Category Archives: Food

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Instacart, a Grocery-Delivery Startup, is Evaluated At A $2 Billion

Back in June, the company’s valuation was $400 million and it raised $44 million. So that’s a pretty big valuation leap. Founder and CEO Apoorva Mehta said the company planned to use the new funding for continued geographic growth, technology enhancements, and category expansion.

Instacart, launched about 3 years ago, operates in 15 cities and service 4,000 shoppers with groceries delivery.

Instacart is just one of several startups trying to tackle the speedy-delivery space, including New York-based WunWun, which delivers small orders of groceries and other goods without a delivery fee in under an hour, and Postmates, which does the same, but with a $5 delivery fee. It also competes with FreshDirect, which delivers groceries to the Northeast with a delivery fee of up to $7.99 for next-day service.

Big players like Google, with Shopping Express, and Amazon, with AmazonFresh, are also experimenting with same-day grocery delivery. Both can bring customers their goods same-day, but with longer delivery windows than those of Instacart, Postmates, or WunWun.

This fund-raise was reported by TechCrunch at the beginning of December 2014.

 

iPhone, Smart Home, Comcast and Gamification – weekly roundup

Comcast taught us about customer service, our Smart Homes just got smarter and KickStarter and IndieGoGo continue to bring up new and innovative products.

Hello again. A new week is just about to start, and this is a great time to take a quick look at what we had this week.

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No Ranking and No Reviewing, this Restaurant Reviews App Uses Something Simpler

Customer review sites can give diners a good idea of the quality of a restaurant before they go there, but they can also be unhelpful when opinions are divided or simply too long to read. myfab5 is a new site and app that replaces reviews with a ranking system that gets users to choose their favorite 5 restaurants in each category and location.

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