Whether you want to order takeout at midnight, new sunglasses, a homemade pasta maker, or literally anything else — there's a delivery service out there for basically everything and anything. Of course, you're familiar with your favorite door-to-door delivery giants, but we want to make sure you know about the rapidly-growing delivery startups working to make waves in the industry, too! And if you're looking to jump on board and grow your career with one of these delivery startups, great news — they're all hiring! Check out our latest roundup of the Top Delivery Startups Hiring in 2022:

Tortoise

Why We Love ‘Em

Tortoise is here to uncover the smartest, most efficient local delivery available by combining logistics with automation and innovation. They’ve created smart, remotely-operated delivery robots that are loaded up with your order by the store and safely make their way to your door (and then return themselves, too)! While it may sound like something out of a futuristic movie, Tortoise delivery carts are sustainable, contactless, and save up to $11 per delivery compared to their human delivery driver counterparts.

How They Got Started

With respective backgrounds in tech and transportation at Apple and Uber, co-founders Dmitry Shevelenko and David Graham came together to found Tortoise. With a robust background consulting for new product concepts, Graham was working with a lawnmower client when he realized that if parts typically used for smartphones (like cameras, accelerometers, wireless connectivity, etc.) could run a lawnmower remotely, this technology could also be applied to revolutionize micro mobility and local delivery. Shevelenko, with his background in public transit tech, also realized that many of the industry’s common pain points could be solved by automating delivery, and so the two founders got to work to bring Tortoise to streets & sidewalks across the US.

Funding

Since 2019, Tortoise has secured $11.1 million in funding across 6 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For

As Tortoise looks to ramp up operations for this next quarter and beyond, they’re looking to expand their roster of talent and are currently hiring in both Software & Engineering.


Shipt

Why We Love ‘Em

Meet Shipt — they’re going above and beyond what you might expect from your typical same-day grocery delivery service. While there are dozens of options to get your home essentials and groceries delivered to your door, Shipt has made positive, personal relationships between their shoppers, members, and partners their #1 priority — taking extra care to make every delivery experience feel curated and meaningful.

How They Got Started

Shipt was founded by longtime Birmingham-based entrepreneur, Bill Smith. In 2014, Smith had just sold his recent project, a financial tech company called Insight, to a public company. Smith and his wife also happened to have two children under the age of 2 at the time. He had alrerady been toying with ideas for same day deliveries when the inspiration actually struck. It was during a treacherous trip to the grocery store that ended with the aforementioned youngsters screaming and being toted to the car, that Smith finally knew he had to solve the grocery dilemma. His idea was to create a same-day grocery service and tailor it to fit the “need it now” demand of the market, and with that idea, Shipt was born!

Funding

Since 2016, Shipt has secured $65.2 million in funding across 3 rounds and was acquired by the Target Corporation in 2017 for $550 million.

Who They’re Looking For

At the heart of Shipt is their team of proactive and passionate doers and dreamers working to bring a little love back to the delivery industry. Right now, they’re looking to expand this team across Data Science, Product, Marketing, and more!


GoPuff

Why We Love ‘Em

Just got home from the grocery store and realize you forgot paper towels? Want to snag a 6 pack before the big game starts? Or maybe you’re just craving a pint of ice cream at 12am? In all cases, it’s GoPuff to the rescue! They operate fulfillment warehouses in over 1,000 cities, offering 20-minute delivery service on home essentials, alcohol, snacks, groceries, and more — 24 hours a day.

How They Got Started

The idea for GoPuff came to co-founders Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola in 2013 while they were classmates at Drexel University. Yakir, the only one in their friend group with a car, was running errands for friends all the time. Their concept was to create a wide-reaching delivery service that felt like your friend with a car running errands for you (without Yakir having to rack up the miles anymore for their own friends). They drafted mockups for their app on the back of class notes, and three months later, they were delivering orders all around campus. Today, GoPuff has over 10,000 employees and has expanded across the US and Europe.

Funding

Since 2015, GoPuff has secured $3.4 billion in funding across 9 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For

As GoPuff continues to expand across the US and into Europe, they’re looking for tons of new talent to hop on board and make an impact. Right now, they’re hiring across Data & Analytics, Creative, Marketing, Engineering, Corporate Operations, and much more.

Dumpling

Why We Love ‘Em

Dumpling has reimagined the grocery delivery experience with a community-oriented approach. Their platform not only connects you to local shoppers, but makes it possible for anyone to launch their own grocery-delivery business. As the Uber & Lyft of the grocery delivery industry, Dumpling has built a local model that both shoppers and customers can feel good about.

How They Got Started

When they first started out, Dumpling co-founders Joel Shapiro and Nate D’Anna weren’t necessarily looking to take on the gig economy, but as they asked themselves, “​​What can we do to help more people gain greater control, autonomy, and flexibility over the way they work?” the approach became more obvious. As it were, thousands of independent contractors felt underpaid and in many cases, even exploited by large on-demand delivery apps. Shapiro & D’Anna realized that the only thing standing in the way of workers and autonomy over their own business was access to the right technology. So, they built it — and Dumpling was born.

Funding

Since 2018, Dumpling has secured $10 million in funding across 3 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For

As Dumpling continues to revamp the gig economy for grocery delivery, they’re expanding their Seattle and Berkeley-based teams. Right now, they’re hiring across Product Management and Engineering.


GoShare

Why We Love ‘Em

Next time you need to move, ship, or store something, think of GoShare like that friend with the truck you need to borrow. Their app works to connect anyone who needs on-demand delivery, moving, and hauling services with reliable, low-cost local carriers and independent contractors. Over 75,000 customers and 10,000 carriers (even Costco!) trust GoShare for the most effective last-mile delivery service available. As an EvoNexus graduate, GoShare has been recognized as a Most Promising Venture from The University of Delaware 4 years in a row.

How They Got Started

GoShare founder and University of Delaware graduate Shaun Savage had spent the early part of his career working in software and SEO when in 2014, the inspiration struck. Savage had finally found himself fed up with the outdated, clumsy process of renting a truck to move or haul something. “Every year I found myself renting a truck for one reason or another … It was always a bad experience,” he recalled when asked about his inspiration for the company. He thought that if Uber & Lyft can make it easy to access a car on demand, why can’t you access a truck on demand too? The idea for GoShare took off when Savage brought the company to Delaware to partner with Costco. Today, alongside Costco and thousands of other partners, GoShare is becoming one of the largest marketplaces of trucks, vans & delivery professionals in the world.

Funding

Since 2015, GoShare has secured $8 million in funding across 4 rounds.

Who They’re Looking For

As GoShare works toward their mission to make delivery & hauling more accessible and useful, they’re looking to expand their global team. Right now, they’re hiring across Sales, Customer Service, Business Development, Executive Operations, and more.




Whether you're excited to find that perfect career match with a Delivery startup or you’re just diving back in to explore your options, we’ll be here with top career recommendations when you need ‘em! If you think you’d make a great match for any of the companies listed above, get out there with your resume and get after it! If you’re looking to get an insider referral to a top, fast-growing startup, make sure to sign up for Planted now.