DoorDash

DoorDash

DoorDash is a food delivery company. It participated in the S13 cohort of Y Combinator.

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June 18, 2020

DoorDash raises $400 million in a new round of funding, bringing its valuation to around $16 billion.

May 28, 2020

DoorDash launches a new initiative called Storefront to help restaurants create websites and directly manage online pickup and delivery orders.

May 20, 2020

DoorDash receives the backing of Softbank.

September 30, 2019

DoorDash and McDonald's gives away a million one-cent Big Macs and $1 million cash prize.

August 1, 2019

DoorDash announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Square to acquire Caviar for $410 million in cash and DoorDash preferred stock.

May 23, 2019

Series G

DoorDash secures $600 million in Series G venture funding. The round was joined by new investors Darsana Capital Partners and Sands Capital.

May 2019

DoorDash raises a $400 million round.

May 2019

DoorDash reaches a $12.6 billion valuation with a $600 million Series G.

February 21, 2019

Series F

Doordash announced a $400m Series F. This round put Doordash post-money valuation at $7.1b. Temasek Holdings and Dragoneer Investment Group co-led the round.

February 2019

DoorDash launches a new initiative today called Kitchens Without Borders.

It’s starting out with 10 restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area: Besharam, Z Zoul Cafe, Onigilly, Los Cilantros, Sabores Del Sur, West Park Farm & Sea, Little Green Cyclo, Afghan Village, D’Maize and Sweet Lime Thai Cuisine.

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DoorDash Series G funding round
600,000,000
May 23, 2019
100,000,000
November 13, 2019
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Erin Tiernan
September 22, 2020
Boston Herald
Cash-strapped restaurant owners struggling to balance their books amid a pandemic that has decimated business served lawmakers with a dire warning Tuesday: act now to end to "predatory" delivery fees and provide relief or stand by and watch thousands close their doors for good.
Brian Barrett
August 31, 2020
Wired
Seemingly small design tweaks to the search results interface may change how and where people find information online.
Anthony Ha
August 20, 2020
TechCrunch
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Anthony Ha
August 20, 2020
TechCrunch
DoorDash is announcing that customers can now order groceries through the DoorDash app from partners including Smart & Final, Meijer and Fresh Thyme. Additional stores like Hy-vee and Gristedes/D'Agnostino are supposed to be added in the next few weeks. Through these partnerships, DoorDash says it has a delivery footprint covering 75 million Americans in markets [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
August 5, 2020
TechCrunch
On-demand delivery startup DoorDash has launched a digital storefront to sell household items, as well as the types of things you'd find at a convenience store. So, chips, ice cream, spices, and packaged foods from local restaurants. Called DashMart, the convenience store is available in eight cities throughout the U.S. and plans to launch in [...]
Connie Loizos
July 16, 2020
TechCrunch
CRV, the early-stage venture firm that is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, has just closed its newest fund with $600 million in capital commitments. The firm asserts that it garnered the pledges entirely during the pandemic, saying it kicked off its fundraising efforts in April. But just as notably, says general partner Jon Auerbach [...]
Scott Duke Kominers
July 3, 2020
Harvard Business Review
If your fees put them out of business, no one wins.
Kirsten Korosec
June 21, 2020
TechCrunch
The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here -- just click The Station -- to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to [...]
AlleyWatch
June 20, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Sophia Kunthara
June 18, 2020
Crunchbase News
DoorDash raises funds and continues to grow throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reuters Editorial
June 18, 2020
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DoorDash said on Thursday it was looking to raise about $400 million from investors, valuing the food delivery company at about $16 billion ahead of its initial public offering (IPO).
Alex Wilhelm
June 18, 2020
TechCrunch
DoorDash has confirmed that it is raising "approximately $400 million" in a Series H round of funding. Earlier today, Axios reported that the company was looking for roughly $400 million round at a post-money valuation of $16 billion. DoorDash clarified in a statement provided to TechCrunch that the valuation is slightly under the $16 billion [...]
Andrew J. Hawkins
June 16, 2020
The Verge
DoorDash, the largest meal delivery service in the US, was accused of worker misclassification and unfair business practices in a lawsuit brought on by San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin.
Megan Rose Dickey
June 16, 2020
TechCrunch
DoorDash is facing a lawsuit from San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin for "illegally misclassifying employees as independent contractors," Boudin tweeted today. In the complaint, Boudin argues DoorDash misclassified its workers and in doing so, engages in unfair labor practices. "Misclassifying workers deprives them of the labor law safeguards to which they are entitled, denying [...]
Kate Conger and Adam Satariano
June 10, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The Dutch food delivery company is close to beating out Uber to buy Grubhub.
Aarian Marshall
May 29, 2020
Wired
With dining rooms closed, more people are using Uber Eats, Grubhub, and DoorDash. But the services face a challenge to satisfy both consumers and restaurants.
Hilary Russ
May 28, 2020
U.S.
Food delivery company DoorDash will announce on Thursday a service to help restaurants build their own websites for online ordering so they do not have to pay marketing commissions to the platform itself.
Zoe Kleinman
May 20, 2020
BBC News
The owner of a pizza restaurant discovered the app was selling his food cheaper than he was but still paying him full price.
Megan Rose Dickey
May 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Gig workers have become an essential part of our society during the COVID-19 global health crisis. But even before the pandemic, gig workers had become a staple in the lives of many people who use services like Uber, Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates. Despite the growing presence of gig workers, little has been known about [...]
The Canadian Press
May 3, 2020
CTVNews
A new wave of food delivery companies hopes to attract vendors with features including lower commissions.
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