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


DoorDash is an online food ordering and food delivery platform. The company was founded in 2012 by Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, Andy Fang and Evan Moore at Stanford University. The company was originally called However, since then the company has grown and changed its name to DoorDash. DoorDash is headquartered in San Francisco, California


DoorDash originally launched as in January 2013 at Stanford University. The online food delivery service became popular amongst Stanford University students, and in the summer of 2013, the company received $120,000 in seed money from Y Combinator in exchange for a 7% stake in the company. The company officially incorporated as DoorDash in June 2013. On December 9, 2020, the company became a public company via an initial public offering, raising $3.37 billion.

DoorDash Kitchen

In October 2019, DoorDash opened its first shared commissary kitchen, DoorDash Kitchen, in Redwood City, California.  DoorDash’s kitchen takes on the infrastructure build-out and permitting responsibilities and co-designs the space with each merchant. These kitchens open up new delivery options to  customers living in nearby neighborhoods. 

In November 2020, DoorDash announced the opening of its first physical restaurant location, partnering up with Bay Area restaurant Burma Bites to offer delivery and pick-up orders.


In April 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DoorDash offered gloves and bottles of hand sanitizer to its delivery drivers for free. The company also changed the its default drop-off option to contactless delivery. Later that same year, in October 2020, DoorDash launched its "Reopen for Delivery" program to have restaurants that have closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic partner with local ghost kitchen operators to offer food delivery and pick-up-only service.


June 9, 2021
DoorDash announces its official launch in Japan, beginning with Sendai.
May 12, 2021
DoorDash announces first international engineering hub in Toronto, will hire 50 engineers
April 27, 2021
DoorDash announces pricing updates to provide more choice, flexibility, and transparency for Local Restaurants
April 8, 2021
DoorDash announces plan to give $1,000,000 to dashers & community nonprofits.

February 8, 2021
DoorDash acquires salad-making robot startup Chowbotics.

December 9, 2020
DoorDash's IPO opens at $182, which was 78% above the $102 price the company sold its shares at to investors before public trading commenced.
December 9, 2020
DoorDash sets share price at US$102 ahead of IPO

DoorDash has priced its shares at $102 apiece heading into its stock market debut Wednesday, valuing the 7-year-old food delivery company at nearly $39 billion.

November 13, 2020
DoorDash files to go public.
November 2020
DoorDash agrees to pay $2.5 million to settle claims it mislead customers in how tips were issued to its couriers.
June 22, 2020
DoorDash raises a $400,000,000 series H round from Durable Capital Partners.
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