Instacart hired Nick Giovanni, a top Goldman Sachs tech dealmaker, as its next chief financial officer, a strong indication that the grocery delivery service is planning to go public. Giovanni, who spent more than 20 years at Goldman Sachs and most recently served as the bank’s Head of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group, will start at Instacart on Jan. 27. Goldman said...
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