Delivery-only Maple shuts down operations

May 8, 2017

High-profile meal delivery startup Maple shut down operations Monday in New York City, the company said in a letter to customers.

Some Maple employees will be joining London-based Deliveroo, a similar company with operations in 12 countries, said Maple co-founders Caleb Merkl and Akshay Navle in their letter.

“We set out two years ago with a big idea about a new approach to food delivery and the lofty ambition of turning an industry on its head,” Merkl and Navle said.

Maple differentiated itself from typical restaurants by offering delivery only by employees.

Startup investors in a $22 million Series A