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Price Check: Instacart Highlights Grocer Markup
On Thursday, the $2 billion-valued Instacart announced changes to its online storefront. For the first time, its app and website will display the price difference, if any, on products sold both on Instacart and in the physical store where Instacart personal shoppers go to fulfill orders.
Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart Rings Up $210 Million Investment
Instacart, a San Francisco-based company that provides grocery delivery services, has raised nearly $210 million in a new round of funding according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.
Whole Foods credits grocery delivery startup Instacart with sales growth
Whole Foods this week credited grocery delivery service Instacart for a jump in sales, offering kudos to the startup as competition in the delivery space really heats up.
Whole Foods CIO Says Apple Pay, Instacart Paying Off
Whole Foods says Instacart digital shopping carts are 2.5 times the size of their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
Food-delivery start-ups are fattening up on technology
Technology entrepreneurs have revolutionized the way people shop for clothing, find vacation rentals and flag down taxis. Now they’re shaking up the world of eating. With partnerships like that between Whole Foods Market Inc. and San Francisco start-up Instacart to deliver groceries to shoppers’ doorsteps, there is no longer a need to pour millions into warehouses, delivery trucks or inventory.
With Instacart, It’s Shop Till You’re On Top
Groceries are a competitive business with paper-thin margins. Apoorva Mehta believes his startup, Instacart, can succeed where others have struggled or failed. All it takes, he says, is sophisticated math – and a platoon of personal shoppers.
Instacart Launches Boulder’s First One-Hour Grocery Delivery Service
Instacart announced today that it has launched Boulder’s first one-hour grcoery delivery service. Beginning today, customers can order virtually any items carried in their neighborhood Costco, King Scoopers, and Whole Foods Market stores and have them delivered in as little as one hour.
One Hour Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Lands in Houston
Instacart announced that it will has launched Houston’s first one-hour grocery delivery service, the 14th city in the company’s planned expansion to 17 major U.S. cities by the end of the year. Starting today, Instacart customers in Houston can order groceries from both Whole Foods Market and H-E-B. Additional stores will be added in the coming weeks, and customers can combine items from multiple stores into one order.
Instacart arrives in Portland, offering grocery delivery from Whole Foods and Costco
Grocery delivery service Instacart launched today in the Rose City, giving customers a way to get groceries delivered form Whole Foods, Costco, and Uwajimaya in an hour. This is the 13th market for San Francisco-based Instacart, which plans on expanding to 17 cities by the end of the year.
Food 3.0 & the Instacart anomaly
Instacart, currently the most well funded and fastest growing startup in the emerging food space, holds the potential to be the most powerful consumer-facing food ecosystem in the market.
Grocery Delivery Service Instacart Raises $44 Million
Instacart, a two-year-old grocery delivery company, announced a $44 million round of financing on Monday led by Andreessen Horowitz. Three venture capital firms that previously invested in the company, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures and Canaan Partners, participated in the latest round.
On-Demand Grocery Startup Instacart Raises $44 Million From Andreessen Horowitz
On-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart wants to make its service available in every city in the United States. To make that happen, it’s raised $44 million in Series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Along with the funding, a16z partner Jeff Jordan will be joining the company’s board.
Instacart Raises $44 Million Series B From Andreessen Horowitz And Others
The future of grocery delivery is arriving ahead of schedule. Instacart, the San Francisco startup that uses a distributed network of smartphone-equipped shoppers to provide home delivery from supermarkets in as little as an hour, has raised $44 million in new funding, bringing the total amount of capital it has raised to $55 million.
Delivery startup Instacart launches in Philadelphia
Instacart got started in San Francisco in 2012, offering one to two hour delivery from local grocery stores. It expanded to Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and now Philadelphia and hopes to be in 10 U.S. cities by the end of 2014.
How Instacart is changing the world of online grocery shopping
Instacart exemplifies the lean strategy of today’s tech startups, which are cautious to avoid the excesses of the first dotcom crash. Working with such chains as Whole Foods and Costco, as well as local independent grocers like Berkeley Bowl, Instacart streams inventory lists from brick-and-mortar stores to its mobile app. The company recently expanded into Chicago and Boston.
Startup Instacart hopes to dominate grocery delivery
On a mission to prove that consumers will pay to have bread and milk delivered to their front door, Instacart is expanding across the U.S. as it aims to right the wrongs of years of failed grocery delivery ventures.
Yummly Teams Up with Instacart to Deliver Recipe Ingredients in an Hour
Instacart and Yummly are partnering to enable those on the Yummly iOS app to pick out recipes and them delivered via Instacart within an hour.
