Age: Went live in February 2015
Founder: James Middleton
So what's the Elevator Pitch?
Street Stream allows people to book individual couriers directly. This leads to a more personal service between customers and couriers. Customers gain motivated couriers who are reliable, punctual and polite.
What was your lightbulb moment?
I saw how Hailo and Uber had made Black Cab and mini-can services so much better and saw how a similar disruptive technology could transform the courier market.
What makes you special?
Street Stream is unique in the respect that no other system allows you to book an individual same-day courier, who is individually rated and reviewed; and allows to specify narrow pickup and delivery windows.
And in a previous life…
I was a senior researcher at a quantitative global macro fund at BlackRock, which is another way of saying that tried to forecast stock market and commodity price movements.
The headaches and growing pains...
Running a startup is non-stop headaches: getting the technology just right is an ongoing process; marketing and in the courier world especially the smooth running of operations. We set a high standard in all respects and hope to meet them!
Finish this sentence: I couldn’t live without…
We couldn’t live without Reply, LinkedIn, HubSpot, as well as our loyal clients and hard-working couriers!