Say Hi to New Members of Team Daily

Hasn’t it been long since we last communicated? Oh, we feel like it’s been ages!

Yes, we were missing in action here but the action wasn’t missing us. While we were away from the blog, we were busy with growing Team Daily. From Delivery Specialists to Sales Reps to Interns, we have quite many new Daily-ians around.

Today, we’ll be talking to one of our new team members about some cliched and some interesting topics.

So, let’s get chatting with Rashmi Acharyya – our newest Intern.
Rashmi is a postgraduate candidate at SFU and you guessed it, she got in touch with us through our network at the University. She has been with us for over 2 months now and plans to extend her internship well into the New Year.

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Prior to joining our Team, Rashmi said that she thought Daily’s working environment was just like any other office where employees came in at 9am, quietly did their tasks, took a lunch break and left by 5pm. Although she was looking to gain work experience, she mentioned that she did not want a corporate style worklife.

With the stroke of their magic wand, our contacts at SFU got Rashmi in touch with us and the rest, let’s hear it from her.

Knowing that she doesn’t enjoy the traditional working environment, we quizzed her on how she finds Daily. She started with, “it’s so much fun” and added, “I love the people around me”. Smiling brightly, like she always does, she went on to say that she is always surrounded by fun, jokes and laughter. She’s right and you all know it! Talking about her team members, she said, “Fez, Sal and Jessie are such cool people to work with. I love their energy and their passion towards their work”.
Going by her enthusiasm, we think that our energy and passion has definitely rubbed on to her.
Talking about Daily moved on with us asking her about her tasks in the office. No, we don’t burden our interns with work. And no, we don’t get our interns to grab donuts and coffee for us. Okay, donuts are fattening and we drink beer so scratch that. Coming back to Rash (as we fondly call her), she said that though initially nervous, she is now confident to dabble in everything she can. She further added that she has learnt a great deal about all facets of a startup after joining us. “Choosing to join a startup was a conscious decision since I wanted to do learn about operations management, HR, accounting and all the tiny bits about running a business. I did not want to limit myself to just development work”, she elaborated on why she chose a startup for her internship. Good decision, we say!

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Other than learning about the nitty-gritty of day-to-day operations at Daily, Rash said that she’s also getting to improve her communication skills. She would like to use her enhanced interpersonal skills in the Sales arena. “Once I am well-versed with the business and am confident enough, I would like to go out and bring more clients for Daily”, she included.

It’s impressive to see Rash’s drive and zeal to learn more and do more. After all, these two qualities form the core of Team Daily.

While we can go on and on talking about work, we switched topics and asked Rashmi about fun at work. “Like I said earlier, every day at Daily is full of fun and laughter”, she said giggling thinking of all the usual antics of Daily-ians. When asked to narrate an incident, she spoke about the time Leo came into the office. “Amir’s puppy, Leo, is adorable. Playing with him while working is a lot of fun. When Leo was in the office, seeing Jessie also try and play with him was interesting. It was all the more interesting since Jessie is scared of dogs”, she said while looking at a visible embarrassed Jessie and bursting with laughter. “Also”, she went on, “playing with the drone in the office is another stress buster. But I get everyone staring at me when I crash it against the wall”. Yes, Rash, we get worried that we might just lose our beloved drone.
Work is all fun and games especially at this time of year. When inquired about her Holiday plans, Rash said that she did not have any concrete plans but looks forward to absorbing Vancouver’s Holiday spirit. With various activities and events going on, we are sure that Rash will have a gala time.

We are all in Holiday mode and mood. How about you? While you enjoy some hot chocolate, we’ll get back to working hard to bring you some exciting surprises next year. Till then, have a great time y’all! 😀

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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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2014, the amazing year it was!

Its been an amazing first year at Daily as we set out a new path, working with local businesses and residents to help create more sustainable and interconnected communities in the neighbourhoods we serve. With just a couple of days left for 2015, we decided to look back at 2014 and reminisce the year it was.

This year started for us like every one of you. But, how did it start? We don’t remember anything! Anyway, we are glad to have crossed many milestones and achieved many targets this year. From expanding our operations, to serving more customers, to building new partnerships… WOAH ! We have done so much.

Special Mention
All of this would not have been possible without our partners Just-Eat, Food.ee, LazyMeal, Spoon.pm, MintyFusion, and DinnrTime who have been supporting us throughout. A BIG THANK YOU to you all!

Our Clients
Apart from our partners, we have had the pleasure to cater to, and work with some wonderful clients including A Thinking Ape, Have Culinary Training Society, Freshbowl, Build Direct, Dunns Famous BC, Rebellious Tomato, India Bistro, India Gate, Yummy Pizza , Chengdu Bistro, and Kadoya Japanese Restaurant. A BIG SHOUTOUT to all of you!

Our Expansion
We have been constantly looking into serving more customers, and have expanded our operations to the neighborhoods of Kitsilano, Arbutus, Shaughnessy, Cambie, Fairview, FalseCreek, Mount Pleaseant, Hastings, East Hastings, Grandview, Renfrew, Renfrew Heights, Collingwood, Victoria, Knight, Fraser, Main, Mackenzie Heights, Quilchena, and Kerridale in Vancouver.
In the coming year, we are looking to expand our operations in the UBC & SFU campuses, W&N Vancouver, and even Toronto.
Having listened to our customers’ feedback, we are working on Grabbit; our consumer focused app to cater specifically to our individual users.

Our Team
In addition to the operations, we have also expanded our team and on-boarded more than 200+ Community Specialists some of whom are students, fathers, teachers, and even professional athletes. As we hope to expand our operations in the future, we are always on the lookout for more Community Specialists as well as more talent to join us at the Core Team of Daily Delivery.

Community Engagement
Coming to the community, we are honoured to have sponsored and serve the Greater Vancouver Food Bank program, StartUps-Care, and TEDxSFU this year.

So much achieved and so much more to look forward to! It was a collective effort of everyone that has brought about such a successful year for us.
Stay tuned with us for more exciting news in the coming year!
Till then, here is wishing everyone a very Happy, Rocking and Delicious New Year ahead!

The Year in Numbers
Over 25,000 Orders delivered in the first year of our operations.
Saved over 400,000 minutes of people’s time.
Delivered over a $1 million worth of food.