WeDeliver was founded in Chicago in January 2013 by Jimmy Odom (CEO), Daniela Bolzmann (CMO) and Kirk Lashley (CTO) after they won 1st place in the November 2012 Startup Weekend. WeDeliver’s mission is to help local businesses grow and connect with the community through simple same-day delivery.
WeDeliver’s first product, WeDeliver for Business, provides an on-demand, same-day delivery service for local businesses by utilizing a web-based platform and crowd-sourced delivery fleet. Their most recent product, WeDeliver Locally, is a mobile app designed for local businesses with unique and curated products to join the mobile commerce movement.
For the first 35 weeks of operations, they were a bootstrapped business. They then went on to raise 800K from 21 angel investors, and pitch at Google Demo Day which landed additional funding from Steve Case, founder of AOL. In August 2014, they completed the TechStars Chicago program. WeDeliver’s continued growth is measured by partnerships with over 250+ local businesses and 400+ delivery specialists.