At present the Cloosiv group is saying that they’ve raised a $1M seed spherical.
Most espresso retailers need to have the ability to supply cell ordering — however apps are powerful to construct and keep, and customers don’t need to set up an app for a espresso store they may solely go to a couple of times.
As an alternative, Cloosiv’s method is to construct one massive community of espresso retailers all underneath the identical app roof. Open up Cloosiv, and up pops a listing of close by, Cloosiv-enabled retailers. Faucet into any of the retailers, and also you’ll get a cell ordering expertise not not like what you’ll discover on the big title rivals — with issues like order historical past, merchandise customization, and tipping all included. Cloosiv prices retailers a share off every order, with the proportion lowering as order quantity goes up.
Cloosiv founder Tim Griffin tells me that traders within the spherical embrace Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham, Roger Dickey (Founder and former CEO of Gigster), Avichal Garg (former Fb Director of Product Administration), Ken Deeter, Brad Powers (CTO of Passport), and John Kim (co-founder of the chat API firm SendBird).
Cloosiv at present has round 315 areas utilizing the platform, and so they’re anticipating to go 500 by the top of this yr.
With cell ordering making up at the very least 13% of Starbucks’ transactions within the US final yr, this house is heating up. A competing platform out of Seattle, Joe Coffee, introduced only a few months back that it had raised $750okay with plans to develop its community to different main cities.
Whereas Cloosiv retailers at present obtain orders by way of the standalone Cloosiv app, the subsequent step for the corporate is integrating orders into the point-of-sales apps many retailers are already utilizing — like Clover, Micros, and Sq.. Griffin tells me a partnership with Sq. is already within the works, with integration into the Sq. point-of-sales app “shut.”