If you head to the BlueChilli-backed Liquorun website, you’ll see this:
At first glance you may think this Melbourne-based startup has hit a crunch point. Maybe that they’re having a little trouble after expanding into Sydney earlier this year.
But it seems like it could be the exact opposite.
A source close to the company told Business Insider one of the co-founders Joel Macdonald is in New York working on a white label version of Swift, the logistics platform which runs Liquorun.
The source said there’s a big trial being run with a U.S. grocery delivery company. Business Insider understands that company is Instacart.
If it is on the money, it’s a huge win for the Australian startup. Instacart delivers groceries on demand and recently raised $US220 million at a nearly $US2 billion valuation.
Liquorun has been temporarily suspended as the team tries to meet the demands of the New York trial and the needs of the new partner.
Liquorun CEO Joel Macdonald said the service would be back up and running in a “few weeks” after a number of front and backend issues were ironed out.