Traditional retailers like Albertsons, Walmart, and Target are clambering to acquire delivery-focused tech startups in the grocery race against Amazon.
Beijing-based Didi secures $4B from SoftBank and Mubadala to surpass Uber as the most well-funded VC-backed unicorn in the world.
Dietary supplement companies are moving away from big box retail, focusing on subscriptions and extreme personalization.
With automakers vying for access to fresh tech and talent in autonomy, manufacturing, and beyond, we analyze the 5 most active OEMs in startup investment and M&A since 2014.
The $68B gorilla continues to expand globally in places like India and Brazil and is still chasing autonomous driving. However, it will have to stem its losses ahead of an eventual IPO, which may lead to rollbacks in contested regions like Southeast Asia.
Chinese ride-hailing unicorn Didi Chuxing received a $5.5B round last quarter, while other on-demand startups Go-JEK, Ele.me, and Lyft also raised $500M+ mega-rounds.
While some startups are chasing an electrified, autonomous, and shared automotive future, others are working to improve contemporary service and retail processes.
The meal and grocery delivery space has had an eventful past quarter, from the IPOs of Blue Apron and Delivery Hero to Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods.