Middle Bit: Uber Eats launches in Des Moines

Uber Eats Uber Eats started delivering in Iowa on Thursday, with its first locations in the Des Moines area.

Uber Eats started its first Iowa location in Des Moines on Thursday, offering delivery from over 40 restaurants to downtown Des Moines, Urbandale, Windsor Heights and the Drake neighborhood.

The Des Moines Register reported the story on Tuesday.

According to the story, Uber Eats is offering two free deliveries from now until March 29. The delivery fee is typically $5.99.

To use Uber Eats, download the app on a mobile device or computer and view the restaurant menu to place an order. The app allows customers to track their order and choose where to have it delivered.

Uber uses its same ride-sharing drivers to deliver food.

More: Cedar Valley Food Runner: Delivery in 2018

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Colorado

Faction, a Denver-based provider of multi-cloud storage solutions, raised $18 million in Series B funding – BuiltinColorado.com

Boulder’s Inscripta raises $55.5 million to advance its gene editing technology – The Denver Post

Illinois

LandscapeHub, a Chicago-based provider of an online B2B marketplace to connect buyers and suppliers raised $4.4m in seed funding and $1 million in venture debt – FinSMEs

Hazel Technologies, Inc., a Chicago-based agricultural technology company closed $3.26 million in Series A funding – FinSMEs

Figo Pet Insurance, a Chicago-based Insurtech startup for pet owners raised $4 million in funding – FinSMEs

Foxtrot, a Chicago-based next-generation corner store, secured $6 million in Series A funding – FinSMEs

Iowa

How he did it: Confessions of a lottery scammer – The Des Moines Register

 

Missouri

Arch Angels report $11 million in 2017 investments – STLtoday.com