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Startup of the Week - Tapoly

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th March 2018
The innovative startup Tapoly, that offers on demand insurance that covers the risks of consumers in the sharing economy market Whilst the sharing economy has brought a lot of opportunities and flexibility galore, it has also brought some challenges. For example, there are obvious risks which are taken when you are letting out your property or lending your car. Likewise, whilst the gig economy h...
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Car & Away takes off with it's AirBnB for car rental service

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2018
Car & Away, is a peer-to-peer car rental startup allowing car owners to monetise their vehicle whilst travelling to & from the UK, with London Gatwick announcing it is the first UK airport to host the new peer-to-peer car rental scheme. Think AirBnB for car rentals.  Following a successful trial period, London Gatwick airport is partnering with innovative, sharing economy startu...
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Pay-as-you-go insurance startup Zego drives forward with £1.2m Investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 19th July 2017
Insurance Startup Zego, who provide 'pay-as-you-go/ride /drive' insurance cover for drivers working for sharing economy companies, such as Deliveroo, Jinn, UberEATS, and Amazon, have just raised another £1m+ in a seed funding round led by VC firm LocalGlobe. With pay and working conditions of the gig economy worker currently under review and the traditional insurance sector ripe f...
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UK peer to peer car rental company, RideLink, raises over £1m on Seedrs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st May 2017
RideLink, a UK peer to peer car rental platform, also operating in Spain and Germany, has surpassed its £1 million crowdfunding target. RideLink recently announced the launch of its first equity crowdfunding round, aiming to open to investors of all sizes who wanted to own part of the continued expansion of this disruptive car hire model. In the traditionally non-digital car renta...
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ParkBee makes private parking a public affair

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th May 2017
Most people who drive their car into a city centre, are faced with two major dilemmas. Firstly, parking spaces can be really really tough to find, and secondly when you find parking, it can literally cost an arm and a leg. Park that problem, here's a solution… Dutch startup ParkBee, which launched in the UK last October, make private parking spaces (for example, at office buildings and hot...
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‘RideLink is to automobiles what Airbnb is to homes’ - we chat with the Founders

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th April 2017
Last October we (Startacus that is) shared our love for RideLink a “peer-to-peer car rental marketplace” in our much coveted weekly startup of the week feature. RideLink seemed to be yet another great example of the potential of the shared economy - people using RideLink could rent their car to other people - simples. With over half a year done and dusted, we thought it only right to ...
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CityStasher makes a case for being the Airbnb for left luggage

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th March 2017
Founded in 2015 and based in London, CityStasher is a ‘sharing economy’ solution for left luggage storage (think Airbnb but for your heavy bags and suitcases). Connecting tourists with local hotels and shops who can securely store their bags, both the ‘hosts’ generate revenue and new footfall, and the the tourists save time and money. So what’s the left luggage prob...
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Startup of the Week - Ofixu

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd February 2017
If you’re a freelancer or a contractor you’ll know only too well that finding a space to work in can sometimes be a challenge. Your local coffee shop may fit the bill in some respects but chances are you may yearn for a desk in a less distracting environment. If that’s the case, our latest Startup of the Week ought to be right up your street. Ofixu is an online platform where u...
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Startup of the Week - RideLink

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th October 2016
If you’ve ever had to rent a car, you’ll know only too well that things don’t always go as exactly as you’d like - from the lengthy queues at the airport service desk to collect your keys through to the extra fees and charges that somehow get added to your bill. However, issues such as these could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to our latest Startup of the Week. Ride...
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Startup of the Week - Vrumi

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2015
The sharing economy startup that will enable you to rent a workspace in a private home...Fed up with working in coffee shops or just not at the stage where you can afford an office of your own? Or perhaps you just fancy the thought of working somewhere new. Either way, our latest Startup of the Week could be right up your street. Vrumi is a new platform which allows users to rent spaces in priva...
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