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At Vator Splash Spring, CEO-founders from Deliv, TaskEasy, ZIRX, and YourMechanic discuss zero waste
At our Vator Splash Spring event earlier this month, Mike Walsh (Partner, Structure Capital) led a panel session with the CEOs and founders from companies that could be considered part of the zero waste economy, including Art Agrawal (Founder and CEO, YourMechanic), Sean Behr (Founder and CEO, ZIRX), Ken Davis (Founder and CEO, TaskEasy), and Daphne Carmeli (Founder and CEO, Deliv).
Among other things, the panel discussed when on-demand startups should expand to new markets.
Thanks to our amazing top-tier Splash Spring 2016 sponsors: KPMG, Javelin Venture Partners, SAP Startup Focus Program, Bread and Butter, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Lyft, Avison Young, Tubemogul, Wendel Rosen and Dictionary.com.
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Business model: By partnering directly with retailers, Deliv allows the retailer to retain their direct relationship with the customer. Deliv believes in giving the customer, and retailer, the ultimate experience with easier purchase, superior delivery personnel and low prices. The Deliv “same-day delivery” button is integrated into the retailer’s checkout screen. The Deliv platform incorporates smart routing and full transparency including the ability for shoppers to watch their delivery on a map real time from pick up to their doorstep.
Competitive advantage: Deliv differs from other same-day delivery services by partnering directly with retailers and pricing same-day delivery the same, or lower, than standard delivery. This makes the traditionally premium service significantly more attractive to both consumers and retailers, driving significant volume and scale.
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ZIRX Mobility Services is a full-service platform that empowers auto manufacturers, dealerships and fleet owners to provide unique customer experiences and manage backend operations more efficiently.
ZIRX is available nationally and is currently operating across many of the nation’s top metro regions, including San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago.
Headquartered in San Francisco, ZIRX was founded by in 2014 by Internet veterans who have built marketplace businesses in e-commerce and advertising. The company is funded by Bessemer Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners and Trinity Ventures.