The quick commerce competition is heading up and one UCLA student has found a niche way to stand out: targeting hungry college students. The UCLA-based startup Duffl recently raised $12 million in a Series A round and it has plans to keep growing. Read more >>
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Unlike DoorDash, Instacart, Shipt or UberEats, the UCLA-based startup Duffl stocks its own hyper-localized inventory at micro-fulfillment centers, also known as “dark stores.” What also differentiates Duffl from other major competitors is that it relies on e-scooters — rather than cars or e-bikes — and it targets college students. For now, it's offered at UCLA, USC, UC Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley.
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