Webvan

  • Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion

    Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion

    Grocery delivery startup Instacart recently closed a $400 million Series D round of funding at a valuation of $3.4 billion. Now, the company is putting that capital to work by accelerating its expansion across the U.S., and offering free Instacart Express memberships to entice new users wherever it goes. Read More

  • Where Webvan Failed And How Home Delivery 2.0 Could Succeed Crunch Network

    Where Webvan Failed And How Home Delivery 2.0 Could Succeed

    Webvan is well-known as the poster child of the dot-com “excess” bubble that led to the tech market crash in 2000. Business schools study Webvan’s overly ambitious rush to the biggest IPO to date in Silicon Valley, as a prime example of what to avoid doing while scaling. Are those mistakes being repeated a dozen years later in the slew of activity — even… Read More