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Instacart

Instacart is an internet-based grocery delivery service company.

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Timeline

March 2, 2021
Instacart raised a $265 million funding round from existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, D1 Capital Partners and others.

January 14, 2021
Instacart launches nationwide Vaccine Support Stipend for shopper community.
January 7, 2021
Instacart announces finance industry veteran Nick Giovanni is joining the company.

2021
This year, Instacart plans to go public, an event that could value the company at roughly $30 billion.
November 12, 2020
Instacart picks Goldman Sachs Group Inc to lead its initial public offering (IPO).
June 11, 2020
Instacart raises a new $225 million financing round led by DST Global and General Catalyst.

June 5, 2020
Instacart announces that it is changing its tip policy to protect its growing shopper network from tip-baiting.
April 23, 2020
Instacart announces new COVID-19 policies and plans to hire 250,000 more shoppers.
November 15, 2018
Instacart raises a $600,000,000 series F round from Coatue Management, Tiger Global Management and Valiant Capital Partners.
2017
Instacart settles a $4.6 million suit regarding claims that the company misclassified its personal shoppers as independent contractors, and also failed to reimburse them for work expenses.
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Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Instacart series F funding round
600,000,000
November 15, 2018
5 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

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

Brent Goldman

Investor

Briceyda Lopez

Employee

Bryan Kennedy

Investor

Caleb Grisell

Employee

Chris Shu

Employee

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News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Nancy Luna
May 6, 2021
Business Insider
In the US, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that the company's new delivery battleground is grocery and its main rival is Instacart.
Ian Carlos Campbell
April 30, 2021
The Verge
Some Instacart shoppers are reportedly claiming their accounts were terminated unfairly by the company. The shoppers appeared to be the victims of phishing scams, a growing trend among gig workers.
Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business
April 30, 2021
CNN
For Rachael Freedman, shopping for on-demand grocery delivery startup Instacart felt like something of a dream job.
Kenshoo
April 29, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing intelligence and activation technology, is releasing the Q1 2021 Digital Marketing Quarterly Trends...
Nancy Luna
April 26, 2021
Business Insider
Uber Grocery's strategy is the same as Uber Eats. It wants to dominate in cities it serves. Uber joins a field dominated by Instacart and DoorDash.
Nancy Luna
April 18, 2021
Business Insider
Farmstead is a 'ghost grocer' created by an ex-Yahoo engineer, doing what Instacart can't do: no replacements, and "a perfect order every time."
Ingrid Lunden
April 14, 2021
TechCrunch
After inking a deal to work together almost three years ago, U.S. supermarket chain Kroger and U.K. online grocer Ocado today took the wraps off the first major product of that deal. Kroger has launched a new Ocado-powered customer fulfillment center in Monroe, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati, a gigantic warehouse covering 375,000 square feet and [...]
Ingrid Lunden
April 14, 2021
TechCrunch
After inking a deal to work together almost three years ago, U.S. supermarket chain Kroger and U.K. online grocer Ocado today took the wraps off the first major product of that deal. Kroger has launched a new Ocado-powered customer fulfillment center in Monroe, Ohio, outside of Cincinnati, a gigantic warehouse covering 375,000 square feet and [...]
Alex Bitter and Nancy Luna
April 9, 2021
Business Insider
Instacart remains the dominant player in the multibillion-dollar online-grocery market, but newcomers are entering the rapidly growing space.
Sarah Perez
April 8, 2021
TechCrunch
The pandemic upended the way people shop for their everyday needs, including groceries. Online grocery sales in the U.S. are expected to reach 21.5% of the total grocery sales by 2025, after leaping from 3.4% pre-pandemic to 10.2% as of 2020. One business riding this wave is Mercato, an online grocery platform that helps smaller [...]
INSIDER
April 8, 2021
Business Insider
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Richard Smith
March 8, 2021
TechCrunch
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Kirsten Korosec
March 8, 2021
TechCrunch
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Alex Bitter
March 4, 2021
Business Insider
One-fifth of Instacart orders were filled through Costco in 2020. Analysts say it shows how Instacart should go beyond grocery.
Adriana Nunez
March 4, 2021
Business Insider
Instacart will put its funding toward increasing corporate headcount and scaling its business, which may position it for post-pandemic growth.
Nancy Luna, Alex Bitter and Gloria Dawson
March 3, 2021
Business Insider
Instacart went in for a surprise round of funding as it prepares for IPO, but the money comes just as one new rival nips at its heels: DoorDash.
Crunchbase News
March 2, 2021
Crunchbase News
Crunchbase News' top picks of the news to stay current in the VC and startup world.
Darrell Etherington
March 2, 2021
TechCrunch
On-demand grocery delivery platform Instacart has raises a $265 million funding ground from existing investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, D1 Capital Partners and others. The new funding, which, like its past few rounds, isn't assigned a Series alphabetical designation, pushes the company's valuation to $39 billion - more than double its $17.7 billion valuation [...]
Lauren Johnson
March 2, 2021
Business Insider
Advertisers say that they want ways to buy ads across multiple retailers and more data about what people buy.
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