Delivery startup Caviar has begun picking up steam in recent months, adding previously delivery-free spots like Tacolicious, Wise Sons, Alta CA, and Monk's Kettle to its arsenal, and gaining serious traction in New York by delivering for the likes of Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Katz's, Motorino, and Pok Pok. Now they've added cash money to the equation: TechCrunch reports that the SF-based company just received $15 million in funding, a significant influx of cash that will allow it to expand to D.C. and six more cities in the next six weeks. (It's already online in Seattle as well.)
Caviar isn't the only player in the delivery wars: locally-based Postmates, which delivers restaurant food alongside more quotidian items, raised $16 million in February, while other delivery startups that do the cooking, like Munchery, Sprig, and Spoonrocket, are collecting cash of their own. Caviar's "elite" collection of restaurants is designed to appeal to big spenders and to companies ordering in, with an average order of $80. One factor that makes Caviar stand out: the Winklevii are among its biggest investors.
· Caviar Raises $15 Million Led By Tiger Global [TechCrunch]