Dumpling is the first and only company that empowers individuals to launch, run and grow independent grocery shopping and delivery businesses.

Dumpling is on a mission to make personal grocery delivery so good that you'll think you went to the store yourself.

Dumpling was founded in 2017 by Joel Shapiro, Nate D’Anna and Tom Schoelhammer. The company is headquartered in Berkeley, California and Seattle, Washington.


Dumpling provides everything a shopper needs to run their own business, including a store front & app, a programmable debit card, working capital, CRM, marketing automation, and demand generation. Shoppers make 3X more and their clients receive the most personal shopping experience that gets better with every shop.


Dumpling powers more than 2,000 grocery shopping and delivery business owners in all 50 states, providing the tools, technology, and business support that individuals need to succeed. This model also uplevels the client experience, allowing them to choose their own shopper and pay in-store prices with no mark-ups.


Dumpling is backed by Forerunner Ventures, Floodgate, FUEL Capital and others. The company raised $6.5M in Series A round on June 17, 2020. This brings Dumpling's total funding to $10M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $10M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Berkeley
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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