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VentureBeat

DoorDash sees 25% lift from AI recommendations

Tech in Asia

HungryGoWhere wades deeper into restaurant space with SmartPOS

Food & Beverage Apps & Services
ZDNet

HungryGoWhere cooking up plans to be more than booking site

Acquisition
TechCrunch

Caterpillar acquired Yard Club, a marketplace for construction equipment

Funding Manufacturing
VentureBeat , Bloomberg , TechCrunch

Angie's List acquired by IAC's HomeAdvisor in deal valued at more than $500 million

Strategy Travel
TechCrunch

Flush with funding, Instacart accelerates US expansion

Retail Funding
TechCrunch

DoorDash will pay $5 million to settle class-action lawsuit over independent contractors

TechCrunch

Instacart VP of operations Mike Swartz has left the company

₹10,000,000 Seed fund
vccircle

Exclusive: Offline store aggregator Jhakaas raises seed funding

ZDNet

Small business community network Townsquared buys Voo

Re/code , TechCrunch

Instacart will pay $4.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit with its workers

Tech in Asia

HungryGoWhere enters food delivery via FoodPanda. A match made in food heaven?

Asia Apps & Services
Tnooz

Denmark forges tourism ties with China via Dianping partnership

Travel Asia Global
GeekWire , Bloomberg.com

Instacart reportedly hits $3.4B valuation as it battles Amazon for grocery delivery supremacy

Retail Funding
CNN Tech

Instacart is now a $3.4 billion grocery startup

$400,000,000 Venture capital (Series D)
TechCrunch , WSJD , FinSMEs

Instacart raises $400 million at a $3.4 billion valuation to deliver groceries on demand

Retail Funding
VentureBeat

Instacart raises $400 million at a $3.4 billion valuation

Funding
Bloomberg

Instacart In Talks to Raise About $400 Million

Funding Retail
@hblodget via Business Insider

Instacart is raising $400 million to deliver your groceries to your door

Funding Retail
@fmanjoo @dhh via Re/code

Instacart is playing games with its workers’ pay — and will eventually suffer for it

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