Hello, Toronto!

Been so long, readers! How have you all been? Yes, we’ve been missing in action here for quite some time now. However, if you’ve been following us on our Social Media, you would know how busy we’ve been. So much has happened in the past few months that we’ll just stick to giving you a quick brief of what’s cooking at Team Daily Headquarters.

Yeah, Headquarters. Our Vancouver office is now our Head Office as we enter newer markets.

Exploring new waters and venturing into new territories is our plan of action for this year. We spent Winter 2016 planning our moves and now, with Spring, we’ve sprung into action.

To start our journey out of our home city, we decided on Toronto as the first stop. It took us some intense manpower, a great deal of planning, a whole lot of emails and a couple of tedious weeks to settle in. Now that we have settled in, we are beginning to replicate our Vancouver operations in Tdot.

The highlight of our Toronto move? Walmart!

How convenient is it to shop for your groceries while sitting in the comfort of your house? Super convenient, we say. Walmart heard you and have launched their Grocery Home Delivery services. Before you get too happy, it’s only in Toronto for now.
Being their delivery partner, we help fulfill numerous delivery orders throughout the day. So, just with the click of a button or tap on the app, you’ll have all your groceries delivered to your door steps in no time.
Here are some behind the scenes pictures of us going about our daily tasks with Walmart.

Fez helping with sorting the orders in the warehouse

 

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Delivery Specialists picking up and packing their orders

Apart from Walmart, we are also in talks with various other partners to make sure that the Bowtie Squad becomes recognizable in Toronto.

So, if you are a restaurant or store looking to partner with us, sign-up now on http://dailydelivery.ca/merchants.php

And, if you are a Delivery Specialist, get started with us on http://dailydelivery.ca/drivers.php

Let’s all join forces to make the Toronto chapter of Team Daily a success!

Wait, before we sign-off, here’s a BIG, WARM, HEARTFELT Thank You to everyone who has been supporting and encouraging us so far. Yes, we are talking about you, you and you, too.
Without you all, there’s no Team in Team Daily.

That’s all folks, we’ll now get back to planning some more awesomeness. Until next time 🙂

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It’s Investment Time for Team Daily with FrontFundr

If you have been following us from the past few months, you would know that Team Daily has been busy.

From closing some great accounts and starting new partnerships to working on our launch in other cities, we have been juggling multiple difficult tasks. This is very typical of the startup lifestyle and Team Daily thrives under that pressure.

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Even while balancing several tasks, a successful startup always has funding on their mind.

Meeting with different investors, pitching at countless events, and talking to numerous angel investors are the most common activities that startups think of when someone mentions funding.

How about equity crowdfunding? Equity crowdfunding is where a startup opens up their opportunity to the crowd allowing their customers and those closest to them to invest. Feeling a little skeptical?

Being in a business based on crowdsourcing resources, we were confident of this model. As our customers, you are so important to us that we want you to become investors and owners in our company. Without you, Daily wouldn’t exist, so we wanted to give you the opportunity to share in the benefits of ownership.

However, like every one of you, we also had questions. All of our questions were answered by the FrontFundr team in a way that made it simple for us to understand the process.

Now we are on their Pitch Place. So, you can invest in Team Daily just like Dragon Michelle Romanow did.
Who qualifies to invest? Everyone.
Is there a minimum amount to invest? Yes. It’s just $500 for shares in our company.

How to get started? Click on the link below for the details and become a member of the Bowtie Squad!

https://www.frontfundr.com/Entrepreneur/Company/1110

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Speaking of FrontFundr, they are doing a great job in bringing startups and investors in one place through their Fintech(financial technology) model.

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And, if you are still not convinced with this model of financing, in their first year of business, they have helped three local startups raise the funds they needed to grow.

Isn’t technology making everything easier? Get clicking to invest or seek investment.

We are with You!

Risk Warning
Please be aware. Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital as well as potential returns. Please read our Disclaimer before deciding to invest. We also recommend to go to Investright, a program of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC).

 

Daily Delivery on Dragons’ Den, Again!

Don’t we all just love Dragons’ Den? We do!
Don’t you all love Team Daily? If you are reading this blog, chances are that you do!

