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This Friday, the company announced the closure of that funding round with an additional $5 million investment from Anthos, for a final Series A of $8.25 million
Rafael Ilishayev, goPuff’s cofounder, said the investment will go towards launching an “aggressive” marketing campaign as the company, currently present in nine markets, plans its expansion.
“On each city we go to, we’ll be doubling up,” Ilishayev said. “We’ll be in roughly 18 new cities by the end of the year, with another three coming in the next six weeks.”
Here’s why this is such a major announcement: in an already crowded delivery market (featuring Postmates, Instacart, Favor and the like), a 2x expansion for the 40-employee operation is risky business.
Looks like it’s sink or swim time for goPuff.-30-
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