Rakuten has acquired Curbside, a mobile ordering and pickup startup. With the acquisition, the Tokyo-headquartered company plans to connect retailers and merchants with customers during order ahead and pickup transactions.Additionally, Curbside partners can use the Rakuten network, which includes more than 1 billion customers and merchants.

Curbside had previously raised between $40 million and $50 million in a funding round from investors including CVS, Index Ventures, Sutter Hull Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Chicago Ventures, and others.

The company, which uses predictive arrival technology to help fulfill orders, also developed ARRIVE, a mobile…