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Built In Colorado , Business Insider

IAC’s HomeAdvisor Acquires MyHammer, The Leading Home Services Marketplace in Germany

Global Apps & Services Travel

Instacart reverses course, re-introducing tips for shoppers

Retail People
Business Insider

The former CFO of Docusign joins food delivery startup DoorDash to help it beat Amazon and Uber

Taxis Funding

Contractors are preparing to boycott Instacart over elimination of tips

Retail People
@ellenhuet @markmilian via Bloomberg.com

Whole Foods Invests in Instacart at 2014 Valuation

Retail Earnings

Instacart raises guaranteed delivery payout rates, removing tipping option

Retail People
@bhorowitz via TechCrunch

How Apoorva Mehta hopes to build an Instacart empire with a promoted ad business

Retail Apps & Services
$11,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
ZDNet , SiliconANGLE Media

Townsquared raises $11 million Series B to expand its SMB social network

City life Funding Apps & Services
Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)
China Money Network

China Resources Fund Unit Makes Strategic Investment In Meituan-Dianping

TechCrunch , VentureBeat

DoorDash, going beyond food delivery, will soon bring you alcohol

Food & Beverage Apps & Services
$10,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch , Startup Daily

Australia’s PromisePay, a payment platform for online marketplaces, raises $10M

Payments Apps & Services
£1,250,000 Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)

Impact Investment Firm ClearlySo Raises £1.25M in Growth Funding

$1,860,000 Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)
512tech , sec

Austin e-commerce company Buzz Points raises $1.8 million in funding

The Verge , TechCrunch

Instacart partners with the Food Network for recipe-ready deliveries

The Next Web

Check out these companies exhibiting at TNW Europe

Startup events
$3,000,000 Seed fund

Nift Raises $3M in Venture Capital Funding

$1,400,000 Venture capital (Series Undisclosed)
Marketwire , FinSMEs

Fattmerchant Closes $1.4M Funding Round to Advance Merchant Processing Technology and Customer Acquisition

Funding Apps & Services Payments

Why DoorDash has to strike a balance between profitability and growth

Apps & Services
Product Hunt

TWiS - Tony Xu, CEO and Co-founder of DoorDash

TechCrunch , VentureBeat

Instacart, PlateJoy partner to deliver recommended groceries to dieters