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Postmates

Postmates is a food delivery service company operating a network of couriers for local goods delivery.

Postmates is a company that works as a food delivery service company in America. It is owned by Uber and offers local delivery of prepared meals and other goods. Postmates's service uses mobile phone applications to matches consumer orders.

Postmates has the mission to allow anyone to have anything delivered on demand. Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities via its revolutionary Urban Logistics platform that connects customers to local couriers who can deliver anything from their favorite restaurant or retailer in minutes.

Postmates was launched by Bastian Lehmann, Sean Plaice, and Sam Street in 2011. When Postmates was launched, it marketed itself as the new Craigslist. Buyers in San Francisco could have anything delivered in two to four hours. It was targeted primarily at small businesses, and took a few years to pivot to consumers.

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic by mid 2020, where there was higher demand for services delivering items, Postmates made it known it was delivering a selection of non-contact delivery options for its customers. The company encouraged customers to complain if their delivery driver seemed sick when delivering.

Timeline

July 6, 2020
Uber Technologies Inc. reaches an agreement with Postmates Inc. to acquire the on-demand delivery company for about $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction.
May 6, 2019
Postmates and Pei Wei Asian Kitchen launches on-demand delivery with free delivery.
April 15, 2019
Postmates and POPEYES launches on demand delivery.

Postmates and POPEYES® announces they've partnered to bring their delicious fried chicken direct to your door.

February 2014
Postmates raises a $16,000,000 series B round from Crosslink Capital, Matrix Partners and Spark Capital.
May 1, 2011
Postmates raises a $750,000 seed round from Andy McLoughlin, AngelPad, Matrix Partners, Naval Ravikant, Russel Simmons, Russell Cook, Thomas Korte and Walter Lee.

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Annie Siebert
August 9, 2021
TechCrunch
Let's demystify influencer marketing, learn how to couple it with a little-known paid marketing hack and uncover the numerous mediums to leverage influencer assets
Stride Health
May 26, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Stride Health, the leading Portable Benefits platform for independent contractors, announced its participation in the "Gig Workers' Week of...
Sean Hollister
February 19, 2021
The Verge
Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Instacart, and Postmates spent over $200 million campaigning for the most expensive ballot measure in California history to avoid classifying workers as employees. They suggested prices wouldn't go up, but now every one of them is hiking the price anyway.
Proactive Talent
February 9, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has not stunted the growth of the agile recruitment processing outsourcing company Proactive...
Kim Lyons
January 24, 2021
The Verge
Uber has laid off about 185 Postmates workers, and plans to further integrate Postmates' infrastructure within its Uber Eats segment. Uber acquired Postmates in July for $2.65 billion.
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