With the tech platform built out of Whitehill’s digital agency, Hatching Lab, it took around three months to get Boxbird operational and bring on the first customer.
Spacer has acquired San Francisco-based company Roost. Launched in 2014, Roost will rebrand to Spacer, with its employees to stay on to lead US operations.
Just over six months on from launch, peer-to-peer marketplace for self storage Spacer has partnered with French company Costockage as it looks to take on Asia.
This year seems to be the year of the self storage startup. First we got Melbourne’s Boxly, then came – and went – Rocket Internet’s SpaceWays, and Boxbird. Now Melbourne startup Spacelli wants to take a stab at the market.
Launching online self storage startups seems to be all the rage this year, with Rocket Internet-backed SpaceWays launching in Australia in February, and Melbourne-based competitor Boxly following soon after. Whether consumers are actually taking to them is a different story – SpaceWays recently shut up shop and headed back to London.
Following its foray into the Australian market two months ago, Rocket Internet’s self storage startup SpaceWays now has a competitor, with Melbourne-based startup Boxly launching today.