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Cloud kitchen startup JustKitchen to go public on the TSX Venture Exchange

JustKitchen, a cloud kitchen startup, will start trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) Venture Exchange on Thursday morning. It is doing a direct listing of its common shares, having already raised $8 million at a $30 million valuation. The company says this makes it one of the first—if not the first—cloud kitchen company to go public in North America. While JustKitchen launched operations last year in Taiwan, it is incorporated in Canada, with plans to expand into Hong Kong, Singapore, th...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Taiwan, Canada, United States, North America, On-demand, TSX, Chen, TSX Venture Exchange

Uber entices drivers back post-pandemic with $250 million stimulus

Despite the classification of ride-hail drivers as “essential workers” during the early days of the pandemic, last April  Uber’s business dropped by 80%. Drivers decided they’d rather not risk contracting or spreading COVID-19 for the measly revenue provided by the few rides per day they were getting, so when the federal CARES Act extended the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to gig workers, many Uber drivers decided to hang up their keys.  With more than a quarter of the U.S. population a...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Tech, Austin, Automotive, Rideshare, On-demand, Gig Economy, Ride Hailing, Phoenix, Uber Drivers, Gig workers, Philadelphia Austin Chicago Miami

DoorDash is now delivering COVID-19 test kits in some US cities

DoorDash logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The tests can be ordered via the DoorDash app in 12 cities including Baltimore and Chicago. DoorDash will deliver COVID-19 test kits to more cities in the "coming months," the company said. The kits can provide results in as little as 24-hours, DoorDash said. See more stories on Insider's business page. DoorDash is offering same-day delivery of COVID-19 at-home test kits in some U...
Tags: Health, Shopping, US, Trends, Chicago, Healthcare, Retail, Dallas, Delivery, Baltimore, Pcr, On-demand, Doordash, GoPuff, COVID-19, Cellex

Deliveroo posted narrowed loss of $309M, with gross transactions surging to $5.7B in 2020, EITF shows

The clock has officially started ticking on Deliveroo’s plans to go public in April. After announcing that it planned to list on the London Stock Exchange, today the on-demand food delivery company backed by Amazon and others published selected updated financials for the previous fiscal year, along with its Expected Intention to Float (EITF) — a more formal document that marks the two-week period until the company publishes its prospectus and, at the start of April, embarks on its subsequent I...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Europe, UK, London, Finance, Ipo, Tech, London Stock Exchange, Silicon Valley, Food Delivery, Lse, On-demand, Deliveroo, Will Shu, GTV

The future of SaaS is on-demand: Use experts to drive growth and engagement

Paul Estes Contributor Share on Twitter Paul Estes is the Chief Community Officer at MURAL, responsible for supporting, educating, and empowering MURAL's community of imagination workers by connecting them with peers, partners, and on-demand facilitation experts. Previously, Paul held a variety of roles at Dell, Amazon and Microsoft. For SaaS companies, not having a gig economy strategy as we start 2021 is like missing the int...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Column, Microsoft, Godaddy, Tech, SaaS, Machine Learning, Ai, Harvard Business Review, On-demand, Gig Economy, Economist Intelligence Unit, PAUL, Amazon AWS, Staffing Industry Analysts SIA

JustKitchen is using cloud kitchens to create the next generation of restaurant franchising

JustKitchen operates cloud kitchens, but the company goes beyond providing cooking facilities for delivery meals. Instead, it sees food as a content play, with recipes and branding instead of music or shows as the content, and wants to create the next iteration of food franchises. JustKitchen currently operates its “hub and spoke” model in Taiwan, with plans to expand four other Asian markets, including Hong Kong and Singapore, and the United States this year. Launched last year, JustKitchen cur...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Singapore, Softbank, Tech, Taiwan, Canada, United States, Food Delivery, Travis Kalanick, Seattle, On-demand

SHOT Show On Demand – TFB Coverage Of The The Industry’s Biggest Event

For the first time in many years, the TFB staff are not on location in the Nevada desert for the third week of January. With all the work, logistics, headaches and potential disasters that come along with each SHOT Show, it really is a great time and we enjoy bringing you comprehensive coverage of all […] Read More … The post SHOT Show On Demand – TFB Coverage Of The The Industry’s Biggest Event appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Nevada, On Demand, Daily News, SHOT Show, SHOT Show 2021

