Launched in 2015, Stasher is the world’s first sharing economy solution to luggage storage. This platform works as an online marketplace connecting travelers, event-attendees, and vacation rental guests with local shops and hotels who can store their luggage on a short-to-medium term basis.
Recently, the company has announced a €2.2M funding round led by VentureFriends, along with various angels, including Johan Svanstrom, former president of Expedia owned OTA giant, Hotels.com, who rejoins the illustrious team of backers supporting Stasher.
The luggage storage platform aims to use the funding to continue partnering with international hotel chains such as Premier Inn, Expedia, Holiday Express, OYO, and Accor.
Last year, Stasher partnered with the likes of Klook, Sonder, Marriott, and Hotels.com. Jacob Wedderburn- Day. Right now, the company has launched in over 250 cities since its inception, including the US and Australia since 2018.
Anthony Collias, CCO and Co-founder add:
“We’re bridging the gap between VR and Hotels. In fact, our model is so scalable that we could launch in any urban area that you could reasonably stay in an Airbnb. This means there’s an opportunity to launch more than 10,000 new cities shortly”.
Commenting on Stasher’s strategy for 2020, Jacob said:
“Exclusive integration with top quality brands has helped solidify our position as the most trusted brand in the market, and they hold the key to our expansion strategy for 2020. We don’t just want to be present in every city in the world; we want to be present in the most trusted and secure locations in every city in the world. This will set us apart from our competitors”.
Main image credits: Stasher
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