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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik