Co-Founder & CEO
After leaving a career in banking, Josh Simair went on to co-found the largest restaurant delivery network in Canada, SkipTheDishes. Founded in 2012, SkipTheDishes has made a huge name for itself, ranking 5th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list in 2017 and reporting 10,969.6% revenue growth from 2013-2016. Now in over 30 markets across Canada and the U.S., the on-demand food delivery network was recently acquired by Just-Eat in 2016 in a deal worth over $200 million, marking one of Western Canada’s largest tech exits to date.
With a passion for creating value for his customers, his employees and shareholders, Josh has become a poster child for the virtues of doing business in the Prairies and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.
With SkipTheDishes, the vision was to address the service gap for popular Winnipeg restaurants and eateries that were in high-demand, but didn’t offer home delivery. He needed to create a way to facilitate a relationship between the customer with a need, and the vendor with a product.
Since it’s inception, the company has grown to almost 800 employees and over 10,000 restaurant partnerships in 50+ cities.