$9 Billion Gopuff just hired a top Uber Eats executive to help lead its global expansion

Gopuff has hired away a longtime Uber Eats executive to take a lead role in its strategy and international operations as the Philadelphia-based convenience store delivery service ramps up its growth plans, according to people familiar with the matter. Jon Feldman, a seven year veteran at Uber, last headed up the strategy and planning team …

Delivery company Gopuff acquires Liquor Barn, continuing its retail expansion

Gopuff is acquiring Liquor Barn for an undisclosed amount. It’s the latest in a string of deals including last year’s $350 million acquisition of BevMo. In March, Gopuff raised capital at an $8.9 billion valuation. Gopuff founders Yakir Gola and Rafael IlishayevSource: Dinah W. Brin Delivery start-up Gopuff is acquiring Liquor Barn for an undisclosed …

Delivery service Gopuff acquires rideOS for $115 million

On-demand goods, food and alcohol delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115 million, sources familiar with the deal say. This acquisition comes just a few months after the Philadelphia-based startup announced a $1.15 billion funding round at a $8.9 billion valuation, up from $3.9 billion in October. Last fall, the company also raised $380 …

Uber and Gopuff link up on ‘everyday essentials’ e-shop

Dive Brief: Uber Eats is launching an “everyday essentials” online shop powered by Gopuff nationwide this summer, according to an announcement from the companies. The white-label shop will offer most of Gopuff’s product categories, with the convenience retailer’s dark store network and drivers fulfilling orders. The collaboration will launch in more than 95 cities in June and expand …

Uber and Gopuff Partner to Bring Everyday Essentials to Uber Eats

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: UBER) and Gopuff today announced an exclusive partnership for Gopuff to power a new everyday essentials experience on Uber Eats. Gopuff, the go-to solution for immediate everyday needs, delivers a diverse selection of everyday essentials to customers in more than 650 cities from its own 250+ micro-fulfillment centers. This partnership marries …

goPuff’s $1.15B raise is a big deal. Here’s what VCs and founders say it means for Philly

When on-demand delivery company goPuff dropped the news of its $1.15 billion investment this week, it seemed at the same time astounding and yet not: It’s sort of what we’ve come to expect, as the billion-dollar investment is the third massive raise for the company in less than a year and a half. It comes only months after …

Softbank-Backed Startup GoPuff Raises $1.1 Billion To Compete In Delivery Wars

Softbank-backed digital convenience store GoPuff has raised $1.15 billion in capital as it races to compete in the red-hot delivery wars against larger rivals like DoorDash, Postmates and Instacart. The latest round, announced on Tuesday, more than doubles its valuation to $8.9 billion, up from $3.9 billion just last October. It brings the eight-year-old company’s total …

GoPuff in talks to buy liquor store chain BevMo!

GoPuff, a delivery startup backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, said it’s buying brick-and-mortar liquor retailer BevMo! for about $350 million. GoPuff, a delivery startup backed by SoftBank Vision Fund, said it’s buying brick-and-mortar liquor retailer BevMo! for about $350 million. The all-cash deal give GoPuff an entry to the California market, according to a statement …

What Happens When Third-Party Apps Become the Competitor?

DoorDash’s recent move should raise a few eyebrows. Although the company partnered with leading convenience retailers in early April, DoorDash deployed its own competing offer in six major cities. Each of the more than 2,000 items available from a brand called “The Convenience Store” are actually delivered from their own “dark stores.” For those unfamiliar, dark stores …