Tommy Lin is the CEO of Rocketship Inc, a technology-enabled delivery company in Richmond, British Columbia. His fascination with logistics started early. In his university days at the Vancouver Community College in downtown Vancouver, Canada, he worked part-time doing food delivery for Uber Eats and DoorDash. “I came to appreciate both the operational and technology challenges of running a successful delivery service,” he says.
After he graduated, Tommy worked as a delivery driver for Amazon, and it was there that he saw how technology could help logistics companies operate efficiently at scale. However, he noticed that many local and small businesses in Vancouver needed same-day delivery services. Yet there was no cost-effective solution available.