How about having Team Daily on Dragons’ Den again? Oh, not a repeat of the old segment but an entirely new segment? Sure, you would say.

Alright, alright, we did listen to you and so did CBC. Since our Stache Boys received a lot of love (read deals) in the Den, they decided to bring us back to your screens this year. This year? This week. Oh, this Wednesday, actually.

Now that we have pitched to the dragons and secured a deal, what are we doing in the Den this week? Read on to find out.

Some time during the sleepy winter months of 2015, we were asked by Dragons’ Den to film a follow-up segment. Just about a month into our first-ever television appearance, we were asked to prep-up for the second one already. We were excited. All the more happier since the filming was to take place in our office and our entire team was going to be a part of it.

From getting the haircuts right to keeping the stache stiff, the boys were preparing to show the camera a day in the life of Team Daily. Not a whole day but the busiest and the most important part of the day.

An early start to the day and seeing the filming equipment around, we were a little goofy.

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Lights, Camera, Mics, Director, Dragon, we felt as if we were being a part of the next big blockbuster.

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We did carry on normally with our daily activities but just had some extra guests and cameras watching us this time around.

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Did we do anything special? We officially welcomed Michele to Team Daily. Got her to see the action at the Rabbit Hole first hand and made her a part of the action, too. Without giving out the details, let’s just say that our very dear partners Thierry and De Beers were involved.

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The hustle bustle, the laughter, the activity and the red all over made us feel like Christmas had come in early.
After a whole day of filming, we were tired but thrilled to show everyone what Team Daily is usually up to when not talking to you.

See you all on CBC this Wednesday! Do tell us how we did especially the team members since the Stache bros are used to the limelight now 😉

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You Were Fantastic, 2015!

Full of surprises, Fantastic and Fabulous! These three words sum up 2015 for Team Daily. As a startup, each day is a different adventure and we have thoroughly enjoyed the last 365 days.

Every day, it is the trust of our Customers, hard work of our Delivery Specialists and the backing of our Internal Team that keeps us going.

Before we begin to talk about the remarkable things that Team Daily did in 2015, we would like to thank everyone for their support. Going by the things we have planned for 2016, be assured, you will only be proud of us.

Our year began with some press coverage. Being one of the first times, we were ecstatic. Thank you Business in Vancouver and 24Hrs Vancouver for making our year start on a  news-tastic note. Both these articles spoke about Team Daily, our business model and scooters. You would have seen our scooters throughout Downtown. But, have you spotted our Smart? You should have in the past year. Smart was one of the firsts to join Team Daily in 2015.

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As we were working on serving more clients and engaging with more customers, we happened to audition for Dragons’ Den.
What happened after the auditions, you have seen it and lived it with us. From preparing to packing to pitching, Dragons’ Den definitely kept us on our feet throughout the year. Thank you Michelle & Joe for believing in Team Daily.

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Yes, we were pitching and were pitching about how we are growing by leaps and bounds. Our move to the new office highlights our growth. Spacious and colorful, our new office is helping our team work and connect better. Talking about the Team, from developers to dispatchers and interns, we on-boarded new team members and cannot be more happy to have all of them around.

 

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When you have such supporting people around, celebrating your first time on National Television turns out be even better. This is exactly what happened with us when we hosted our Dragons’ Den Viewing Party at the Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar. We would like to thank everyone who attended it and cheered for us. Your belief in us makes us want to achieve more every single day.

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Being on National Television has it’s perks. Not only do people recognize our ‘Stache Brothers’ more, articles about Team Daily in different publications are making us humble. Thank you SFU, BCTIA, Financial Post, and BetaKit for writing about the essence of Team Daily.

The true essence of Team Daily is serving our vast array of clients. 2015 has been lucky for us since we partnered up with many stores throughout the year. From Chocolate stores to Boutiques to Florists and Catering Services, we now work with the best names in Vancouver. Naming few of them would be unfair so here is thanking all of you for trusting the Bow-tie Squad. Your experience with Team Daily will only get better with time.

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If it is Team Daily, it is about the Community. This year, too, we were involved with different community initiatives. We were proud partners of this year’s edition of TEDxSFU. We would like to applaud their organizing committee for making the event a success this year again.

Another initiative that got us involved with the community was the Startup’s Care run for the Vancouver Food Bank. We are grateful for this opportunity, Startup’s Care.

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While we are busy serving partners in Vancouver, we are also thinking about the partners in Toronto, Montreal and Seattle. 2016 will see us working with more partners, serving more customers and expanding our army of Delivery Specialists.

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Since our year started on a terrific note, thanks to Dragons’ Den, we ended it on a shoot-tacular note. (Spoiler Alert) Some more airtime on National Television? Sure!

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All in all, 2015 was an amazing year for us. Going by our strategies, 2016 is going to the Real Game!

Hope it is the same with all of you.

As we like to say, here is wishing you all A Happy, Rocking & Delicious New Year! 🙂

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Team Daily, Dragons, Drinks and the Deal

Team Daily’s Dragon madness has been going on for the past couple of months. We started with preparing for our pitch, preparing for the trip, and preparing to face the Dragons.

Once that was done, our dragon madness seemed to rest for a bit till we heard we would be airing. Airing on CBC, at Prime time, on Dragons’ Den for the Premiere episode! Gosh! We really couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Since happiness multiplies when shared, we decided to host a viewing party for our first-ever television appearance.

If you have ever hosted a party (chances are that you have!), you know how the logistics work.

We started with the guest list. We believe in the more, the merrier. On knowing that we have a lot of people to share our happiness with, we went on for venue-hunting. That was The Most Difficult Task! After running around for quite a bit, we finalized Rogue Kitchen + Wet Bar.

Since it was Rogue, we didn’t have to worry about decorating, shopping, stocking and after-party cleaning.

What we did was reach the venue on time, talk, enjoy, watch Team Daily on TV, celebrate and be thankful.

Didn’t we just summarize our party in one sentence? But, hey. It was a rocking affair. Let’s have the pictures do the rest of the talking!

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IMG_2983And, the Dragons’ Den Season 10 kicks off. *Waiting for Team Daily to make an appearance on the Den*

IMG_2981Deal it is! Surprise and happiness in equal measure among the guests and the hosts.

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The messages kept pouring in and the smiles kept getting brighter throughout the night.

Those are all the pictures from the night that we all enjoyed and will remember for quite sometime. How about the other pictures? Well, some we din’t click and some we couldn’t click (we were celebrating, you see!).

The party would not have been possible without everyone who showed up and of course, their continuous support. Thank You All! 🙂

 

It’s Showtime!

If you know us, you would know that tonight’s The Night.

We are airing tonight on Dragons’ Den’s Premiere episode. Yes, Dragons’ Den and the Premiere episode. We are way too excited than we actually should be.

Now, whatever goes on in the Den, you will be able to catch it on TV. But, what about the things that happened while we were filming? What do you expect to see on the Den? This question and that question. Hold on!

We are here to update you.

Let’s get started from the beginning.
(After all, what is a story without an awesome start?)

A few months back, we were busy sharing our preparations with you. Didn’t we prepare oh-so-perfectly for the Den?
To jog your memory, some pictures of us preparing for the show.

The boys really worked hard

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It’s all about the numbers, you see!

After planning, preparing and practicing, we finally met with the Dragons.

When Daily Delivery met with the Dragons, this is what happened.

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How sharp do they look?

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We are here to pitch and pitch with confidence. Oh, pitching to the Dragons involves a lot of fun (if you know what we mean!)

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All eyes on Us.

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But did we impress the Dragons? You will have to find out on tonight’s episode.

Finally, being the soft souls that we are, we are again going to be thanking all the amazing folks who have helped us and are continuously helping us to reach greater heights.

Here is a BIG THANK YOU going out to you, you, yes, you, too!

In short, a BIG THANK YOU to All Our Investors, Our Customers, Our Partners, Our Delivery Specialists, Our Internal Team and Our Well-wishers 🙂
You all inspire us day in and day out to better and better.

p.s. Do not forget to watch us getting grilled by the Dragons tonight 😉

Planning, Packing, Pitching! It is THAT time already

*Thinking to self* Yeah, the pitch went well. Joe is oh-so impressed with our Signature bow-ties! And the ladies, they are just bowled over by our charm!

