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Y Combinator-Backed Goldbely Launches To Bring Gourmet Cuisine To Food Explorers All Over The Country

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Foodies are always looking for something new and unique to try, but so much of what we eat is dictated by the local flavor of the areas we live in. Well one startup seeking to provide new experiences to those folks is Goldbely, which aims to make interesting foods available...
Y Combinator-Backed Goldbely Launches To Bring Gourmet Cuisine To Food Explorers All Over The Country

Food delivery site Pedidos Ya expands in Latin America to compete against Peixe Urbano

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Food delivery website Pedidos Ya now operates in Peru and in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, Brazilian blog Webholic reports. Following its expansion, the Uruguayan startup is now operating in seven Latin American territories – Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Puerto Rico and Uruguay. Pedidos Ya currently boasts a database of over...
Food delivery site Pedidos Ya expands in Latin America to compete against Peixe Urbano

Chinese recipe sharing service Douguo serves up $8 million in fresh funding

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Food-related startup funding news continues to come thick and fast in Asia (to the point that I’m toning down the cheesy puns), and one of the most significant deals yet has been unearthed in China. Technode cites local news sites (DoNews) which report that recipe sharing site Douguo‘s previously undisclosed Series B...
Chinese recipe sharing service Douguo serves up $8 million in fresh funding

Seamless Data Shows City's Restaurants Slowly Coming Back Online

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CEO Jonathan Zabusky. (Photo: Seamless) This week, just when you most wished for the familiar comfort of Seamless order delivered to your door, loss of power and Internet, lack of availability or guilt over subjecting delivery guys to the elements kept you away. In the midst of the storm, one...
Seamless Data Shows City's Restaurants Slowly Coming Back Online
Food Delivery Companies Seamless And GrubHub Announce Merger
Delivery Hero fuels up for acquisitions with fresh $49m round

GrubHub, Seamless merge, creating one giant online delivery service

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Chances are you’ve contemplated late-night pizza or Thai food delivery, you’ve run into GrubHub or Seamless (or both, depending on your city). Chicago-based GrubHub is the largest of the e-commerce engines that power independent restaurants’ delivery and takeout orders, and New York’s Seamless is among GrubHub’s biggest challengers. Now the...
GrubHub, Seamless merge, creating one giant online delivery service

iZettle, Europe’s answer to Square, launches its social payments API for developers

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iZettle, the Stockholm-based social payments company, has just announced a brand new API for developers, allowing them to integrate the service inside 3rd-party apps. The company, which began as a limited test service in Sweden and launched this past November, is perhaps best known as Europe’s answer to Jack Dorsey’s Square....
iZettle, Europe’s answer to Square, launches its social payments API for developers

Online Food Delivery Companies GrubHub and Seamless to Merge

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GrubHub and Seamless, two startups that let people order restaurant takeout without leaving the sofa or even picking up the phone, said Monday they are merging....
Online Food Delivery Companies GrubHub and Seamless to Merge

GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge

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Today, thanks to the maturation of the web, digital tech, and smartphones now in seemingly every pocket, startups are finding it easier than ever before to build scalable solutions to finally address the many inefficiencies in our food manufacturing, production and distribution systems. As interest in food tech balloons, one...
GrubHub And Seamless In Talks To Merge

Movile invests $2.6 million in food delivery startup iFood to back its international expansion

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Movile is investing $2.6 million in the Brazilian food delivery platform iFood and becoming its strategic partner, the Latin American mobile publisher announced today. This series B round will help the startup expand its mobile presence and reach the 5,000-restaurant milestone by 2014. iFood is similar to US food ordering services such...
Movile invests $2.6 million in food delivery startup iFood to back its international expansion
Samwer Brothers Team Up With Delivery Hero Founder In New, $194M Venture Fund

Coming To A Restaurant Near You: Online Food Delivery

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This week's eyebrow-raising $49 million round of funding for German food-ordering site Delivery Hero as well as a flurry of similar recent deals, indicate that consumers and restaurant owners want digital delivery.  The U.S. restaurant industry is enormous -- $632 billion in annual sales, according to the National Restaurant Association -- but...
Coming To A Restaurant Near You: Online Food Delivery

Zirtual Raises $2M From Mayfield, Tony Hsieh To Match Professionals With Virtual Executive Assistants

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Zirtual, a marketplace that matches professionals with virtual executive assistants, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from Tony Hsieh, VegasTechFund, and Mayfield Fund. Zirtual, which currently has an office in San Francisco, is opening a new headquarters in downtown Las Vegas as part of Hsieh’s Downtown Project to...
Zirtual Raises $2M From Mayfield, Tony Hsieh To Match Professionals With Virtual Executive Assistants

