49. HeadBox

With growth on the ascent, this venue booking platform is making the most of underused spaces

Founder: Andrew Needham
Founded: April 2015 (Launched October 2015)
Website: www.headbox.com

Celebrating its second appearance in the Startups 100 index, HeadBox is “unlocking” creative, inspiring and spectacular spaces across the UK, whether for a meeting, workshop or big event.

Founded by Andrew Needham, a former Startups.co.uk columnist, in 2015, HeadBox allows you to book a hand-picked collection of more than 4,500 spaces. These spaces are spread across five UK cities from London to Liverpool, Bristol to Birmingham and Manchester, as well as a range of grand country escapes.

Headbox claims to be the first platform in the UK to launch a booking and payment system that allows guests to book a space online using a debit/ credit card or Paypal – and this month it’s set to launch a payment by invoice service.

For hosts using the service, HeadBox recently introduced dynamic pricing which allows them to list more than 150 price type combinations, with full control over five price types applied to different slots every seven days of the week.

Headbox hosts can also access a bespoke package, which provides a tailored event quote to a specific guest that can be booked via the platform.

Since featuring in 2016, HeadBox has doubled the size of its team and is now backed by £1.4m in funding.

The platform is on its way to becoming the go-to global marketplace for hiring out amazing underused spaces.

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