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Postmates' Explosive Growth Is Kinda Bonkers

The truth is in the numbers, and Postmates' are very impressive


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Postmates' co-founder and CEO Bastian Lehmann tweeted out an infographic yesterday that should make a few other startups jealous. The numbers show that the delivery service app is scaling exponentially.

Business Insider reports that Postmates initially required 116 weeks to reach 500,000 cumulative deliveries, then only 20 weeks to repeat the milestone, and just recently, only 10 weeks to hit the same number.

Currently, Postmates —based in SoMa— operates in 20 cities, but it has plans to expand its markets in terms of both locations and merchants. So we can all expect that growth curve to increase at an even steeper angle.