Jason Del Rey

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Sequoia Leads $8.5 Million Investment in Same-Day Grocery Delivery Startup Instacart

Instacart, a startup that lets shoppers order same-day grocery delivery from a handful of local stores, has raised a Series A round of $8.5 million, led by Sequoia Capital. Sequoia’s Michael Moritz will join the company’s board. He also served on the board of Web 1.0 delivery service Webvan. Instacart doesn’t have relationships with the stores, which include Trader Joe’s and Costco, but instead simply hires shoppers to travel to the different shops to complete a customer’s order. The cost of delivery depends on how quickly you want your ordered goods; the service is currently limited to the San Francisco Bay Area.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus