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Watch Out for Hidden 'Service Fees' on Your Seamless Order

Next time you place an order on Seamless with “free” delivery, you might want to take a closer look at the fine print.Read more...
Tags: Food Delivery, Lifehacks, Delivery, Seamless


50% OFF Chicken Meals with GrabFood Weekend BOKBOKBOKBuster

Weekends are for Netflix and relaxation, and what’s better than that with a meal-snack that’s good for the belly to pair with the movies that’s good for the soul? For that, GrabFood has you covered with the Weekend BOKBOKBOKBuster, read on! GrabFood with BOKBOK Discount Code Now what is this Weekend BOKBOKBOKBuster Deal? Well, apply BOKBOK Promo Code during weekends (yes, that’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) on orders over RM 25from restaurants under the chicken category and you’ll get 50% OFF....
Tags: Travel, Netflix, Wingstop, Food Delivery, Lfc, Others, Lunch Money, GrabFood, Texas Chicken, Bokbok, GrabFood So, Lim Fried Chicken Or, Lim Fried Chicken


ShopBack, a cashback startup in Asia Pacific, raises $45M from Rakuten and others

ShopBack, a Singapore-based startup that offers cashback and consumer rewards in Asia Pacific, has closed a $45 million round led by new investors Rakuten Capital and EV Growth. Founded in 2014, the startup had been relatively under-the-radar until late 2017 when it announced a $25 million investment that funded expansion into Australia among other things. Now, it is doubling down with this deal which sees participation from another new backer, EDBI, the corporate investment arm of Singapore’...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Ecommerce, Asia, Business, Indonesia, Australia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, Economy, Taiwan, Companies


GrubMarket raises $25M more for its farm-to-table food delivery service

Farmers markets have become a staple presence in many US cities, where there is a steady supply of smaller, often organic farmers and other food producers wanting a more direct channel to sell their goods, and a steady demand from foody types who like having the option of bypassing bigger grocery stores to amble around a group of stalls with a wider choice of items to cook and eat. Now, one of the startups that has turned that model into a profitable on-demand delivery business has raised some f...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Asia, Japan, New York, California, Funding, Digital, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Organic, Mit, New Jersey, San Diego


China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry

Fast, affordable food delivery service has been life-changing for many working Chinese, but some still prefer to whip up their own meals. These people may not have the time to pick up fresh ingredients from brick-and-mortar stores, so China’s startups and large companies are trying to make home-cooked meals more effortless for busy workers by sending vegetables and meats to apartment doors. The fresh grocery sector in China recorded 4.93 trillion yuan ($730 billion) in total sales last year, gro...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Startups, Transportation, Asia, Hong Kong, China, E-commerce, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, JD.com, Tencent, Online Retail, Food Delivery, Alibaba Group


Ride-hailing, bike and scooter companies probably raised less money than you thought

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor To get big faster, younger unicorns start buying startups sooner Small VC funds continue to raise, despite pressure from above After years of fierce competition as private companies, Uber and Lyft are going public on U.S. markets. Scooter service providers, the transportation trend du jour, raised ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Column, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Commuting, Food Delivery, Carsharing, Ridesharing, Jason Rowley, Grab, Go-jek


Lyft Raises $2.2B in IPO, Pegging Valuation at Over $24B

Investors eager to bet on the mobility industry’s future handed ride-hailing company Lyft $2.2 billion in new capital Thursday as the company completed an IPO that set its market capitalization at $24.3 billion, The New York Times reported.Lyft sold 30.8 million shares at $72 apiece, according to Renaissance Capital—the top of a new range that Lyft originally set at $62 to $68. The company was valued at $15.1 billion at the time of its last fundraising in mid-2018.Lyft’s pricey showing rivals A...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Marketplace, Pinterest, Entertainment, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tech


Alibaba, Tencent and other major names form $1.45B ride-hailing venture

For the last two years, Didi has been the dominant car-hailing force in China and its success has spawned a handful of competitors initiated by both internet firms and old-school carmakers. Just last week, another notable challenger has stepped up. T3, which is short for “top 3”, officially launched after a dozen entities, including three major automakers, agreed to lay out a total of 9.76 billion yuan ($1.45 billion) for the joint venture following an initial agreement in July, according to an ...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, China, Funding, Tech, Renewable Energy, Beijing, Alibaba, Tencent, Food Delivery, Alibaba Group, Ant Financial, Carsharing, Suning, Meituan, Nanjing


Postmates now offers a way to get free delivery on meal orders

Postmates is offering customers the chance to order meals with free delivery. But you'll have to be cool with the idea of waiting a little longer, as the delivery driver will be carrying other meals for different customers. The post Postmates now offers a way to get free delivery on meal orders appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Trends, Food Delivery, Smart Home, Postmates, Meal Delivery


Grab launches SME loans and micro-insurance in Southeast Asia

In its latest move beyond ride-hailing, Southeast Asia’s Grab has started to offer financing to SMEs and micro-insurance to its drivers. The launch comes just weeks after Grab raised $1.5 billion from the Vision Fund as part of a larger $5 billion Series H funding round that’ll be used to battle rival Go-Jek, which is vying with Grab to become the top on-demand app for Southeast Asia’s 600 million-plus consumers. Grab acquired Uber’s Southeast Asia business in 2018 and it has spent the past yea...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Finance, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Transport, Commuting, Food Delivery, Financial Services, Carsharing, TechCrunch, Hooq, Lai


The best food delivery apps of 2019

Not everyone wants to venture outside their door for food. With the right app, you can get your meal delivered to your door. We've rounded up the best food delivery apps that will bring dinner to your door. The post The best food delivery apps of 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Food Delivery, Smart Home, Yelp


Meituan confirms Mobike’s retreat from most overseas markets

TechCrunch reported last Friday that Mobike has scrapped operations across the Asia Pacific region as a key step towards a long-term plan to scale back its international business. On Monday, its parent company Meituan confirmed that the pioneer in China’s bike rental sector will shut down most of its foreign markets. “Mobike international business is undergoing restructuring, which will result in the closure of most international markets,” Meituan’s chief financial executive Chen Shaohu told ana...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Asia, China, Tech, Bikes, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Food Delivery, Latin America, Financial Times, Meituan, Meituan-dianping, APAC, The Financial Times, Mobike


India’s Swiggy goes beyond food to offer product delivery from local stores

Swiggy, the Indian food delivery service, has made its much anticipated moved into general deliveries today after it announced its new ‘stores’ product. The move has been speculated since as early as 2017, but recent developments have taken the company closer towards the expansion. Last September, Swiggy picked up delivery service SuprDaily in an acquisition while the company went on to raise a $1 billion funding round in December. That round was led by Naspers, it put Swiggy’s valuation to $...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Tech, Companies, Tencent, Retail, Bank, Food And Drink, Stores, Websites, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, Zomato


Blue Apron hopes lower cost meal kits, now on Jet in NYC, will help save its business

Blue Apron is introducing a lower-cost version of its meal kits, initially only for Jet.com shoppers in the greater New York City metro area. The new kits, called “Knick Knacks,” still require refrigeration, but require customers to supply their own protein and produce to complete the meal. But by dropping the two most expensive ingredients from the meal, the company has brought the price down to $7.99, compared with prices that ranged from $17 to $23 for the meal kits that launched on Jet la...
Tags: Food, Startups, Ecommerce, New York, New York City, Walmart, E-commerce, Munchery, Blue Apron, Food Delivery, Jet, Mara Seaweed, Boston Philadelphia, Meal Kits, Shuk, Vermont Creamery


Go-Jek confirms first close of $2B Series F round at $9.5B valuation

Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing company that is challenging Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first close of its Series F round, as TechCrunch reported last week. The company isn’t revealing numbers but sources previously told us it has closed around $920 million. Go-Jek is planning to raise $2 billion for the round, as reported last year. Go-Jek said that the first close is led by existing backers Google, JD.com, and Tencent, with participation from Mitsubishi Corporation...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Companies, Thailand, Philippines, Transport, JD.com, Tencent


Go-Jek makes first close of Series F round at $9.5B valuation

Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based ride-hailing company that is challenging Grab in Southeast Asia, has announced the first close of its Series F round, as TechCrunch reported last week. The company isn’t revealing numbers but sources previously told us it has closed around $920 million. Go-Jek is planning to raise $2 billion for the round, as reported last year. Go-Jek said that the first close is led by existing backers Google, JD.com, and Tencent, with participation from Mitsubishi Corporation...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Uber, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Companies, Thailand, Philippines, Transport, JD.com, Tencent


BMW, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover invest in roadside assistance startup Urgently

Urgently, the roadside assistance startup that connects car owners who need help with tow truck and other services, has raised $21 million in a Series B round that includes the venture arms of BMW, Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover. BMW has also signed Urgently as a vendor partner for its own roadside assistance platform (known as BMW Assist)  to provide roadside assistance and extended mobility services to owners of all four of its brands in the U.S, including BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI and Rolls-R...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Transport, Jaguar Land Rover, Food Delivery, Bmw, AAA, Partner, Roadside Assistance, BMW Porsche, BMW i Ventures


Autonomic CEO Gavin Sherry on Mobility, China, and Data Privacy

In a tech culture that looks toward self-driving cars as the pinnacle of mobility innovation, we’re still debating whether fully autonomous vehicles are an imminent reality for our roads or an ever-receding Shangri-La.But looking back from the viewpoint of 2019, it’s worth considering whether the really pivotal, world-changing advances in transportation have not already been launched. It came in relatively quick steps:—The first time a person with a smartphone stepped into a car, that vehicle b...
Tags: Google, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Marketplace, Entertainment, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, E-commerce


China’s Mobike will rename to Meituan Bike as its parent takes the wheel

One of China’s top bike rental apps is entering a new phase. Mobike, which neighborhood services giant Meituan-Dianping gobbled up last April, is changing its name to Meituan Bike as part of an ongoing integration with its parent, according to an internal letter from Meituan senior vice president Wang Huiwen to staff. There’s no timeline for when the new moniker will go live, and the change applies to its China business only at the moment, TechCrunch confirmed with a Mobike spokesperson on...
Tags: Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Economy, Alibaba, Tencent, Food Delivery, Ant Financial, Meituan, Meituan-dianping, Mobike, Ofo, Obike


This AI food truck could bring fresh produce directly to you

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence is trending worldwide, which is why it is also a prominent component of CES 2019. But as interest in futuristic tech grows, so does consumer interest in fresh, local food. The farm-to-table concept continues to gain popularity, which is why Panasonic has proposed an innovative mash-up of these two seemingly polar opposites — an AI mobile delivery service that operates like an ice cream truck to bring local fruits, vegetables and other grocery items di...
Tags: Food, Design, Produce, Ces, Gmo, Panasonic, Food Delivery, Local Food, Eat & Drink, Food Truck, Fresh Food, CES 2019


Uber’s India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round

Ola, India’s local rival to Uber, has seen its valuation jump to nearly $6 billion as it prepares to take in a large round of financing. The ride-hailing firm, which was founded in 2010, has raised around $3.3 billion from investors to date, and it topped that up a little this week. Ola pulled in 520 crore (around $75 million) from existing investor Steadview Capital, according to filings provided to TechCrunch by business signals platform paper.vc. The paperwork indicates that Ola’s bu...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Asia, Australia, Ipo, Collaborative Consumption, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Automotive, New Zealand, Tencent, Foodpanda, Food Delivery


Meituan partners with Nvidia, Valeo and Icona for its autonomous delivery platform

Meituan Dianping, China’s largest on-demand food delivery company, announced today at CES that it has signed three new major partners for the development of its autonomous delivery open platform. They are Nvidia, Italian automotive design company Icona, and French automotive supplier Valeo. This is the first time Meituan Dianping, which , has attended CES, where it exhibited its Meituan Autonomous Delivery (MAD) platform. Valeo will provide engines and sensors for MAD’s autonomous delivery vehi...
Tags: TC, China, Tech, Beijing, Alibaba, Nvidia, Food Delivery, Logistics, On-demand, Shenzhen, Meituan, Meituan Dianping, Valeo, Meituan Dianping China, New Area, Hebei