Peixe Urbano keeps on diversifying, launches in-house online travel agency for Brazil

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Peixe Urbano is launching a travel vertical, the Brazilian company announced today. Initially available in Brazil, this in-house travel agency will be known Peixe Urbano Viagens. As you may know, Peixe Urbano started out in 2010 as a Groupon clone, pioneering the daily deal model in Brazil. However, it has...
Peixe Urbano keeps on diversifying, launches in-house online travel agency for Brazil

Peixe Urbano buys food delivery startup to grow beyond daily deals

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The Latin American daily deal giant Peixe Urbano has bought the local food delivery website O Entregador, the company announced today. It is the third company Peixe Urbano has acquired this year. As we reported, the fast-growing Brazilian company recently bought another food-related website, the restaurant booking service Zuppa, and also acquired the...
Peixe Urbano buys food delivery startup to grow beyond daily deals

Global Founders: A new stage-agnostic $194m fund from 2 Samwers, 1 Siegel

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One of the infamous Samwer brothers, Oliver, is today launching a brand new €150 million – approximately $194 million – venture capital fund to sit alongside the global startup accelerator they’ve built in the past (Rocket Internet) and to basically replace the fund the Samwers ran before (European Founders Fund)....
Global Founders: A new stage-agnostic $194m fund from 2 Samwers, 1 Siegel

Delivery.com moves into the dry cleaning business with its Brinkmat buy

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Is the next big market in local delivery your neighborhood dry cleaner? Delivery.com seems to think so. The merchant delivery company has acquired Brinkmat, a service that lets people order laundry and dry cleaning services from local dry cleaners. Launched last year,  New York-based Brinkmat fits well into Delivery.com’s expansion...
Delivery.com moves into the dry cleaning business with its Brinkmat buy

More meals at your door? Munchery may expand to Seattle

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Amazon’s new food delivery program might soon have some competition. Munchery, a San Francisco-based startup that delivers meals to customers, is planning to expand to Seattle by early 2013. The two programs are similar. Both deliver meals made by professional chefs to your door. Amazon, however, partners with restaurants around town...
More meals at your door? Munchery may expand to Seattle

Dealguru eats up rival Asian Room Service to heap pressure on Rocket-backed Food Panda

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There’s consolidation in Asia’s growing online food delivery space after Dealguru, the firm behind Southeast Asia buying site Deal.com.sg, found its appetite and gobbled up rival Asia Room Service on undisclosed terms. The deal will see Room Service Deliveries merged into Deal.com.sg’s 6-month-old ‘Dealivery’ service, the result (which requires no baking) will...
Dealguru eats up rival Asian Room Service to heap pressure on Rocket-backed Food Panda

Facebook Forces You To Smile When You're Unhappy

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“Success Theater” means only sharing an idealized version of yourself where you’re always happy. Now a bug in Facebook’s new mood sharing feature is taking that concept way too literally. Select that you’re “Unhappy” and Facebook adds a smiley face to your post instead of a frown emoticon. Alas, these...
Facebook Forces You To Smile When You're Unhappy
GrubHub, Seamless Merger Brings Bigger Online Food Delivery
Cash in on mobile, the third-wave of e-commerce

Xbox Live launches app for Pizza Hut food delivery

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A new Microsoft Xbox Live app, scheduled to launch on April 23, will allow users of the gaming and media service to order Pizza Hut products directly from the Xbox 360 console. The new app gives customers access to the restaurant's entire menu, and features full Kinect integration in addition...
Xbox Live launches app for Pizza Hut food delivery
Frozen food goes gourmet, arrives on your doorstep

Magic Email Startup Movable Ink Raises $11 Million After Growing Revenue From $2,000 To Multiple Millions

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If you look beyond the over-hyped, revenue-less startups in New York, you'll find other entrepreneurs who are quiet and heads-down, creating real businesses. One of those entrepreneurs is Vivek Sharma. After a year of tremendous growth, investors have rewarded his company, Movable Ink, handsomely with an $11 million Series B...
Magic Email Startup Movable Ink Raises $11 Million After Growing Revenue From $2,000 To Multiple Millions
New delivery option Fresh Dish gives a man a fish, and teaches him how to cook it
GrubHub Track Your Grub offers SMS updates and complete food delivery tracking
Backed By $500K From Battery Ventures, Science Inc.'s Fresh Dish Launches Ready-To-Cook Dinner Kits Delivered To Your Door

Amazon prepares to extend business into online food delivery

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Internet giant to start delivering groceries in the US with a view to replicating the venture in the UK if it proves successfulAmazon is reported to be gearing up to take on another sector - the $1tn (£650bn) a year US food market. If successful, the venture could be replicated...
Amazon prepares to extend business into online food delivery
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