Actress-singer Selena Gomez has been named as an investor in startup Gopuff, a company valued at $15 billion,recognized for delivering meals and groceries in report time.
On Tuesday, the 29-year-old Grammy nominee informed Fortune that she was impressed the primary time she acquired a delivery from the company’s service. “The first time I heard about Gopuff was one night time after I was hanging out with some mates at house,” the singer informed Fortune. “We wanted one thing from the shop, however nobody wished to hop in the automotive and drive, so somebody prompt Gopuff. I used to be blown away by how rapidly our order arrived.”
“After that, I started listening to their title and seeing the Gopuff model pop up throughout,” she added.
Though she didn’t reveal how a lot she invested, the singer additionally spoke about what she hopes to work on and make investments in in the longer term. “When that deal closed, I used to be past thrilled and it actually piqued my curiosity in the opposite facets of business and investing,” Gomez stated. “As for what’s subsequent, I’ve just a few issues up my sleeve.”
According to Fortune, which introduced the news, Gopuff differs from corporations like DoorDash and Postmates, because the startup, based in 2013, owns its stock, which is obtainable on its platform. So far, the company owns 550 micro-fulfillment facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom, and deliveries arrive in lower than half-hour.
Along with the funding, ice cream from Gomez’ Serendipity Brands, which Gomez co-owns, will likely be supplied on the platform. “We’re tremendous passionate about working with native manufacturers,” the company’s SVP Dan Folkman informed Fortune.
“Selena was clearly already a associate [in Serendipity] and she or he has her personal taste. So to have the ability to deliver that taste to the market and have it as a spot the place individuals can get it on Gopuff, we expect is a homerun.”
He added, “For celebrities like Selena to advertise a product on social media and inside 20 minutes, have it at somebody’s door is game-changing for manufacturers.”
On the opposite hand, Selena Gomez collaborated with Colombian singer Camilo in a tune titled 999, which was launched on August 27, 2021.
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