Postmates is a logistics company that operates a network of couriers who deliver goods locally. It is closely compared to Uber, Lyft, or Waiter.com because of its use of mobile phones to receive orders and dispatch delivery drivers.
Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under an hour. Available for iPhone, Android and on the web.
Postmates was founded in Mar 2011 by Sam Street, Sean Plaice, and Bastian Lehmann. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Postmates has over 65,000 active couriers and it operates the largest on-demand delivery fleet in 44 major US metropolitan markets & in Mexico City.
Postmates has raised a total of $278M in 8 funding rounds. The company received their last funding on Sep 16, 2016, where they cashed $140M from Founders Fund & 2 other investors in a "Series D" funding. It has also acquired Bold, Hey! Inc. & Sosh to date.
Postmates is in collaborations with Starbucks, Chipotle, 7-Eleven, Walgreens and Apple & other major companies in US.