SHOT Show On Demand – TFB Coverage Of The The Industry’s Biggest Event

For the first time in many years, the TFB staff are not on location in the Nevada desert for the third week of January. With all the work, logistics, headaches and potential disasters that come along with each SHOT Show, it really is a great time and we enjoy bringing you comprehensive coverage of all […] Read More … The post SHOT Show On Demand – TFB Coverage Of The The Industry’s Biggest Event appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Nevada, On Demand, Daily News, SHOT Show, SHOT Show 2021

Hong Kong-based Pickupp makes logistics more affordable for e-commerce sellers

Logistics startup co-founder and chief executive officer Crystal Pang Logistics is one of the biggest challenges in e-commerce, especially for smaller merchants. Pickupp helps them compete in the on-demand economy with flexible, customizable delivery services. Based in Hong Kong, Pickupp also operates in Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, and claims it can save clients an average of about 28% in logistic costs. Pickupp is able to do this with an asset-light business model. Instead of operating w...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Supply Chain, Tech, E-commerce, Taiwan, Logistics, Delivery, On-demand, Malaysia Singapore, Pang, GoGoVan, Pickupp

Bolt raises $182M to expand its on-demand transportation network in Europe and Africa

In the midst of a major second wave of coronavirus infections across Europe, an Estonian startup that’s building an on-demand network to move food and people around in cars, on scooters and on bikes across developed and emerging markets in EMEA is announcing a major round of funding. Bolt, which covers 200 cities in 40 countries with its delivery and transportation services, has raised €150 million ($182 million at current rates) in an equity round that CEO and co-founder Markus Villig said in a...
Tags: Food, TC, Transportation, Europe, London, Berlin, Funding, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Paris, Bolt, Taxify, On-demand, EMEA, Unity

KKR, Rakuten to acquire most of Walmart’s stake in Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu

Walmart announced today it will sell most of its shares in Seiyu, the Japanese supermarket chain it acquired 12 years ago, to KKR and Rakuten. The deal values Seiyu at about $1.6 billion and means Walmart will almost completely exit its operations in Japan. Under the agreement, investment firm KKR will buy a 65% stake in Seiyu, while Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, will take a 20% stake through a newly created subsidiary called Rakuten DX. Walmart will retain a 15% stake in Se...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Japan, Tech, Walmart, Rakuten, KKR, On-demand, Japan Times, Rakuten Japan, Aeon, Seiyu, Online Grocery, Ocado Amazon, Rakuten DX

Former Uber CTO Thuan Pham joins South Korean e-commerce leader Coupang

Thuan Pham, who stepped down as Uber’s chief technology officer and longest-serving top executive in May, has a new job in South Korea. Coupang, the country’s largest e-commerce company by market share, announced today it has hired Pham as its new CTO. For Pham, joining Coupang, a SoftBank-backed unicorn that holds a 24.6% market share in South Korea, the fifth-largest e-commerce in the world, is a departure from his original post-Uber plans. In an interview with Bloomberg after leaving Ub...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Asia, South Korea, California, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, E-commerce, Vietnam, Seoul, Coupang, On-demand, Cto, Korea Times

Alibaba Group will spend $3.6 billion to take control of Chinese supermarket giant Sun Art

Alibaba Group said today it will spend about $3.6 billion to take a controlling stake in Sun Art, one of China’s largest big-box and supermarket chains. After the transaction is complete, Alibaba Group will own 72% of Sun Art. As in other countries, COVID-19 lockdowns increased demand for online food orders in China, drawing in shoppers who had still preferred to buy groceries in person. Even though lockdowns have lifted, many have continued to purchase online. Alibaba’s new investment in Sun...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, France, China, Tech, Walmart, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, On-demand, Grocery Delivery, O2O, Cainiao, Peter Huang, Daniel Zhang

Gojek appoints Amazon, Microsoft veteran as its new chief technology officer

Indonesia-based ride-hailing company and “super app” Gojek said today that it has named a new chief technology officer. Severan Rault, who previously held leadership positions at Amazon and Microsoft, takes over the role from Ajey Gore, who announced last month he was leaving for personal reasons. In a statement, the company said Rault will oversee Gojek’s engineering teams in Southeast Asia and India and report to co-chief executive officer Kevin Aluwi. Rault has a long history of leading en...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Microsoft, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, India, Tech, Paypal, Logistics, On-demand, Ride Hailing, Gojek

