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Uber Is Spinning Out Postmates' Robotics Division Into Its Own Company

After acquiring the delivery startup Postmates for $2.65 billion last year, Uber Technologies announced on Tuesday that plans to spin the company’s robotics division out into a separate company: Serve Robotics.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, California, Companies, Automation, Transport, Robotics, Postmates, Online Food Ordering, Self Driving Car, Uber Technologies, Business Finance, Uber Freight, Ali Kashani, Lox Inc, Technology Internet


A Phishing Scam Targeting Postmates Drivers Pretends to Represent the Company to Empty Out Victims’ Accounts

As if gig workers didn’t have it hard enough already, they now have to be on the lookout for possible phishing scams from malicious actors that pretend to represent their company. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Crime, Fraud, Social Engineering, Phishing, Postmates, Spamming, Online Food Ordering, Deception, Meghan Casserly, Confidence Tricks


Snag Free Popeyes Chicken Tenders Today For Some Reason Related to GameStop

Last week, there was a whole situation involving the video game purveyor GameStop and the stock market. (You can read an excellent explainer here.) Somehow, as a result, many Popeyes locations are giving away a free order of chicken tenders—excuse us, “tendies”—today. Here’s what to know about the promotion.Read more...
Tags: Fast Food, Food And Drink, Lifehacks, Gamestop, Foods, Restaurant Brands International, Online Food Ordering, Popeyes, GrubHub, Fried Chicken, Creative Works, Technology_internet, Chicken As Food, Chicken Fingers


Uber Buys Uber for Booze

Uber is getting into the alcohol-delivery business by buying an alcohol delivery business.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Companies, Websites, Food Delivery, Postmates, Drizly, Online Food Ordering, GrubHub, Dara Khosrowshahi, Logistics Companies


DoorDash amps its IPO range ahead of blockbuster IPO

DoorDash filed a fresh S-1/A, providing the market with a new price range for its impending IPO. The American food delivery unicorn now expects to debut at $90 to $95 per share, up from a previous range of $75 to $85. That’s a bump of 20% on the low end and 12% on the upper end of its IPO range. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or get The Exchange newsletter every Saturday. DoorDash still anticipates 317,656,521 shares outstanding aft...
Tags: Food, TC, Ecommerce, Ipo, Tech, SEC, Startup Company, Unicorn, Doordash, Online Food Ordering, The Exchange


Walmart+ takes on Prime by dropping $35 minimum on Walmart.com purchases

Walmart+, the retailer’s lower cost alternative to Amazon Prime offering same-day delivery of groceries and other items, is making its service more appealing with today’s launch of a new perk. The company says that starting on Friday, December 4, it will remove the $35 shipping minimum on orders from Walmart.com for its members. However, this doesn’t apply to the same-day orders of groceries or other items fulfilled by Walmart stores, but rather online shopping where orders are placed thro...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Ecommerce, Uber, Tech, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Online Shopping, United States, Retailers, Streaming Video, Instacart, E-books, Postmates, Doordash, Online Food Ordering


Uber officially completes Postmates acquisition

Uber today announced the official completion of its Postmates acquisition deal, which it announced originally back in July. The all-stock deal, valued at around $2.65 billion at the time of its disclosure, sees Postmates join Uber, while continuing to operate as a separate service with its own branding and front-end – while some backend operations, including a shared pool of drivers, will merge. Uber confirms it is acquiring Postmates in an all-stock, $2.65B deal Uber detailed some o...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, California, Companies, M&a, Websites, Driver, Postmates, Online Food Ordering, Food Service


How COVID-19 accelerated DoorDash’s business

DoorDash filed to go public today, publishing numbers that showed rapid growth, enhanced profitability and an improving cash flow record which helped explain how the company had grown to a $16 billion valuation while private. The unicorn’s impending liquidity event will enrich a host of venture capital firms that bet on its eventual maturity. Instead of posting this entry of The Exchange on Monday, we’ve put it out today for your Friday and weekend reading. Enjoy! — Alex and Walter.  But no...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Tech, Bill, Alex, Initial Public Offering, Exit, Doordash, Online Food Ordering, The Exchange, EC-1, COVID-19


Spying a pivot to ghost kitchens, Softbank’s second Vision Fund pours $120 million into Ordermark

