Canadian Success Story: BufferBox

BufferBox is a network of parcel pick-up stations that are conveniently located, allowing customers to grab parcels securely and on their schedule. The company is led by three extremely bright University of Waterloo grads: Mike McCauley, Aditya Bali and Jay Shah.

The BufferBox team was part of Y Combinator’s Summer 2012 class and pitched at their 15th Demo Day. The presentation landed them a spot on TechCrunch’s list of 10 best startups. Just a few months later Google acquired the company for $25 million.

On the date of acquisition, Google Waterloo engineering director Steve Woods remarked, “We’re not going to go into great detail about our future plans, but we think there’s a real exciting space beyond this amazing start with boxes, and the idea of touching consumers as part of their end-to-end experience is something we’re going to explore together. I don’t think we would say even definitively what it’s going to be, but we’re going to do some great things together.”

The team at BufferBox has an exciting future ahead of them. Join us this Thursday from 6:00-7:30pm at the Bitmaker Labs classroom for an exclusive chat with Aditya Bali, Co-Founder of BufferBox. Aditya will be sharing insights into his experience as an entrepreneur and answering any questions you have.