Instacart’s $350 Million Series E Financing

Cooley advised on-demand grocery delivery service Instacart on its $350 million Series E financing led by Coatue Management, a high-growth technology investment firm.

The latest round brings Instacart’s valuation to $4.35 billion. Cooley partners Bradley Libuit, Rachel Proffitt and Jon Avina led the team advising Instacart.

The financing comes on the heels of a period of accelerated growth for Instacart, including expansion across North America and partnerships with the eight largest grocers in North America – Kroger, Albertsons, Publix, Costco, Ahold-Delhaize, HEB, Loblaw and Sam’s Club. With the closing of this opportunistic fund, Instacart has raised more than $1 billion since its founding in 2012.

Instacart plans to leverage the capital to achieve its mission to change the way people grocery shop. This includes doubling the size of its team, continuing to rapidly expand its footprint across North America and investing in new products and services that improve the proposition for its customers, shoppers and retail partners.

Instacart helps people cross grocery shopping off their to-do lists with just a few clicks. Customers use Instacart’s website or app to fill their virtual shopping cart with items from their favorite, local stores and get connected with shoppers who hand pick the items and deliver them straight to their door in as little as one hour.

Cooley advised Instacart with a team including Bradley Libuit (Picture), Rachel Proffitt, Jon Avina and Kelsey Wilcox.

Involved fees earner: Bradley Libuit – Cooley LLP; Rachel Proffitt – Cooley LLP; Jon Avina – Cooley LLP; Kelsey Wilcox – Cooley LLP;

Law Firms: Cooley LLP;

Clients: Instacart Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti