🔥 Crunch #042: Beautiful Status Pages, Organic Produce Delivered To Your Doorstep

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Hey, Trevor here. I’m back with two brilliant startups. Hope you’re enduring the heatwave well!

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🇪🇬 instatus: Beautiful status page in 10 seconds. (Founded 2020, Total Funding Amount: bootstrapped)

How it works

With a status page, you keep your customers happy, especially during downtime.

For SaaS products, status pages are a great way to reduce support tickets and building customer trust.

Here’s how the instatus status page looks and feels.

The Metrics

Instatus is an open startup, check out the metrics here.

Founded in 2020 and is growing steadily. Recently passed the $2k/mo milestone.

Instatus has 4006 status pages, of which 111 are paying users.

The Team

Based in Cairo, Egpyt, founded by Ali Salah.

Ali graduated from the American University in Cairo with a Computer Engineering major. Previously, he worked at tech companies in Egypt.


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🇨🇦 Peko: Organic produce delivered to your doorstep. (Founded 2020, Total Funding Amount: bootstrapped)

I love this idea since grocery stores throw away massive amounts of food each year. — Peko Produce is a solid case for reducing waste and making use of all resources.

How it works

Peko Produce delivers "peculiar" products to your doorstep for up to 40% off retail prices.

"Peculiar" produce are fruits and vegetables that taste great but don't look grade A.

Peko is a single-purchase service. Customers are in full control of when they want their produce.

Customers are notified by email every week when the order form opens. Read more about it here.

As of now, the fresh produce is delivered in Vancouver, Burnaby, and Richmond.

The Team

Based in Vancouver, Canada. Co-founded by Sang and Ariloo.

The backstory

We are on a mission to empower access to affordable, healthy diets and rescue local food waste, one delivery at a time.

That's why we source and deliver to you at a heavily discounted price. Most of all of the products are certified organic.

For more information, please see the FAQ page.


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