on-demand delivery

BloomThat pauses on-demand flower services

Following an acquisition by FTD Companies earlier this year for a reportedly small amount of cash, on-demand flower service BloomThat is pausing its services as it works “to figure out how to be

Rappi raises $200M as Latin American tech investment reaches new highs

Rappi, the Colombian on-demand delivery startup, has brought in a new round of funding at a valuation north of $1 billion, as first reported by Axios and confirmed to TechCrunch by a source close to

Target is buying Alabama-based, same-day delivery service Shipt for $550 million

Target, America's other favorite old-line retailer (the one that's not Walmart), is buying delivery startup Shipt in a $550 million all-cash transaction. The deal is another example of how every store

Shujaa Delivery aims to compete with Aramax, DHL and others

On-demand delivery is a coveted service in traffic-congested Nairobi. Enter Shujaa Delivery, a Nairobi-based door-to-door delivery and courier service for businesses that uses motorcycles instead o

Postmates launches in first international city

On-demand platform Postmates is launching in Mexico City today, its first international market, with more than 1,000 merchant partners and couriers on board. That means people who live in areas like P

Baidu sells food delivery business to its rival Ele.me

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

CommonSense Robotics raises $6M seed round to make on-demand logistics affordable for all retailers

As e-commerce giants like Amazon continue expanding their on-demand offerings, retailers are struggling to keep up. CommonSense Robotics wants to make near-instantaneous deliveries accessible to small

On-demand alcohol-delivery startup Saucey raises $5.4 million more

Saucey, an L.A.-based alcohol-delivery company, has raised $5.4 million in Series A funding led by Bullpen Capital, with participation from earlier and new investors, including Blumberg Capital, Struc

Quiqup, a London-based on-demand delivery startup, raises £20M Series B

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.quiqup.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Quiqup</a>, a London-based delivery startup that operates a "shop on your behalf" app similar to Jinn in Europe or Postmates

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

On-demand delivery fulfillment startup Darkstore raises $1.4 million seed round

Darkstore, the startup that enables brands to offer same-day delivery, recently closed a $1.4 million seed round from PivotNorth — the same firm that led the seed round for same-day delivery dar

Deliveroo drivers hold protest in London over possible changes to the way they are paid

Just days after <a target="_blank" href="http://deliveroo.com/">Deliveroo</a>, a popular on-demand restaurant food delivery startup in Europe, <a target="_blank" href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2016

Movile’s Latin American delivery business, Rappido, is now picking up in Mexico

Brazil's biggest app developer, Movile, is taking its on-demand delivery service into the Mexican market through a joint venture with Grupo ampm. The deal will cement Rappido's position as the largest

The new age of alcohol

Never before has Europe seen an app dedicated to the late-night delivery of alcoholic beverages until the launch of Bevy, one of London’s emerging tech startups. With operations running until 5 a.m.

WunWun founder Lee Hnetinka launches Darkstore, an on-demand delivery fulfillment platform

Last May, Lee Hnetinka shut down his on-demand delivery service WunWun, which was a direct a competitor to Postmates, and then sold the company’s assets to Alfred, a TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

Foursquare Expands On-Demand Food And Alcohol Delivery Options

Foursquare just announced a partnership with Delivery.com to enable Foursquare users to order food, alcohol and groceries for delivery right from the Foursquare app. The integration is made possible

Onfleet Has Powered Over 1 Million On-Demand Deliveries

Onfleet, the company that provides infrastructure for on-demand delivery, recently powered its one millionth delivery. More than half of those deliveries occurred within the last four months, Onfleet

DoorDash Partners With b8ta For On-Demand Tech Gadget Delivery

DoorDash, known for its on-demand food delivery service, has partnered with newly-launched retail store b8ta. b8ta, founded by four former Nest alums, opened earlier this month in Palo Alto to sell

7 On-Demand Delivery Startups In London

We count 7 on-demand delivery startups currently battling it out in London (although there are doubtless more) as entrepreneurs and VCs make big bets on smartphone-driven convenience and the promise

Spain’s Glovo, Another On-Demand Local Delivery Startup, Picks Up €2M Funding

There's little doubt in my mind (and industry experts and VCs I talk to) that the local on-demand delivery space will soon get messy given the number of startups entering the space and the amount of v
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