Darkstore is a technology-driven same-day delivery option on every website that enables access to better products to make both people's lives and the world a better place.
Darkstore is changing the way premier brands connect their products with customers through same-day and direct to consumer delivery experiences nationwide.
Darkstore was founded in 2017 by Lee Hnetinka and is based in San Francisco, California.
Darkstore works by exploiting excess capacity in storage facilities, malls and bodegas and enables them to be fulfillment centers with just a smartphone. The idea is that brands without local inventory can store it in a Darkstore and then ship out same-day. Darkstore charges brands across three areas: fulfillment, storage and delivery.
Darkstore has built a platform-agnostic, cost-effective way for brands. The company has worked with the likes of Nike, premium headphones maker Master & Dynamic, mattress startup Tuft & Needle and others.
Darkstore has more than 600 fulfillment centers across 39 cities in the U.S., including Honolulu, Toledo, Ohio and Omaha, Nebraska.
Darkstore is backed by investors including EQT Ventures, Cota Capital, Village Global, Firebolt Ventures along with other private and venture investors. The company raised $20M from a "Series B" round on Sep 19, 2019. This latest financing brings Darkstore's total funding to more than $30M to date.