2019 was a banner year for DoorDash. We made progress towards our mission of empowering local economies by providing access to opportunity for Merchants, Dashers, and Consumers: we connected more Consumers in more communities to the best of their neighborhoods; we provided more Dashers more economic opportunity through increased earnings and greater transparency, and we created more ways for more Merchants to grow their business.
There’s a lot more to do, and we’re super excited by what 2020 has in store. But for now, let’s take a look at how we got here.
Connecting More Consumers in More Communities to the Best of Their Neighborhoods
At the start of 2013, DoorDash was only in California — fast forward, and today we serve all 50 states in the United States. In 2019, we also launched in Puerto Rico and Australia and expanded into even more markets in Canada.
We launched in our 100th Canadian market, and DoorDash now serves all provinces in Canada, covering 60% of the population.We expanded down under in September into our first city outside North America in Melbourne, followed by a November launch in Sydney. Today, DoorDash reaches 40% of Australians nationwide.We launched in Puerto Rico, our first predominantly Spanish speaking market, and now cover