“…and for that reason, I am out!” No, do not say no. Oh %&$@! This is not happening, this is not happening!

*Phone rings*

OH! That was a nightmare *wipes sweat off forehead*

You read that right, these are the nightmares our Boys have been having from the past couple of days. But if our preps are anything to go by, this is exactly what will NOT happen when we appear on The Den in a couple of days time!

Having seen our preparations already (You did not?! Time to check that blog, too!), we now present to you what are we packing for the Den.

Numbers? Check!

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Extra Bag? What?! We will get paid by cheque, right?

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Bow-tie Swag? Check!

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All the other things? Check!

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Gearing up for Toronto weather? Check!

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We clearly are very well-prepared for the Toronto weather! 😉

Our Hearts for the Dragon’s? CHECK!

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We Are Ready! Bring It On, We Say!

Be prepared to be thrilled, Dragons! 😉

 

Behind the Scenes at Daily’s Den for Dragon’s Den

Spring is here and Summer is near but these are not the seasons we are concerned with right now!

The only season we are concerned with is the Season 10 of CBC’s Dragon’s Den (You knew this was coming, didn’t you?! 😉 )

We are sure that by now you know that we have been preparing and counting days to the D-day (get it?!)

Since Team Daily is all about team-building, group-work and the community, we thought it would just be right for us to give you guys a sneak-peek into our preparations.

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Caution – The below preps are not your regular run-of-the-mill preps

Let us get started with the, hhmm, looks?!

Workout (Yes, they workout and how! Pumping hard to face the Dragons, you see!)

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Do stripes look better or should we choose plain shirts?! (We will have LOTS of ladies, erm, people watching us on National TV!)

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Blazer? Hoodie? This one or that one? (Colors do have an effect on your psychology!)

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The BOW-TIES!! Our hearts belong to the bowties.

This or That?!  (Our Boys will put their best bow-ties forward!)

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The Pitch! (Trust us, we are now pitching even in our dreams!)

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And now, The Numbers! (C’mon, that is confidential! 😉 )

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Ok, this amount of Behind-the Scenes information is enough for now 😀

We will be back soon with more, so stay tuned!

 

It is DD time for Dragon’s Den!

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Picture Credit – 4vector.com

We are sure that by now you all know that we have been selected for CBC’s Dragon’s Den! (Whaaaat?! You did not know it?! Well, now you do so smile! 🙂 )

Since we are soo excited about this, we decided to share our excitement with you and talk more about being chosen to face THE Dragons.

Just like all of you, we are also avid followers of the Dragon’s Den. Having watched numerous episodes and most of their seasons, we thought it would be fun auditioning for it. So, one fine afternoon when we learnt that Dragon’s Den will be auditioning in Vancouver, we leapt with joy, literally. Yeaa, that was one thing off of our bucket-list!

Prior to the auditions, we were sitting and wondering about what really sets us apart from the many other businesses that have been on the show! Then we realized how Daily Delivery or Team Daily (as we like to call ourselves) is more than just another business. Our love for the community, food, saving time and engaging with others helped us conceive Daily Delivery. We are just as passionate about the local community and our service, as an author would be for writing!
With each passing day, our ideas, plans and actions are all geared towards making the lives of all of us easier and simpler in these stressful times (Yes, we totally get the looming deadlines!)

During auditions, it was our love for what we do that helped us to get selected for Dragon’s Den. Now, we will show the entire country how a business can be successful by having your heart in the right place (Credit has to be given to our Founders for being soo charming, erm…..hardworking! 😉 )

Without getting emotional, (c’mon, it is just a TV show that we got selected for!) we would like to thank our phenomenal Internal Team (We love you, guys!), our team of fantastic Delivery Specialists (You have made Team Daily what it is today!), our amazing Customers (You are the reason we exist!) and our super-supportive Partners (You all rock!).

Congratulations all! *sending some virtual hugs*

With this, it is now time to get back to business and plan how to tame those Dragons 😉