well that was fast. London grocery delivery upstart, Jiffy — which was only founded in April this year — has nabbed $28 million in Series A funding around half a year after initial £2.6 m
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