Instacart

Instacart

Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company.

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Timeline

November 15, 2018

Instacart raises a $600,000,000 series F round from Coatue Management, Tiger Global Management and Valiant Capital Partners.

July 10, 2013

Instacart raises a $8,500,000 series A round from Sequoia Capital, Canaan Partners, Khosla Ventures, Paul Buchheit, Irving Capital and SV Angel.

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Adam Fischer

Employee

Adeyemi Ajao

Investor

Aditya Shah

Employee

Alexia Burke

Employee

Alison Hillman Derse

Employee

Alysia Echevarria

Employee

Andrea Coravos

Employee

Andrew Kane

Employee

Andrew Nodes

Employee

Andrew Vilcsak

Investor

Andrew Wynn

Employee

Apoorva Mehta

Founder

Arnaud Ferreri

Employee

Arpit Shah

Employee

Ashu Khaitan

Employee

Ben D. Jones

Employee

Benjamin Sullivan

Employee

Bill Babeaux

Employee

Blair Anderson

Employee

Brandon Leonardo

Founder

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Sarah Perez
April 8, 2020
TechCrunch
Instacart today is rolling out new ordering options aimed at unlocking more delivery windows amid a surge of demand for its online grocery service due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company is introducing "fast & flexible" and "order ahead" options, which will shift lower priority orders further out on the schedule. This, in turn, allows [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
April 2, 2020
TechCrunch
Instacart will start providing health and safety kits to its full-service shoppers. These kits will include a face mask, hand sanitizer and a thermometer, the company announced today. The kits will be available for free to shoppers starting next week. Shoppers, according to Instacart, will be able to request a kit by registering with their [...]
Noam Scheiber and Kate Conger
March 31, 2020
www.nytimes.com
The two companies are the latest targets of labor action by groups fearing virus exposure on the job.
Hilary Russ
March 30, 2020
U.S.
Warehouse, delivery and retail gig workers in the United States went on strike on Monday to call attention to safety and wage concerns for people laboring through the coronavirus crisis.
Associated Press
March 30, 2020
Boston Herald
A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries.
Megan Rose Dickey
March 27, 2020
TechCrunch
Instacart shoppers, led by the folks over at Gig Workers Collective, are planning a nationwide strike in protest of the company's practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice first reported. Shoppers, who are responsible for grocery shopping and deliveries, say they have urged Instacart to take proper safety precautions, such as providing hand sanitizer and disinfectant [...]
Chris Kirkham
March 25, 2020
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On his delivery route through Orange County, California, Joseph Alvarado made 153 stops one day last week for Amazon.com Inc, touching the inside and outside of his van, more than 225 packages, and dozens of customers' doors and gates.
Natasha Mascarenhas
March 23, 2020
TechCrunch
San Francisco-based Instacart today announced it will bring on 300,000 shoppers for its grocery delivery platform over the next three months. The move is meant to manage an uptick in demand due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The platform lets users shop from well-known grocery stores like Costco, Safeway, Krogers and more from home. Once [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
March 17, 2020
TechCrunch
As a way to try to ease some of the pressure and low ratings gig workers may face from panicked customers, Instacart has made some changes to its app. The first is that shopper ratings won't affect their access to orders during the pandemic. Instacart will also forgive all ratings under five stars. Instacart, in [...]
Sarah Perez
March 16, 2020
TechCrunch
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the U.S., grocery delivery apps have begun seeing record numbers of daily downloads, according to new data from app store intelligence firm Apptopia. On Sunday, online grocery apps including Instacart, Walmart Grocery, and Shipt hit yet another new record for daily downloads for their respective apps, the firm says. [...]
By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com
March 9, 2020
Mail Online
Postmates and Instacart are offering non-contact deliveries amid fears of the coronavirus. Customers can now opt-in to have deliveries left at the door, instead of physically taking them from the driver.
Megan Rose Dickey
March 6, 2020
TechCrunch
While some gig economy companies have already taken steps to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among its workers, Sen. Mark Warner (VA) is encouraging them to go further and consider ensuring workers don't face financial consequences as a result of the virus. "I strongly urge that you attempt to address the potential financial [...]
Reuters Editorial
March 5, 2020
U.S.
Instacart said on Thursday it has brought forward the launch of its door-step grocery drop-off service in response to a surge in consumer demand amid rising fears of the coronavirus spreading in the United States.
Isabelle Kirkwood
February 3, 2020
BetaKit
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Natasha Lomas
January 28, 2020
TechCrunch
Grocery picking service Instacart is dabbling with on-demand food delivery, announcing the launch in Florida of a pre-made meals delivery option that shoppers can tag onto a bigger supermarket order. It's partnering with US supermarket chain Publix for the initial launch of Instacart Meals -- offering what it dubs a "digital deli counter" where app [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
January 14, 2020
TechCrunch
Earlier today, Instacart more widely rolled out its Pickup product, which enables customers to retrieve groceries directly from stores. The move comes just a day after Instacart shoppers unveiled their latest action to #DeleteInstacart, another step in the ongoing series of protests against the grocery startup's wage and tipping practices. Next Monday, Instacart workers are [...]
Megan Rose Dickey
December 9, 2019
TechCrunch
Instacart shoppers are continuing to hold the grocery startup accountable with their latest set of actions. Kicking off next Monday, Instacart shoppers plan to take one action per day, for six days in protest of Instacart. "We're still just trying to get this one tiny thing: double the default tip percentage," Instacart shopper and protest [...]
The Logic
November 22, 2019
Financial Post
Instacart is the latest company to be caught up in a backlash from gig workers who say their pay and labour conditions have incrementally worsened.Getty Images/iStockphoto
Megan Rose Dickey
November 12, 2019
TechCrunch
The Tech Workers Coalition and Gig Workers Rising are outside the company's headquarters in San Francisco this morning in support of shoppers, who demand Instacart reinstate the $3 quality bonus, implement a 10% default tip and eliminate its service fees. Last week, Instacart got rid of the $3 quality bonus shortly after thousands of shoppers [...]
Mary Hanbury
November 6, 2019
Business Insider
This new partnership puts Costco in prime position to compete with Amazon, which recently acquired online prescription delivery startup Pillpack.
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