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You're probably familiar with Postmates -- "the food delivery, grocery delivery, whatever-you-can-think-of delivery service to bring what you crave right to your door."
You might even use Postmates all the time.
But did you know that back in June 2016, Kevin Durant and his agent/business partner, Rich Kleiman, invested in the company? How did that happen?
thanks for the love!— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) January 13, 2018
"I'm hungry one day, and Rich was like, 'Yeah, [this company will] bring you food from any restaurant.' I'm like, 'They've got an app like that? Can you call somebody up there?" KD explained to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. "We need to get involved, because we use this s**t on a day-to-day basis.' "
If only it was that simple!
It was a very savvy business move by Durant and Kleiman because last month we learned the company is doing quite well.
JUST IN: On demand delivery service Postmates has closed an investment round that values the company at $1.85 Billion. Sources say low seven-figure investment made by @KDTrey5 & his business arm @35Ventures in the summer of 2016 is up more than 10 TIMES. pic.twitter.com/AaxiVtxcPU— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 11, 2019
Speaking of Thirty Five Ventures:
The company has 10 employees at the moment, but it is moving into a new office building in New York City as it continues what Durant insists is a careful expansion.
Hmmmmm. You haven't read anything about Durant and New York in the last couple of weeks, have you?
Just having some fun ...
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller