With €750K seed capital, this Dutch startup aims to make moving sector more flexible

With €750K seed capital, this Dutch startup aims to make moving sector more flexible

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Recently, ScanMovers, the independent moving platform based out of the Netherlands received new funding of €750,000 tied to growth KPI’s from a group of angel investors with a background in e-commerce, tech and insurance.

With this funding, the Amsterdam-based startup is aiming to make the home removal market more transparent by making all movers available on one easy-to-use platform to easily compare and book.

Founded by Boyan Nijpels and Maurits Koopman, ScanMovers is also planning to use this capital to develop technology and an app that makes moving stress-free. As of now, ScanMovers is the largest moving platform in the Benelux and now has a total funding of 1.25 million euros. Notably, about half of all Dutch movers are connected to this platform.

In fact, the startup previously launched an innovative moving insurance with Meijers Assurantiën, where all movers can pay a premium per move instead of per month.

Boyan Nijpels, Co-founder said:

This saves removal companies costs and enables them to respond to the spikes in demand. Most moves take place at the end of the month or over the weekend. It is still difficult to find last-minute personnel. If moving companies were to organise their staff more flexible, they can save about twenty percent on their fixed costs. If they pass this on to their customers, everybody wins. Moreover, they want to make the moving world even more flexible and efficient. With that being said, the ScanMovers will be launching a new sharing platform for workers and buses.

Moving is in the top three of the most stressful life experiences. As a result, you do not always have an eye for everything that needs to be prepared. Our app to be released next year will take the consumer and mover through all the steps that need to be taken. This makes every move run smoothly: no one forgets the parking permit for the moving van or arranging an external lift. This saves the consumer and mover a lot of worries, frustration and time.

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