Bandit, founded in 2019, relocated its headquarters from New York to Austin in September of 2020 because it offered the startup an opportunity to experiment with curbside and drive-through technology in a booming city, according to a company blog post.
The financial terms of the acquisition of Bandit by GoPuff were not disclosed.
Bandit had raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital from Alex Pattis and four other investors, according to Crunchbase. GoPuff, founded in 2013, has raised $2.4 billion in venture capital to date.
Bandit is all about contactless delivery of a cup of premium coffee, matcha, or ice cream. It also offers sandwiches and local pastries. Bandit is a mobile app that allows customers to browse a menu, place an order and receive rewards for purchases. Bandit competes with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts and other coffee shops.
“We’re proud to serve delicious coffee, a full matcha bar, exciting new treats like ice cream, and a menu full of local offerings like Tacodeli breakfast tacos, pastries from Texas French Bread, and other treats from Easy Tiger,” the company wrote in a blog post when it moved here last year.
Editor’s note: This story was briefly taken down because a representative from GoPuff said it was incorrect. GoPuff says the acquisition took place last year. A PR firm representing Bandit sent a release saying the acquisition took place last week. The story has been updated.