“We’re building a decentralized ghost kitchen,” is a sentence that could launch a thousand investor calls, and Alex Canter, the chief executive officer behind Ordermark, knows it. The 29 year-old CEO has, indeed, built a decentralized ghost kitchen — and managed to convince Softbank’s latest Vision Fund to invest in a $120 million round for that the company announced today. “We have uncovered an opportunity to help drive more orders into restaurants through this offering we have called Nextbite,...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Chef, Business, Softbank, America, Los Angeles, Chief executive officer, Ceo, Companies, Restaurant, Websites, Wiz Khalifa, East Coast, Denver


LA Rams, Fanatics and Postmates coordinate on an on-demand pop-up

Postmates, now a division of Uber, is diving deeper into the world of on-demand retail and its partnership with the National Football League. The company, working alongside Fanatics and the Los Angeles Rams is launching a pop-up shop Monday for fans to buy gear directly through the delivery service. The store is coordinated with the first Monday Night Football game being played at the Rams SoFi stadium. Postmates will be delivering Rams merchandise through the collaboration with Fanatics s...
Tags: Travel, Food, TC, Uber, California, NFL, Los Angeles, United States, National Football League, Pacific, Postmates, Partner, Online Food Ordering, Los Angeles Rams, Los Feliz, Asamoah


Kroger, one of America’s largest grocery chains, experiments with ghost kitchens and delivery in the Midwest

The Kroger Co., one of the biggest grocery chains in the Midwest is dipping its toe into on-demand delivery and the ghost kitchen craze through a partnership with an Indianapolis-based startup, ClusterTruck. Supermarkets would seem to be logical places to site the kinds of ghost kitchens that have caught investor’s eye over the past few years and it wouldn’t be the first time that business models from startup companies bubbled up into large national brands, who are better positioned to capitaliz...
Tags: TC, Uber, California, America, Tech, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ohio, Travis Kalanick, WeWork, Retailers, Kalanick, Columbus, Meals, Kroger, Midwest


Investors drop off $33 million for Chowbus, a delivery service for ‘mom and pop’ Asian restaurants

When big platforms have carved out large swaths of the delivery market, the best thing for an upstart company to do is to specialize. For Chowbus, that meant building a food-delivery business that finds restaurants whose cuisines specialize in regional cuisines from Northern and Southern China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. It’s a strategy that has now netted the company $33 million in financing led by the Silicon Valley-based investment firm Altos Ventures and New York’s Left ...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, China, Groupon, US, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Taiwan, Chicago, United States, Silicon Valley, Philadelphia, Food Delivery, Vietnam, North America


Raising $22.5 million, Liftit looks to expand its logistics services in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, and Ecuador

The Colombian trucking and logistics services startup Liftit has raised $22.5 million in a new round of funding to capitalize on its newfound traction in markets across Latin America as responses to the COVID-19 epidemic bring changes to the industry across the region. “We’re focusing on the five countries that we’re already in,” says Liftit chief executive Brian York. The company recently hired a head of operations for Mexico and a head of operations for Brazil as it looks to double down on its...
Tags: TC, Mexico, Tech, Walmart, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Latin America, York, Online Food Ordering, Latam, International Finance Corp, Chief Operating Officer, Monashees, Brazil Mexico Chile


Mexico City’s Jüsto raises a $12 million bridge round for its delivery-only grocery stores

Jüsto, the Mexico City-based delivery only grocery store chain, has raised another $12 million in financing as it looks to expand its now pandemically-relevant business of “dark stores” across the country. The COVID-19 pandemic is changing consumer habits and increasing the use of delivery services across the world, and consumers n Mexico are no different. A recent Nielsen study cited by the company found that 11 percent of respondents had purchased fresh food online for the first time in 202...
Tags: TC, Mexico, Russia, Tech, Spokesperson, E-commerce, Companies, Mexico City, Food And Drink, Nielsen, Istanbul, Latin America, Organic Food, Foundation Capital, Michael Moritz, Sequoia


Opera’s OPay still plans Africa expansion on Nigerian super app

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay also continues to operate ORide for limited passenger service — though the company is shifting the motorcycle ride-hail operation toward logistics businesses. These were some of the updates offered by Opera’s Derrick Nueman, a VP of Investor Relations and advisor to OPay. He spoke to TechCrunch amid a flurry of recent reporting quest...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Asia, Nigeria, Africa, Oil, World, South Africa, Search Engine, Kenya, Norway, Opera, OPAY, Ghana, TechCrunch


Deliveroo criticized over “inadequate” PPE provision and income support for riders risking coronavirus exposure

