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DoorDash CEO Tony Xu appears on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Photo: Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images.

On-demand food delivery company DoorDash has raised $400 million in new venture capital funding at a $7.1 billion post-money valuation.

Why it matters: DoorDash is in a battle for market share with rivals like GrubHub and Uber Eats, with some in the space believing that cash will be the ultimate kingmaker.

  • Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek and Dragoneer Invesment Management co-led the round, with return investments from firms like SoftBank Vision Fund, DST Global, Coatue Management, GIC, Sequoia Capital and Y Combinator.

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu tells Axios that the company's top-line delivery value has grown 325% year-over-year and that it is profitable in its "earliest markets." He declined to break down the financials further, save for referencing a comment last year that the company had a $1.25 billion revenue run rate, nor would he identify the profitable markets.

He adds that he isn't paying much attention to the upcoming IPO of rival Postmates, and that proceeds from the new round will be used, in part, to expand its DoorDash Drive last-mile logistics platform and DashPass subscription product. The company also plans to significantly increase its 1,000-person headcount, and eventually expand into non-food products.

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Data: United Network for Organ Sharing; Chart: Baidi Wang/Axios

More than 41,000 Americans underwent an organ transplant in 2021, a new record and a 6% increase from 2020, when the pandemic caused a slight slowdown of the life-saving procedures.

Why it matters: There are more transplant patients than ever, and they are particularly vulnerable to the worst effects of COVID because of their compromised immune systems — although vaccines provide important protection.

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Senators make bipartisan trip to Ukraine after divisive Russia vote

Ukrainian President Zelensky. Photo: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

A bipartisan group of seven U.S. senators met Monday in Kyiv with President Volodymyr Zelensky and other top officials as Ukraine and the West brace for the possibility of an imminent Russian invasion.

Why it matters: The delegation is seeking to project a united front with Ukraine, following a divisive Senate vote on Thursday in which Democrats blocked sanctions Zelensky's government was seeking against the Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

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Thousands without power as "hazardous" winter storm lashes East Coast

Satellite imagery of the Northeastern U.S. taken by NOAA on Jan. 17. Photo: NOAA

A major winter storm lashed much of the East Coast Sunday and Monday, causing widespread power outages and disrupting travel over the holiday weekend.

The latest: Authorities in North Carolina confirmed that two people died in a car crash and that they responded 600 vehicle accidents during the storm on Sunday, per the Washington Post.

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