FOMO killer: Developments at Zomato, Hotstar, Uber and more

Real estate Elara Technologies, which owns property sites Housing, Makaan, and PropTiger, has partnered with Amazon Alexa to offer content and news on real estate on the assistant. Content from the sites’ blog sections – called Housing News, PropGuide, and MakaanIQ – will now be... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Uber, Real Estate, News, Internet, Housing, Xiaomi, Food Delivery, Content, Zomato, Ola, App Annie, Swiggy, Amazon Alexa, Online Cab booking


Chinese app developers have invaded India

If you’ve conquered China, then India — the world’s second-largest country based on population — is the obvious next port of call, and that’s exactly what has happened in the world of consumer apps. Following the lead of Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo, which have dominated mobile sales in India for some time, the content behind the touchscreen glass in India is increasingly now from China, too. That’s according to a report from FactorDaily, which found that 44 of the top 100 A...
Tags: Android, Apps, Asia, China, India, Tech, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Flash, Tencent, WeChat, Food Delivery, SnapDeal, Paytm, Gaana, Oppo


Food delivery startup Swiggy raises $1 billion more from Naspers, Tencent and others

Naspers, the South African investment giant, is back at it again in India! Days after backing educational startup Byju’s by leading a $540 million investment, it has led a $1 billion investment in food delivery company Swiggy. The new round sees Chinese internet and Naspers ally Tencent join the party, alongside fellow new investors Hillhouse Capital and Wellington Management Company. Existing backers returning to take part in this round include DST Global, Meituan Dianping and Coatue Mana...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Asia, Business, Internet, China, Southeast Asia, India, Softbank, Funding, Walmart, Tencent, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, Flipkart, DST Global


Starbucks challenger Luckin snags $200M investment on $2.2B valuation

Luckin, a startup that vows to topple Starbucks’ dominance in China, announced on Wednesday that it’s lifted its valuation to $2.2 billion after raising $200 million in a series B funding round. That came only five months after the coffee upstart, which soft-launched in January, picked up $200 million in investment. Luckin has been on a spending spree to open shop and burnt through $150 million within the first six months in operation, its founder said in July when the company had a cash rese...
Tags: Coffee, Food, Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Funding, Tech, E-commerce, Beijing, Shanghai, Alibaba, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Food Delivery


IPOs Will Strip Veils From Uber & Lyft’s Financials, Strategies

The IPO of any private company comes as the resolution of a mystery, as closely-held details about its financial performance and strategies are revealed. But the suspense is heightened in the case of San Francisco-based companies Uber and Lyft, which pioneered the huge ride-hailing industry but have yet to come close to turning a profit. Market observers may be awaiting their disclosures as eagerly as political junkies longing to learn the findings of Robert Mueller’s investigation of President...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc


Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps

Google is increasing its efforts in India after it snapped up the team behind popular transportation app ‘Where is my Train.’ The app claims 10 million registered users and, as the name suggests, it helps commuters track arrivals and departures as well as buying seats. That’s no small job given that India is estimated to operate some 14,000 trains on a daily basis across the country. The app is for Android, i t works offline or with poor connectivity and supports eight languages. It is rivale...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Google Play, Fundings & Exits, Apps, Yahoo, India, Spokesperson, Smartphone, Software, Computing, Xiaomi, Food Delivery, Google-Maps, Tivo


Uber Eats test lets restaurants trade discounts for ranking boost

Uber Eats has effectively invented its own native ad unit. Uber confirmed to TechCrunch that a test quietly running in markets around India allows restaurants to bundle several food items together and sell them at a discounted price in exchange for promoted placement by Uber Eats in a featured section of local “Specials”. In some cases, restaurants foot the cost of the discount, while in others Uber pays for the discounts. The Uber Specials feature demonstrates the massive leverage awarded...
Tags: Google, Food, Startups, TC, Mobile, Ecommerce, Uber, Apps, Advertising Tech, India, Tech, Ben Thompson, Food Delivery, Payments, Logistics, Uber Eats


Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers Much of the last couple of decades of innovation has centered around finding ways to get what we want without leaving the sofa. So far, online ordering and on-demand delivery have allowed us to largely accomplish this goal. Just point, click and wait. But there’s one ca...
Tags: TC, Column, California, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Washington Dc, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Estonia, Food Delivery, Bots, North America, Robotics, Robot