Disruptor 50 2020

12. DoorDash

Founders: Tony Xu (CEO), Andy Fang, Stanley Tang
Launched: 2013
Headquarters: San Francisco
 $2 billion
Valuation: $12.7 billion
Key technologies:
Artificial intelligence, machine learning
 Food delivery, logistics
Previous appearances on Disruptor 50 List: 1 (No. 18 in 2019)

George Kavallines

The coronavirus pandemic may have driven people from restaurants to eating at home, but that doesn't mean everyone has been cooking. Food-delivery platforms like DoorDash have been busier than ever. The San Francisco-based company is the country's biggest platform, connecting customers with their favorite restaurants in more than 5,000 cities in all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. DoorDash partners with over 310,000 restaurants, including The Cheesecake Factory, Wendy's, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-A and McDonald's. It's a crowded field, with DoorDash battling UberEats, GrubHub, and Postmates for dominance.

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To help its hard-hit restaurant partners during the pandemic, DoorDash eliminated or reduced some of the commission fees it charges. DoorDash, and other third-party aggregators, can charge restaurants commissions as high as 30% on the orde