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Deliv Inc.
Company typePrivate
IndustryPackage delivery
Founded2012; 12 years ago (2012) in Menlo Park, California
FounderDaphne Carmeli (CEO)
Defunct2020 (2020)
FateAcquired by Target Corporation
United States

Deliv Inc. was a Menlo Park-based crowdshipping, same-day delivery startup[1] Deliv provided last mile transportation services.[2] Deliv was founded in 2012 by Daphne Carmeli, who also ws CEO of the company, and offered same-day service to mall shoppers.[3][4]

Deliv raised $12.35 million in funding from the four largest mall operators in the U.S.,[5] as well as General Catalyst, Redpoint Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Operators Fund and PivotNorth as well as strategic investors including UPS, Google, Enterprise Holdings, and GM.[1] Deliv's drivers were required to undergo an extensive filtering process.[6] In 2017, the company announced an expansion of its service to 33 markets and 1,400 cities, up from 19 markets previously.[7]

In May 2020, Deliv announced Target buys delivery startup Deliv [8] with Carmeli and Deliv team joining the retailer. Target had previously acquired delivery companies Shipt and Grand Junction both in 2017.[9]

See also[edit]

  • Shipt: another delivery company acquired by Target Corporation
  • Gig worker: Deliv employed workers as part of the "gig economy"
  • Roadie (app): Similar, still operating service in the US


  1. ^ a b Sailors, John (March 28, 2013). "Deliv launching same-day delivery, raises $1 million". San Francisco Business Times.
  2. ^ Bowman, Robert (June 17, 2014). "Will Google Shopping Express Help Retailers Fend Off Challenge From Amazon?". Forbes.
  3. ^ Drake, Sarah (February 24, 2014). "Retail delivery startup Deliv raises $4.5M". Silicon Valley Business Journal.
  4. ^ Bensinger, Greg (December 12, 2013). "Startup Offers Same-Day Delivery at Shopping Malls". Wall Street Journal.
  5. ^ Bensinger, Greg (February 24, 2014). "Same-Day Delivery Startup Deliv Gets $4.5 Million Vote of Confidence". Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ Somerville, Heather (December 12, 2013). "Palo A lot Startup Deliv Brings Same-Day Delivery To Malls". SiliconBeat.
  7. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (August 31, 2017). "Same day delivery startup expands to 1400 cities, rivaling Amazon's Prime now". Tech Crunch. Retrieved September 14, 2021.
  8. ^ Dickey, Megan Rose; Perez, Sarah (May 7, 2020). "Target to acquire same-day delivery tech from Deliv". TechCrunch. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  9. ^ Kumar, Kavita (May 8, 2020). "Target buys technology assets of delivery startup Deliv". Star Tribune. Retrieved September 15, 2021.