Instacart Launches in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville
The company is in the process of signing a lease for its local office, in Cambridge’s Central Square. Instacart has already hired one person for its Boston operations, and plans to add two more. Initially, Instacart will offer groceries available at Shaw’s and will eventually expand to offer items from Whole Foods, Costco and other stores.
Same-Day Delivery Services Try to Win the Holiday Shopping Season
Shoppers are camped out in store parking lots. Retailers are fighting to outdo one another to see who can open up the earliest. The Black Friday mayhem is officially under way, but at least one thing is a little different this year: more same-day delivery options.
Instacart Lets You Shop At Costco Without A Membership
At least once a week, someone evangelizes the glories of Costco to us. Bulk foods, good prices, fair labor practices; what’s not to love? The one problem: we don’t have a membership. Yeah, it’s easy to get, but that one extra step is enough to throw us off. Luckily, Instacart has come to the rescue.
Y Combinator Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $13.7 Billion, Up $2 Billion Since June
In a conversation at the GMIC mobile conference this week, Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham gave the most recent stats on the seed stage incubator. Of the 511 companies that had passed through YC prior to its most recent Summer 2013 class, 306 had valuations tied to them. The total value of those companies is now $13.7 billion, up $2 billion since Graham’s last update on the number in June.
Instacart adds more N. Side grocery delivery areas, Costco
Instacart, the service that dispatches “personal shoppers” to collect groceries and deliver them to homes that same day, said Wednesday it has expanded to several more North Side neighborhoods and added Costco to its list of stores.
GROCERY SHOPPING SERVICE PROMISES TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
There is a new grocery shopping service that promises to make your life easier. Shoppers will go to multiple stores so you don’t have to. However, 7 On Your Side wanted to know if it really delivered on its promise. With a few clicks of your mouse you can do all your online shopping in moments, but does it really work?
INSTACART, GROWING RAPIDLY IN CHICAGO, ADDS RECIPES TO ITS GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE
Today Instacart, a grocery delivery service, added an initial set of recipes to its service, helping customers purchase groups of items that combine into finished dishes
WITH WEBVAN’S IMPLOSION AS CAUTIONARY TALE, INSTACART SLOWLY BEGINS TO EXPAND, STARTING WITH CHICAGO
When same-day grocery-delivery startup Instacart raised its recent $8.5 million Series A round, it named Sequoia Capital’s Michael Moritz to its board.
GROWING 10% WEEKLY, GROCERY DELIVERY SERVICE INSTACART EXPANDS TO CHICAGO
Grocery delivery service Instacart added its first new major market, expanding to Chicago.
INSTACART BAGS $2.3M TO BECOME THE AMAZON OF GROCERIES ARTICLE
Instacart raised $2.3 million from Canaan Partners and Khosla Ventures to be the Amazon.com of grocery delivery.
INSTACART IS A NEW STARTUP THAT’S GOING TO ELIMINATE YOUR TRIPS TO THE GROCERY STORE
Instacart is not the only startup attacking same-day delivery, considered a “holy grail” in technology, but it’s one that certainly shows an enormous amount of promise.
INSTACART IS UBER FOR GROCERY DELIVERY
Instacart is a mobile app that lets you buy groceries from your phone and have them delivered to your door within an hour.
INSTACART AIMS TO BE THE AMAZON PRIME OF GROCERY DELIVERY
Instacart, a current Y Combinator company that came out of stealth mode earlier this month, has been letting users in an invite-only beta buy groceries with quick delivery through its iPhone app for some time.
Y COMBINATOR-BACKED INSTACART WANTS TO BE AMAZON WITH ONE-HOUR DELIVERY
While Instacart eventually wants to be Amazon.com with one-hour delivery for anything and everything, the startup is currently focusing on groceries.
Founders / Key Team
Worked on Amazon Supply Chain to increase fulfillment efficiency and reduce shipping costs by $12M/month. Also, was the co-founder/ceo of LegalReach, a design engineer at Qualcomm, worked on Blackberry @ RIM. University of Waterloo – Electrical Engineering Grad.
First Engineer at AngelList. Director of Technology @ Startup Bus, Senior Engineer at Webs with experience at Cisco Systems, Bose, and numerous startups. BS Computer Science, San Jose State University.
Founder & CEO at Volly (Aquired by Location Labs). Previous experience at Sprout and Schematic. BS Business Administration – Entrepreneurship.