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China Roundup: Y Combinator’s short-lived China dream

China Roundup: Y Combinator’s short-lived China dream Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Last week, we looked at how Alibaba and Tencent fared in the last quarter; the […]

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Deliveroo launches food orders for pick up

Deliveroo launches food orders for pick up Don’t Deliveroo . The UK-based on-demand food delivery service has expanded into not actually delivering orders by offering users a pick-up option, called ‘Pickup’, as an alternative to paying a delivery fee and waiting in for lunch to arrive. The new ‘click & collection’ service […]

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Deliveroo is exiting the German market

Deliveroo is exiting the German market UK on-demand food delivery startup Deliveroo is pulling the plug on its service in Germany. The startup expanded into the market more than four years ago. But in an email sent to users it writes that — “regrettably” — it will be exiting Germany on August […]

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Just Eat and Takeaway.com reach agreement to gobble each other

Just Eat and Takeaway.com reach agreement to gobble each other The boards of Just Eat and Takeaway.com have reached agreement to combine their two European food delivery businesses. The pair of publicly listed companies announced they were in talks to combine their businesses a week ago, saying then that talks were at […]

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Ordermark, the online-delivery order management service for restaurants, raises $18 million

Ordermark, the online-delivery order management service for restaurants, raises million Los Angeles-based Ordermark, the online delivery management service for restaurants founded by the scion of the famous, family-owned Canters Deli, said it has raised $18 million in a new round of funding. The round was led by Boulder-based Foundry Group. All of […]

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Go-Jek doubles down on India with yet another talent acquisition

Go-Jek doubles down on India with yet another talent acquisition Go-Jek may be based in Southeast Asia, but the multi-billion-dollar ride-hailing firm continues to tap India for engineering talent. The Indonesia-headquartered firm announced today that it has acquired AirCTO, a recruitment platform based in Gurgaon. The acquisition, the price of which has […]

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Glovo faces safety protests after delivery rider killed on the job

Glovo faces safety protests after delivery rider killed on the job Spanish on-demand delivery startup Glovo is facing angry protests from couriers on its platform following the death of a 22-year-old rider on Saturday in Barcelona where the business is headquartered. Local press reports that the man, a Nepalese national called Pujan […]

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India’s Ola switches gears on its food delivery business Foodpanda

India’s Ola switches gears on its food delivery business Foodpanda India’s Ola, which has expanded to select international markets and set ambitious goals for its electric vehicles business, is struggling with selling food. So it is making major changes to its food business. The ride-hailing giant is pivoting Foodpanda, the Indian business […]

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India’s ride-hailing giant Ola hits the brakes on food delivery business Foodpanda

India’s ride-hailing giant Ola hits the brakes on food delivery business Foodpanda India’s ride-hailing giant Ola, which has expanded to select international markets and set ambitious goals for its electric vehicles business, is struggling with selling food. Ola has suspended local operations of Foodpanda, the Indian business of the food delivery startup […]

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A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh

A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh At just 26, Waiz Rahim is supposed to be involved in the family business, having returned home in 2016 with an engineering degree from the University of Southern California. Instead, the young entrepreneur is plotting to build the Amazon of Bangladesh. Deligram, Rahim’s […]

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