• 7 Startups Vying to Become the Uber of Pot

      New marijuana laws went into effect in states across the country last week, kicking off another wave of expansion for on-demand delivery startups that cater to users of medicinal and recreational pot. So-called “Uber for pot” startups are in high demand, not just among consumers but investors, as well.

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  • Reserve and Deliver: Waitr Acquires Restaurant Booking App Requested

    … Sacramento-based Requested, a restaurant booking app that launched in 2015, has announced that it has been acquired by Louisiana-based food delivery and restaurant management company Waitr. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Requested will keep its California office and its team will remain intact in the transfer. Requested’s key…

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  • Street Culture: Seattle Food Startup Delivers Culture to Chef Partners

    … Lish, a two-year-old meal delivery startup in Seattle, is customer-focused, of course. But there’s one word that keeps coming up for the company’s nine employees: Chefs. Chefs are the secret winners of this startup concept, an idea that was driven by the frustrating moment when a busy commuter leaves work, realizes he has no food at home…

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  • DoorDash CEO: Opportunity in Local Delivery Is ‘Vast’

    … As the on-demand economy has risen up in the past few years, there has been increased focus once again on how delivery and logistics services can help local consumers get what they want when they want it. DoorDash is among a handful of services in the an increasingly competitive sector that have separated themselves from the pack. Founded…

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  • Street Culture: Thirstie Holds Focus on Engagement and Slow Growth

    … Street Culture is a feature where we take a closer look at the office culture and people at some of the most dynamic startups in the hyperlocal industry. Company founders repeat this all the time: to make your startup idea work, find a gap in an industry and aim to disrupt it. Co-founders of the alcohol delivery startup Thirstie saw a gap…

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  • Street Culture: DoorDash Aiming to Constantly Improve Both Product and Culture

    …. It can be a consumer or a Dasher or a merchant; we just want to solve that person’s problem.” When pushing that value within the DoorDash company culture, Xu says he has seen his employees respond especially well to two things. The first is transparency, but the second he had trouble explaining. “There’s no point in recruiting if you don’t let…

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  • How Multi-location Brands Can Keep Up with the Push for On-Demand

    … How Multi-location Brands Can Keep Up with the Push for On-Demand December 2, 2015 by Mark Lerner Leave a Comment Filed Under: Commentary In the era of UberRush, Postmates, DoorDash, and others, every business with an in-house delivery fleet is feeling the pressure to provide the same kind of on-demand delivery experience. Failure to do so…

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  • Street Culture: Humility and Good Conversations at Instacart

    … Instacart entered 2015 with about 95 employees. It’s on track to end 2015 with around 400 employees. Instacart just opened a new office in Minneapolis in September, making the Twin Cities the 18th location where the company’s grocery shopping and delivery services are offered. Order volume has been increasing three to four percent week-over…

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  • How Partnerships are Driving the Next Generation of Delivery

    … How Partnerships are Driving the Next Generation of Delivery June 2, 2015 by Caitlin Maynard Leave a Comment Filed Under: #SFSW15 Left to right, Holger Luedorf, SVP Business, Postmates; Prahar Shah, Business Development, DoorDash; Sarah Mastrorocco, Business Development, Instacart; and Andrew Shotland, Proprietor, Local SEO Guide, speak…

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  • Why Instacart Doesn’t Want to Kill Brick-and-Mortar

    … In the U.S. last year, consumers spent nearly half a trillion dollars at grocery stores. After fits and starts, the technology industry appears to have finally started to break into this business, with a handful of new players scaling nationally. One of those companies is Instacart, the food delivery service that works with local grocery…

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