Our Story

The winter of 2014 marks the beginning of an innovative umbrella-sharing technology created by friends, Amir Entezari and Babak Assadsangabi. Vancouver’s rainy weather inspired their quest to solve the frustration of getting soaked in the rain due to the loss, breakage or simply forgetfulness in the possession of an umbrella. It produced UmbraCity – a simple, convenient and affordable service that allows everyone to mobilize freely and efficiently while adding vibrancy to the city.

The integration of modern technologies, creativity and drive to enhance the lives of others led to the development of a fully automated umbrella rental kiosk. After proven success on countless tests at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2016, UmbraCity started its journey to spread the solution. UmbraCity continues to grow its network, expanding its locations to provide more convenience for its users and to make rainy cities more livable.

Meet Our Team

Amir Entezari

Amir Entezari

Founder & CEO

Babak Assadsangabi, Ph.D.

Babak Assadsangabi, Ph.D.

Founder & CTO

Zhina Siadat

Zhina Siadat

Growth Strategy Advisor

Jamie Pitblado

Jamie Pitblado

Director, Business Development

Moe Entezar

Moe Entezar

Web Developer & QA