Author: Meagan Simpson
This week, Y Combinator held its Summer 2019 Demo Day and this time 11 Canadian startups participated in the seed accelerator program including VIATEC Member, Cuboh!
YC’s summer 2019 cohort was comprised of 197 companies overall, which pitched to investors over the course of two days. The 11 Canadian companies mark the second largest group of Canadians to ever participate in YC; the record was set in YC’s winter 2018 batch, which included 12 Canadian startups.
From a breathalyzer for cannabis to college financing and coding, here are 10 Canadian or Canadian-founded startups that participated in Y Combinator this season. BetaKit has agreed to keep one of the startups off the record as they remain in stealth mode.
Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Cuboh is a platform that integrates delivery services like Grubhub, SkipTheDishes, and Doordash. It allows restaurants to consolidate their various app delivery services and POS systems on one dashboard, as well as view metrics and analytics. According to Cuboh, users can “86 [get rid of] items, accept, reject, refund, and remark items all in real-time, regardless of which delivery platform they come from.”
Cuboh was founded in late 2017 by CEO Juan Orrego as an analytics platform for restaurants. In August 2018, Sinan Sari joined on as a co-founder, and, according to BC Business, the two turned Cuboh into the subscription platform it is today.
Orrego said that since starting YC, Cuboh has grown by 300 percent from $120,00 in annual recurring revenue (ARR) to $360,000 ARR. He also stated that Cuboh already has customers in Canada, the US, and Hong Kong.