How Glovo became one of Spain’s hottest startups

The Barcelona-based on-demand delivery app by a 23-year-old aerospace engineer now spans 14 countries with 7,000 couriers

While studying aerospace engineering in the US, Oscar Pierre felt a revolutionary shift in the retail sector underway. Consumers were migrating in droves from local stores to online marketplaces, a trend he thought would soon spread to the other parts of the world too. The Spaniard became one of the key entrepreneurs in Europe to ride this shift in consumer behaviour. Drawing inspiration from on-demand delivery service Postmates and the disruptive sharing-economy startups Airbnb and Uber, he set his sights on optimizing the B2C delivery sector in his country.  In 2015, Pierre and his seri...
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