UK food delivery giant Deliveroo has been called on to do more to protect riders’ incomes and safety during the coronavirus crisis. The ‘meals-on-wheels’ service couriers provide makes them key workers in a pandemic characterized by social distancing and ‘shelter in place’ lockdowns, is the key argument. More than forty MPs from across the political spectrum — including the former leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn and veteran Conservative MP, Sir Peter Bottomley — have co-signed u...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Europe, UK, London, Tech, Conservative, United Kingdom, National Health Service, Boris Johnson, Food Delivery, Employment law, Labour Party, Deliveroo, Courier, Jeremy Corbyn


Tim Hortons eyes China coffee drinkers with Tencent investment

Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons has secured a heavyweight partner to further its China expansion. The company announced on its social media account (in Chinese) on Tuesday that it has landed funding from Tencent, the Chinese social networking and gaming giant, without disclosing the size of the proceeds. Tim Hortons did not immediately respond to TechCrunch’s request for comment. A spokesperson for Tencent declined to comment on the investment. The 55-year-old Canadian coffee c...
Tags: Food, Startups, Asia, China, Funding, Shanghai, Alibaba, Tencent, WeChat, Starbucks, Alibaba Group, Ele.me, Online Food Ordering, Tim Hortons, Hema, Luckin Coffee


Latin America Roundup: Big rounds, big mergers and a $3.8M pandemic fund from Nubank

Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a Venture Partner at Magma Partners . Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor Latin America Roundup: Grupo ZAP, Grow Mobility, Wavy get acquired; Credijusto adds $100M; Cornershop, iFood brace for delivery boom Latin America Roundup: SoftBank adds $1B, Stori raise...
Tags: Food, Uber, Column, Y Combinator, Business, Mexico, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Colombia, Healthcare, Venture Capital, M&a, Brazil


Uber Eats’ new sharing feature makes it less painful to send your friends food

Uber Eats is introducing a new feature that lets customers send food to friends, family or coworkers and share details to make it easier track the deliveries. Uber Eats customers have been able to order and send food to friend. But in the past, it required the sender to track the delivery and provide updates to the receiver. The new feature lets the person receiving the food track the delivery on their phone. Image Credits: Uber Eats As part of the roll out, the Uber partnered with Star...
Tags: Food, TC, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Ukraine, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Logistics, Uber Eats, Careem, Online Food Ordering, United Arab Emirates UAE, Middle East Just


Uber Eats exits seven markets, transfers one as part of competitive retooling

Uber Eats is pulling out of a clutch of markets — shuttering its on-demand food offering in the Czech Republic, Egypt, Honduras, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and Ukraine. It’s also transferring its Uber Eats business operations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Careem, its wholly owned ride-hailing subsidiary that’s mostly focused on the Middle East. “Consumers and restaurants using the Uber Eats app in the UAE will be transitioned to the Careem platform in the coming weeks, aft...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Europe, Saudi Arabia, India, Tech, Spain, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Egypt, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Romania, Uruguay, Food Delivery


JustEat Takeaway $7.6B merger approved, pair pick up $756M in new funding

On the heels of Amazon getting approval from the competition authority to proceed with an investment leading a $575 million round for food delivery startup Deliveroo in the UK, two of Deliveroo’s biggest rivals got their own £6.2 billion merger approved, and they have subsequently picked up an extra $756 million to come out fighting. Today, the competition watchdog in the UK officially gave a nod to the merger, originally valued at $10 billion but more currently valued at £6.2 billion, bet...
Tags: Amazon, Food, TC, Ecommerce, Uber, Europe, UK, London, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Companies, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Food And Drink, Websites, Food Delivery


Uber Eats customers have given $3 million in direct contributions to restaurants

Uber Eats customers have given $3 million in direct contributions to restaurants using a new feature on the app designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The milestone caps off a related campaign by Uber Eats to match up to $3 million in contributions made by customers. Uber Eats is sending its $3 million in matched funds to the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The company had previously donated $2 million to RERF. The matching campaign has ended. How...
Tags: TC, Uber, New York, Montana, Washington, New York City, Linkedin, Tech, Restaurant, Automotive, United States, Connecticut, South Carolina, Uber Eats, Online Food Ordering, Lim


Uber adds retail and personal package delivery services as COVID-19 reshapes its business