On-demand storage startup MakeSpace picks up another $55M

Sheltering-in-place and working from home curing COVID-19 has driven many of us to reorganize and de-clutter our living environments, and today one of the startups that is capitalizing on that trend is announcing a large round of funding to continue its growth. MakeSpace, an on-demand storage company that makes it easy to order, store and retrieve your physical belongings (also providing the muscle — that is, people — to help you do it), has closed a $55 million round of equity funding led by Ir...
Tags: Startups, TC, Storage, Collaborative Consumption, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Netflix, Venture Capital, North America, On-demand, Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Makespace, Recent Funding, Deirdre Evens

How to Get the Most Out of Your Disney Plus Subscription

Disney Plus just put a wealth of Marvel, Star Wars and classic Disney content at your fingertips, which is useful now that everyone is stuck inside for the foreseeable future. If you decide to sign up for the $7 monthly subscription, then use these tips to make sure you’re making the most of what the service and its…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Video, Science, Disney, Web, Streaming, On Demand, Disney Plus

Uber and Lyft plunge, erasing recent gains after promising profits

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. A few weeks ago, Uber and Lyft, kicking bags of the 2019 stock market and regularly cited as examples of venture-backed excess, were back to fighting form. After encouraging Q3 2019 reports from both ride-hailing giants that included fresh profitability promises and timelines, Uber upped the ante by moving its profitability goal up when it reported Q4 results earlier this yea...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Ipo, Automotive, Growth, Postmates, On-demand, Doordash, Extra Crunch, COVID-19, Covid19

Gojek reportedly buys 4.3% stake in Indonesian taxi company Blue Bird

Gojek has paid $30 million to take a minority stake in Blue Bird, one of the largest taxi operators in Indonesia, according to Bloomberg, which first reported that the deal was in progress last month. Gojek’s stake in Blue Bird is worth $30 million. The taxi operator’s holding company disclosed in a regulatory filing earlier this month that it had sold 108 million shares of Blue Bird at 3,800 rupiahs (about 28 cents) to an undisclosed buyer. The company already offered reservations for Blue B...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, On-demand, Ride Hailing, Gojek, Blue Bird

Unpacking Uber’s new profitability promise

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Yesterday Uber reported its Q4 2019 financial performance. Today, following the news, shares of the ride-hailing giant are up over 9%, pushing Uber’s stock above $40 per share. While Uber’s shares are still under its $45-per-share IPO price, the company’s earnings report appears to indicate that there may be an end in sight for Uber’s infamous losses. After promising to reach...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Earnings, On-demand, Ride Hailing

Pandora and SiriusXM bundles could be on the way

SiriusXM and Pandora look to come together to provide your music needs in and out of the car for one discount price. Last February the US’ favourite car-streaming service, SiriusXM, acquired Pandora to make a music streaming powerhouse. Reports say that both services are considering the potential of a music bundle that offers a subscription to both at a discounted price. SiriusXM offers thousands of satellite radio stations and is primarily car-based, though they have since expanded to...
Tags: Amazon, Music, US, Pandora, Music Streaming, Streaming, Bundles, Subscriptions, On-demand, Pandora Media, Digital Music News, Chris Phillips, Radio Stations, Jim Meyer, Satellite Radio, SiriusXM

Uber is testing selling foodie experiences via Uber Eats

Uber is selling foodie experiences such as cooking classes and multi-course fine dining in its on-demand food delivery app, Uber Eats, under a new Moments tab, per Forbes, which reports on a small-scale test currently running in San Francisco. It says Uber Eats users in the city have received an email saying they can book Uber Moments for the next month, until November 17, with initial bookable experiences being a $75 class on making Chinese dumplings and a $55 five-course Nigerian dinner....
Tags: Food, Uber, Apps, San Francisco, Tech, Airbnb, Food Delivery, On-demand, Uber Eats, Dara Khosrowshahi, On-demand Food Delivery, Uber Moments

Booqed, a Hong Kong-based platform for on-demand work spaces, raises $1.675 million in seed funding

Booqed, a Hong Kong-based platform for booking short-term work spaces, announced today that it has raised $1.675 million in seed funding. Participants included Colliers International, the commercial real-estate management company, Techstars and Lazard Korea. The company participated in Proptech Accelerator, the Toronto-based accelerator program for property and real estate startups run by Colliers and Techstars, in 2018. Launched in September 2016, Booqed currently has 1,600 listings for spaces ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Real Estate, Singapore, Toronto, Tech, WeWork, TechStars, On-demand, Colliers, Hong Kong Shenzhen, Colliers International, Booqed

