Barcelona's Glovo scores €30 million from Rakuten and others to boost its on-demand local delivery services

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, alongside other investors, have pumped more than 30 million euros into Barcelona-based on-demand pickup and delivery startup Glovo, according to Spanish media including La Vanguardia (via EU-Startups).

Glovo provides a platform to connect independent couriers (called 'Glovers') with people or businesses who would like to get anything picked up and delivered locally. The company operates in a rather large number of European cities already, but will presumably use the fresh funding to bolster its internationalisation efforts. The round has not been confirmed yet, mind you.

Fun fact: Rakuten is also the main sponsor of FC Barcelona.

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