Delivery service Gopuff acquires rideOS for $115 million – TechCrunch

On-demand items, meals and alcohol supply service Gopuff has acquired fleet administration platform rideOS for $115 million, sources conversant in the deal say.

This acquisition comes just some months after the Philadelphia-based startup introduced a $1.15 billion funding spherical at a $eight.9 billion valuation, up from $three.9 billion in October. Final fall, the corporate additionally raised $380 million and acquired BevMo, a beverage retailer. Gopuff didn’t share its up to date valuation with this new acquisition.

Gopuff offers supply of all the pieces from cleansing and pet merchandise to over-the-counter medicine and meals in additional than 650 U.S. cities, charging $1.95 for supply that occurs in 30 minutes or much less and is accessible both very late and even 24/7.

This shall be extremely essential as the corporate seems to broaden into New York this yr, a spot the place residents count on excessive hire costs to come back with the chance to have something from hummus to diapers delivered at four a.m. Talking of diapers, Gopuff advised TechCrunch it has simply doubled its child class and added a whole bunch of recent native merchandise, and that it has expanded to delivering magnificence merchandise and “better-for-you” merchandise, which appear to be a mixture of natural stuff and more healthy snacks.

Gopuff additionally acquired U.Okay.-based Fancy Supply in Could, marking its first entrance into worldwide markets. As the corporate prepares to broaden in additional advanced and high-density cities and enter into new verticals, Gopuff says rideOS’s tech geared towards superior routing, advanced dispatch and fleet optimization shall be important. The corporate goals to make use of its new IP to higher energy multimodal deliveries and scale back supply instances.

By buying rideOS, Gopuff additionally hopes to enhance its unit economics and develop new instruments to assist each its supply managers and companions be extra organized and environment friendly on the bottom, the corporate says. RideOS, a platform created and led by former Uber, Google and Apple staff within the mapping and ride-hailing house, sees this acquisition as an opportunity to scale and keep on the forefront of defining the Prompt Wants economic system.

“Gopuff’s mission and world ambition to be the world’s go-to answer for rapid on a regular basis wants is a pure extension of rideOS’ imaginative and prescient to construct software program that effectively strikes folks and issues all through the world,” mentioned Justin Ho, co-founder and CEO of rideOS, in an announcement. “Given Gopuff’s exponential progress, we count on to considerably improve our headcount by the tip of this yr, increasing our presence in Silicon Valley, Pittsburgh, and Berlin.”

This text was up to date to mirror the confirmed pricing of the acquisition.