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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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California to pay off unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 pandemic

California Gov. Gavin Newsom. Photo: Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

California will pay off the accumulated unpaid rent that has piled up during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AP reports.

Why it matters: The move would fulfill a promise to landlords to help them to break even, while giving renters relief, the AP writes.

U.S. announces destinations for 55 million more COVID vaccine doses

President Biden at a press conference on the final day of the G7 summit. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration on Monday announced a list of countries that will receive the remaining 55 million COVID-19 vaccine doses that the U.S. has pledged to allocate by the end of this month.

The state of play: The White House had previously named the recipients of the first 25 million of the 80 million doses that the U.S. has pledged to export, as it took its first step toward becoming a global vaccine supplier.

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