Uber is introducing two new types of services, the company announced this week, including Uber Direct and Uber Connect. Direct is a delivery platform for retail items, while Connect is a peer-to-peer package delivery service, for sending goods to family and friends. This marks the most aggressive foray yet for Uber into courier services, after it already introduced grocery items to its Uber Eats platform as the coronavirus pandemic continues to suppress its ride-hailing business. Uber has alread...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Australia, Mexico, Tech, Software, United States, Portugal, Transport, Sharing Economy, Food Delivery, Line, Operating Systems, Package Delivery, Peer To Peer


Uber withdraws 2020 guidance

Uber is walking back its annual guidance for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Update: This article was corrected to reflect that the guidance was for 2020, not an update that would include the fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA profitability target. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said earlier this year that the company planned to make an operating profit by the final quarter of 2020. That shouldn’t be confused with annual guidance. Uber said Thursday it was withdrawing its 2020 guidance for gross b...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, India, Tech, Economy, Automotive, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, EBITDA, GAAP, Didi, Dara Khosrowshahi, Yandex.taxi, Coronavirus


Uber pulls back from operating profit target

Uber is walking back its guidance for what was supposed to be a milestone year for the ride-hailing company that included reaching an operating profit by the last quarter. Uber said Thursday it was withdrawing its 2020 guidance for gross bookings, adjusted net revenue and adjusted EBITDA, which were provided on February 6, 2020 during the company’s earnings call. “Given the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the uncertainty it has caused for every industry in every part of the world, it is impos...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, India, Tech, Economy, Automotive, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, EBITDA, GAAP, Didi, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Yandex.taxi


Latin America Roundup: Grupo ZAP, Grow Mobility, Wavy get acquired; Credijusto adds $100M; Cornershop, iFood brace for delivery boom

Sophia Wood Contributor Share on Twitter Sophia Wood is a Venture Partner at Magma Partners. Sophia is also the co-founder of LatAm List, an English-language Latin American tech news source. More posts by this contributor Latin America Roundup: SoftBank adds $1B, Stori raises $10M and Grow Mobility puts on the brakes Latin America Roundup: Loft raises $175M, SoftBank invests in Mexico’s Alphacredit and Rappi...
Tags: Amazon, Column, Twitter, Mexico, Softbank, Time, Tech, Walmart, Colombia, United States, Chile, Credit Suisse, Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina, Peru


Uber Eats beefs up its grocery delivery offer as COVID-19 lockdowns continue

Uber Eats has beefed up grocery delivery options in three markets hard hit by the coronavirus. Uber’s food delivery division said today it’s inked a partnership with supermarket giant Carrefour in France to provide Parisians with 30 minute home delivery on a range of grocery products, including everyday foods, toiletries and cleaning products. The service is starting with 15 stores in the city, with Uber Eats saying it plans to scale it out rapidly nationwide “in the coming weeks”. In Sp...
Tags: Food, Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, Australia, France, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Supermarkets, United Kingdom, Brazil, Food Delivery, Retailers


Uber Eats UK waives fees during the coronavirus crisis

Uber Eats is waiving delivery and activations fees in the UK to support restaurants hit by decreasing demand during the coronavirus crisis. The measure will apply until March 31 when it says it will review it. On Monday the on-demand food delivery giant announced a similar waiver of delivery fees in the US. The announcement by Uber Eats UK comes shortly after Just Eat UK said it would reduce its commission and waive some fees for 30 days — as part of an emergency support package for partne...
Tags: Food, Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, Collaborative Consumption, US, Tech, Restaurant, United Kingdom, Food And Drink, Food Delivery, Just-Eat, Uber Eats, UK Government, Online Food Ordering


Deliveroo riders can’t access coronavirus hardship fund, warns union

UK on-demand food delivery startup Deliveroo has been accused of setting up an inaccessible hardship fund for couriers in the midst of the coronavirus crisis that leaves gig economy workers on its platform unable to access claimed financial support if they become ill or are self isolating. Gig economy delivery workers are one of the groups who face increased exposure to the coronavirus on account of the work bringing them into contact with many people, even as demand for meal delivery is like...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Food, Uber, Apps, Europe, UK, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, NHS, United Kingdom, Food Delivery, Deliveroo, Gig Economy, Online Food Ordering, Alex Marshall


The hidden cost of food delivery

Noah Lichtenstein Contributor Share on Twitter Noah Lichtenstein is the founder and managing partner of Crossover, a diversified private technology fund backed by institutional investors, technology execs and professional athletes and entertainers. More posts by this contributor What Studying Students Teaches Us About Great Apps I’ll admit it: When it comes to food, I’m lazy. There are dozens of great...
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