Semi-autonomous and always available: A peek into the near future of car rental

Soon we will see connected rental fleets with a dedicated lane at airports for self-driving cars, where drivers control the car to the airport, and then the empty car drives itself to the rental lot. The post Semi-autonomous and always available: A peek into the near future of car rental appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Autonomous, On Demand, Car Rental

Taxify rebrands as Bolt to expand its transport options beyond private cars

Taxify, the ride-hailing company from Estonia backed by Didi and Daimler and now active in 30 countries, is making a key shift in its business today as it gears up for its next stage of growth. The company is removing “taxi” from its name and rebranding as Bolt, the same name that it has been using for its new electric scooter service, to double down on providing multiple transportation options beyond private cars. The shift in name and vision comes as the company has started talks for another r...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Europe, UK, London, Sweden, China, Germany, Collaborative Consumption, US, Tech, Spain, Estonia, Bmw

Hulu drops the price for its streaming service to $6 per month, but raises prices for Live TV

While Netflix is raising prices, Hulu is lowering its own. In a move to better compete with streaming rivals – and pick up new customers who think Netflix just got too expensive – Hulu this morning announced it’s lowering the cost of its streaming service by $2.00 per month. Currently, the service is $7.99 monthly. After the price change goes into effect, it will only be $5.99. Hulu’s changes come shortly after Netflix’s decision to raise the price for its most popular plan in the U.S. to $12.99...
Tags: TC, TV, Television, Media, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Cord Cutting, On-demand, Streaming Service, Philo, Live TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hub Entertainment Research

On-demand telehealth company Tyto Care adds Sanford Health, Itochu and Shenzhen Capital Group as strategic investors

Tyto Care, a telehealth company that enables physicians to conduct on-demand remote exams, announced today that it has added $9 million to its Series C, bringing the round’s total to $33.5 million. The new funding comes from strategic investors Sanford Health, Itochu, and Shenzhen Capital Group. First announced last year, the oversubscribed Series C was led by Ping An Global Voyager Fund, run by the Chinese financial conglomerate. Itochu, Shenzhen Capital Group, and Sanford Health, the largest r...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Japan, New York, China, Medical, Tech, Canada, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, On-demand, Japan China, Sanford Health, Gilad

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

Uber Eats launches its new platform for corporate accounts

Uber Eats is expanding to enterprise customers with the launch of Uber Eats for Business. The new service allows companies to manage their employees’ food orders and positions Uber Eats to compete more directly against rivals that already offer corporate accounts, including Deliveroo, GrubHub, and Foodpanda (in some markets). Uber Eats for Business is integrated into Uber for Business, which lets companies pay for and manage rides taken by their employees and clients. Its functions include...
Tags: TC, Uber, Enterprise, India, Tech, Foodpanda, Food Delivery, On-demand, Uber Eats, Ola Uber, United States India, Jason Droege, Ana Mahony, Deliveroo GrubHub

Uber is developing an on-demand staffing business

Uber is reportedly developing a short-term staffing business to offer 1099 independent contractors for events and corporate functions, the Financial Times first reported. Dubbed Uber Works, the service would provide waiters, security guards and other temporary staffers to business partners, a source close to Uber told TechCrunch. Uber has been working on the project for several months in Chicago, after first trialing the project in Los Angeles. Uber already has a vast network of drivers — all...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Chicago, Logistics, Financial Times, Staffing, On-demand, Santa Monica Calif, Holt, Rachel Holt, Los Angeles Uber, TechCrunch Uber, Chicago Uber, Uber Works

On-demand pharmacy startup NowRx raises $7 million Series A round through crowdfunding

NowRx, an on-demand pharmacy solution of sorts, just closed a $7 million Series A round via the SeedInvest crowdfunding platform. The company had previously raised a $3 million seed round. As the on-demand industry flourished and NowRx co-founder Cary Breese surrounded himself with people from the pharmacy industry, Breese said it became clear to him that there was “no reason why [an on-demand pharmacy] can’t work.” Launched in 2016, NowRx is a full-fledged on-demand pharmacy solution. Though, i...
Tags: Health, TC, California, Tech, Medication, On-demand, San Francisco Bay Area, Pharmacy, Breese, Cary Breese