Goldbely

The Best Gourmet Food Online

HEADQUARTER New York City, NY

COMPANY SIZE Between 10 and 25

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10

FUNDING $10M - $25M

TAGS Social Commerce, E-Commerce, YC Winter 2013

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

Goldbely is a marketplace that enables consumers to buy food directly from the country's best independent food makers.

Technical challenges

* Optimizing our logistics: finding optimal package sizes; optimal shippers; minimizing shipping rates while keeping the shipping time as low as possible.
* Classic b2c web challenges: analytics tracking systems; optimizing for conversion;
* We're a very small engineering team; there's a challenge in evolving the codebase while maintaining simplicity.
* Applying ML to build deep customer behavior models and recommendation systems
* Our system is a monolithic rails app; you'd have the opportunity to move our codebase to a microservices model; moving to Elm, React, etc.
* We're invested in maximizing its collection of data and the application of statistics, probability theory, and machine learning to support product recommendations and drive customer behavior modeling.

Why join us?

- Venture-funded Y-Combinator Food Startup
- Rapid over 200% year over year growth since its inception
- Small, cohesive team of engineers who are lazer focused on delivering value while building simple, elegant, well designed systems
- Opportunity to join while we are growing the broader development organization and to impact organizational design, culture, principles, practices, and values

Other Reason:

- Eat delicious food all the time

Our press coverage

All our press: https://www.goldbely.com/press

http://www.fastcompany.com/3039976/how-to-make-a-2000-mile-pizza-delivery
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2014-11-26/goldbely-satisfies-the-craving-for-a-hometown-meal
http://www.forbes.com/sites/karstenstrauss/2013/06/05/food-glorious-food-from-a-website-to-your-door/

Our Founders

Joe Ariel

CEO

Trevor Stow

CTO

Vanessa Torrivilla

Co-founder

Joel Gillman

Chief Front-end Architect            

Our tech stack

  • PostgreSQL
  • Node.js
  • Redis
  • Ruby on Rails
  • CoffeeScript

Our investors

  • Intel Capital
  • 500 Startups
  • Y Combinator
  • FundersClub
  • 645 Ventures